Art by Samantha MillerThe Pepperdine Year 2 Welcome was meant to be a fun social experience for both sophomores and transfer students, but the University overcharging for a New Student Orientation experience wasn’t worth it.With a price tag of $1,500, participants attending this six-day program beginning Aug. 20, experienced opportunities to develop friendships and become … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why Year 2 Welcome Wasn’t Worth It
Art by Caitlin RoarkThe US government has been shut down since Dec. 22, 2018, making it the longest shutdown in United States' history. Pepperdine students abroad in Washington, D.C., will find the National Mall eerily quiet as government employees wait for the shutdown to be lifted.However, the D.C. program is not the only part of Pepperdine that is affected by the government … [Read more...] about Stay Informed on the Government Shutdown
Infographs by Kelly RodriguezA rewrite of legislation known as the Higher Education Act could bring major changes to student financial aid and be "remarkably bad for students," said Terry Hartle, senior vice president of the Division of Government and Public Affairs for the American Council on Education.The Higher Education Act, originally passed in 1965, was last renewed in … [Read more...] about Rewritten Higher Education Act May Affect Financial Aid Process
It’s a stressful time of year. As tax season approaches and families rush to finish their FAFSA, navigating through the financial aid websites of colleges is a daunting process. Students and parents are expected to click through hundreds of links in order to comprehend how to receive the most aid possible. This is no exception at Pepperdine. The current estimated cost of … [Read more...] about Who receives financial aid and why?