Photo illustration by Ali Levens Although journalism's primary goal is to inform readers of the news, sometimes reporting on traumatic events harms those who experienced such events. From the Borderline shooting in 2018 to several severe car crashes, Pepperdine is no stranger to events that inflicted hurt and suffering upon the community. These tragedies resulted in … [Read more...] about The News: Hurting Instead of Helping?
Pictured: Miranda Hall. Photo by Anastasia Condolon Mental illness is never a path someone would choose. But for five Pepperdine students, it's an avenue that has led them on a winding journey as they wrestle with their diagnoses, healing and faith. These three may never fully converge, but all five students have come to terms with their diagnosis and found meaning and … [Read more...] about Avenue of Acceptance: How Mental Health and Faith Intertwine
Studying abroad is a classic part of the Pepperdine experience, and about 80% of students participate in at least one study-abroad offering before graduation. The University markets International Programs to prospective students as a uniquely Pepperdine opportunity, but how many students actually go abroad? Who are they, why do they go, where do they stay and, most … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a Valuable Experience’: Going Abroad Changes Students’ Lives
Art by Kiley Distelrath and Leah Bae Humans try to understand themselves — how they think, how they relate to people, why they react the way they do — but this understanding doesn't come easily. Enter the Enneagram — a model of nine interconnected personality types with ancient roots that brings people a sense of self-understanding and an awareness of how others process … [Read more...] about Discovering Self and Others through the Enneagram
Art by Ally Armstrong Going into another COVID-19 meeting March 1, the Lausanne program participants were split on whether they were going home. Part of them figured it was just another check-in from the university about the virus — probably with no new information — but others were beginning to piece it together. The Lausanne students guessed right; the program was … [Read more...] about Early Return: Lausanne