It’s vital to a healthy existence and something every human being craves.
Photo courtesy of Key Pearson One word to describe junior business administration major Key Pearson is “energized.” She has not gone a week without running since her junior year of high school, drinks half a cup of coffee every morning and loves driving fast. “I like to push myself and see my limits always,” Pearson […]
Photo courtesy of Priscilla Merlo Senior international studies major Priscilla Merlo exudes warmth. Merlo has been on a journey to find herself through reimagining her faith and her passions. During her time at Pepperdine, Merlo has explored theologies that have spurred her to reevaluate her love of people, Latinx culture and her career goals. “I […]
Belief systems require grace, understanding and passion, but they also deserve to be challenged.
Senior Zeke Bongiovanni has a deep love for people and authentic connections.
Photo courtesy of Juan Carlos Hugues As a high school student, Juan Carlos Hugues was at war with his identities. Hugues now proudly identifies as gay, Latinx and Christian, specifically Church of Christ. Hugues, a senior psychology and religion major, served as president during the 2019-2020 academic year for Crossroads — now called Crossroads Gender […]
Pepperdine students and faculty who have a disability share their experience.
Photo courtesy of Claire Lee Editor’s Note: Claire Lee is a PGM staff writer for the Fall 2020 semester. From the United States to Canada, Bolivia, Mexico and South Korea, Claire Lee travels around the world. A sophomore political science major, Lee uses her faith, friends and the places she travels to understand herself and […]
Photo courtesy of Joe Karlous Sophomore Joe Karlous was in high school when his grandfather’s death led him to an existential ultimatum: pursue God wholeheartedly or settle into a lukewarm faith. Karlous, a psychology major and setter for the Pepperdine Men’s Volleyball team, was steeped in Coptic Orthodox traditions most of his life. Still, he […]