The president and faculty adviser of Pepperdine’s Poetry Society share their passion for writing and their perspective on poetry as a form of art.
A creative piece by copy editor Gabrielle Mathys.
Kennedi Rae Syphax finds a way to bring artistic expression to everything she does.
Photos courtesy of Ryan Opton Senior Ryan Opton believes comedy has a way of healing. Opton, president of the Pepperdine Improv Troupe (PIT), did not attempt improv until his freshman year at Pepperdine. On a whim, he auditioned for the troupe and found himself performing in front of audiences the next week. Soon, he was […]
The following are pieces of photo-poetry — where words unveil truth behind dancers’ movements.
Graphic by Monica Avila The smell of strong coffee, a leather-bound journal, a desk of cluttered papers and a portfolio of overly emotional poems might describe a common, if not cliche, opinion of creative writers. The reality for creative writers is long hours, rigid classes, writing and rewriting and, of course, passion. “The writing life […]
Creative writers find outlet in Pepperdine University Poetry Society
After Dance In Flight was nearly cancelled, Pepperdine senior Melinda Marciano stepped up to help guide the program into a new era
Art by Christopher Chen Author Stephen King received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama on Thursday, Sept. 10. Since its establishment in 1985, this high honor has only been awarded to about 20 fiction authors, including such celebrated American writers as Ralph Ellison, author of “Invisible Man,” and John Updike, author of […]
Pepperdine is full of talented students working in all aspects of the arts. This week, the Graphic walked around with junior Joel Wood to talk about the craft of creative writing. Q: What is your favorite means of self-expression? A: I like writing. Q: How long have you known that writing is a passion of […]