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Art by Peau Porotesano In case you missed it, Filipino food is going to be the next big food trend. At least according to the headlines of countless magazine articles. “I predict, two years from now, Filipino food will be what we will have been talking about for six months … I think that’s going […]
Photo by Kayla Lee “What are you?” “Where are you really from?” “You don’t act like a normal Black person.” “You don’t look like you speak Spanish.” “I never think of you as a real Asian.” These statements capture a more subtle form of racism. Known as microaggressions, these phrases are everyday verbal snubs or […]
Photos by Jenna Aguilera English: I am White. My skin is pale most of the year, and I’ve had more than a few remarks on my “Valley Girl accent.” I’ve had friends count how many times I use the word “like,” and I visit Starbucks on the regular. Half of my wardrobe could be considered […]
Graphic by Nate Barton A study by Priceonomics ranked Pepperdine as No. 11 in racial and ethnic diversity on college campuses. The study examined universities ranked in the top 100 for academics by U.S. News and World Report. The study used data from the Department of Education and from bestcolleges.com to look at the makeup […]
Art by Christine Nelson My first day at Pepperdine culturally shocked me. I finally understood what people meant by the expression of the American “melting pot” and how different cultures have melted into creating a single American culture. I clearly remember an ethnically Chinese student sitting next to me in COM 180, speaking in a […]
This week in class, my communication professor asked the question, “Is media a product of culture, or is culture a product of media?” Hands shot up left and right as students with well-formed opinions debated each side of the argument back and forth. Watching this debate, I wondered if matters are actually that simple. Why […]
Art by Christine Nelson My father devoted his entire working career to being a food engineer. He grew up in an impoverished village in Taiwan, splitting a salted egg with seven other family members over bowls of diluted rice. After he immigrated to Massachusetts and earned his PhD in food science, he devoted his time […]
The reason nobody writes about being a straight, rich and white male is shame — the irreparable reputation of colonialism, slavery and mass warfare. As a demographic we have quite the resume, including such terrible chapters as the Holocaust and Jim Crow fitted with the discovery of e=mc2, capitalism and the mocha Frappuccino. I, myself, […]