The collapse of the Afghan government in August 2021 started a greater conversation worldwide surrounding the consequences of war and global intervention. With a track-record of state-building successes and failures, the United States and each person must decide if state-building is “worth it.”
As calls across America increase for racial justice, it is important to also consider environmental justice. Marginalized communities face increased rates of environmental degradation that lead to physical and mental implications.
Abroad in South Korea is a series that discusses South Korean life and culture through my personal experiences. This installment explores the process of traveling to another country in the age of COVID-19.
Listening to the concerns of teachers ensures the success of students.
Art by Peau Porotesano This past November, California raised the gas tax 12 cents, from 29.7 to 41.7 cents per gallon. With the rising gas prices, Pepperdine students are suffering from the costs of a tax that has no benefit for them at all. This overreaching tax is a complete waste of money for most […]
Art by Madeline Duvall Throughout the past week, news pundits on both sides of the aisle butted heads on who was to blame for the government shutdown. Conservative outlets like Fox News were quick to throw Democrats under the bus, while CNN polls showed that more people hold President Donald J. Trump and the GOP […]
Terrorist groups crave legitimacy. Don’t give it to them.
Immigrant farmworkers in California plant and harvest 11 percent of the nation’s produce, yet many of them in Ventura County lack affordable, adequate housing. While nonprofits, the government and some businesses try to help, consumer choices play a key role in the living conditions of thousands of families in Ventura and across California.
There are rare moments in life when we are shaken back into realizing how valuable everything we have is and how much we forget to be thankful for. Recently, a young Egyptian woman was able to bring a group of Pepperdine students back to this reality we so often forget. With four other senior girls, […]
Art by Brooke Muschott Latin America may be of little or no relevance to some, as it is so far away and rarely spoken of. However, as Pepperdine students, we should acknowledge that there are numerous problems that are occurring in Latin America and, more specifically, my country, Ecuador. We are global citizens and are […]