In a sculpture for the Junior Thesis Exhibition in Payson Library, junior Art major Luke Knox displayed a printer with money coming out of it, not expecting the money to be gone within hours. Following the return of the money and an investigation by DPS, the focus of Knox’s installation began to evolve.
In a Nov. 13 email to community members, Connie Horton, vice president for Student Affairs, shared news of the death of sophomore Nicholay Osokin. Friends and professors of Osokin reflect on shared memories to honor his life and legacy.
Senior Alicia Oumsang said she learned the term “model minority” after seeing an infographic on Instagram in summer 2020 that discussed how the myth drives a wedge between Asian and Black Americans. Oumsang said while the idea of grouping Asian Americans as the “model minority” may seem positive at the surface level, it is important people learn just how harmful the myth is.
A name can connect someone to their heritage, carry symbolic meaning and shape a person’s identity. Three individuals discuss their relationship with and understanding of their names, showing the power one word can have on a person’s life.
President Jim Gash announced the conclusion of Deryck van Rensburg’s role as Graziadio Business School dean at the end of the spring 2022 semester in a Dec. 1 email to community members. Gash wrote van Rensburg will take a sabbatical in the 2022-23 academic year and return as a faculty scholar the following semester.
The newly created Office for Community Belonging is a place for students and faculty to freely voice their experiences and opinions at Pepperdine. With a need for diversity and inclusion to hold a bigger space within campus culture, students and administrators hope for the community to transform for the better.
Body and Soul incorporates the five senses within a new piece of art, music, film or experience; showcasing what staff find meaningful. News Editor Emily Shaw reminisces on childhood memories while enjoying food from Paris Baguette.
Malibu locals protested vaccine mandates in schools and for people in general as part of a larger national walkout, protesters said. The demonstration lasted for several hours by the Malibu Pier on Nov. 3.
With last year’s event canceled, International Programs made a grand homecoming with this year’s Return. IP alumni shared stories of their experiences abroad with first-year students, competed in the traditional tug-o-war competition and watched their program videos, all while enjoying meals from food trucks.
The Good News Column is back! In the first Good News piece of the fall 2021 semester, News Editor Emily Shaw shares what makes Pepperdine feel like home for her, or more like who.