The start of the school year can be exciting for some and nerve-racking for others as a new chapter begins. For seniors, the start of the fall semester marks the end of their final year at Pepperdine. Because the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the class of 2024's first year at Pepperdine, many seniors graduating this coming spring have had a rather untraditional … [Read more...] about Seniors Share Sentiments About Their Final Year
Junior William Castleberry poses in front of Payson library while displaying his London pride after studying abroad there. Many third-year students have only recently made their way into campus for the first time this fall after the COVID-19 pandemic and studying abroad. Photo by Sammie Wuensche The COVID-19 pandemic created a long-lasting impact on everyone, but it's led to a … [Read more...] about Third-Year Students Make their Way to Malibu for the First Time
The view from Pepperdine's Villa in Florence, Italy. The University altered the summer 2022 program in Florence due to COVID-19 restrictions. Photo courtesy of Melanie Calderon Pepperdine altered the summer 2022 Florence International Program due to new COVID-19 restrictions, according to a Feb. 10 email from International Programs to all summer 2022 Florence participants. … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Alters Florence Summer Program Due to COVID Regulations
Art by Mary Karapetyan When President Jim Gash announced Jan. 12 that classes would resume in-person with one day’s notice, a shock was felt among Waves everywhere. Many students said they were hesitant to accept the University's decision. While some said they are thankful to be back in the classroom, others would rather learn virtually to avoid spreading the virus and to … [Read more...] about Opinion: Can Students Avoid the Zoom Gloom?
Junior Kristopher Gordon poses for a self-timer image on his iPhone while in isolation due to COVID-19. Gordon stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Westlake Village from Jan 11-19 after he tested positive. Photo courtesy of Kristopher Gordon The email with a subject line of “Your Pepperdine COVID-19 Test Results is Ready" is arriving in many inboxes — some with results students … [Read more...] about Conquering Isolation One Day at a Time