Growing up is a process forced on all of us. As time moves, faces mature and people enter a place of deeper self-awareness. While development happens to us without effort, growing up well and intentionally is a choice.
Despite a closed campus and restricted civic activities, some first-year students sought to replicate as much of the college experience as COVID-19 allowed. Several first-years describe the experience of navigating leases, living away from home and seeking community.
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Art by Madeline Duvall Turning 22 is not as fun as Taylor Swift makes it seem. It’s not really an exciting birthday, especially compared to 21. If anything, it may feel like the first boring birthday of one’s adult life. My birthday was on Feb. 8 and leading up to it, I found it hard […]
Graphic by Nate Barton It is difficult to determine when exactly one transitions from childhood to adulthood. Studies have shown that it is the brain that determines one’s maturity, not one’s age. In addition, people’s life experiences also shape who they are. Hence, the brain’s development and one’s life experiences are what determine a person’s […]
Carrie Bradshaw was always true to herself.
How California’s new smoking age legislation harmfully redefines adulthood
Art by Peau Porotesano Graduation is slowly but surely creeping up on seniors, along with the awful question we will all have to face: “What do you plan to do after graduation?” My answer is always the same. Embarrassed, and feeling slightly pressured to have it all together, I say, “I’m not sure.” Oftentimes it […]
Art by Peau Portesano We can’t “life,” and Pepperdine isn’t helping our cause. We are all technically legal adults. We’ve come of age, but how many of us actually feel like adults? Parents seem to miraculously know everything. They know how to pay taxes, how to make fancy chicken dishes and how to make ends […]