The first chai tea latte my friend Anežka and I had was extra sweet and extra foamy, and as we sipped our warm drinks, we embarked on the beginning of a wonderful next few days together. We had our first chai early in the morning at the airport while catching up. We discussed the happenings at school, the romantic entanglements of friends and funny TikToks. In a D.C. cafe near … [Read more...] about Good News: Having Conversations Over Chai
First-year Ethan Barragán leans over the porch at his home in Hawthorne, Calif., in October. He said he would love to work in policy and often spends his free time listening to podcasts and researching current events.Photos Courtesy of Ethan BarragánFirst-year Political Science major and Communication minor Ethan Barragán said his dream job is to work on … [Read more...] about Fresh Faces: RISE Intern Delves Into the World of Politics
Photos Courtesy of Ifeanyi Ezieme In light of recent events on campus, such as the Yik Yak posts and last week's blackface incident, this year's Posse Plus Retreat focused on the issue of tolerance by providing a safe space for students to discuss racial issues with the retreat's theme: "Sticks and Stones: Language and Speech in a Diverse Society." "Even though we've … [Read more...] about Posse Plus Retreat Focuses On The Power Of Words
After ending a phone call with Pepperdine’s International Program Dean Charles Hall, Brian Swarts was left with a difficult decision to make. Swarts was conflicted with choosing between his previous employer, family ties to Japan and his alma mater. He had to decide to either work as the Program Director for The Salvation Army in Japan — where his wife is from — or as the … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Welcomes New Washington D.C. Program Director
“Where did you go abroad?” “DC.” “But that’s not abroad.” “What brilliant geographic commentary. You should run for Miss America.” “Don’t you want to go somewhere a bit more … exciting?” “Exciting? I learned how to Salsa dance on a rooftop in Havana. I went to Monster Jam, Monticello, New York … [Read more...] about I choose Washington, D.C.