While the moments one has lived define them, the moments a person misses or chooses to forfeit can be just as powerful. Three Seaver students shared stories of moments they missed and what it means to find closure.
A poem from the Currents Spring 2021 Creative Writing Competition.
The grieving process involves numerous psychological, cultural and religious components, including important mourning practices. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have been forced to experience loss differently than they might have expected.
When a loved one dies, people will often practice certain grieving rituals to honor the dead and comfort the living. Ari Schwarzberg, rabbi-in-residence at Pepperdine, discusses various mourning practices in Judaism.
Photo courtesy of Joe Karlous Sophomore Joe Karlous was in high school when his grandfather’s death led him to an existential ultimatum: pursue God wholeheartedly or settle into a lukewarm faith. Karlous, a psychology major and setter for the Pepperdine Men’s Volleyball team, was steeped in Coptic Orthodox traditions most of his life. Still, he […]
When Justin Chai lost his father in 2017, he began a journey to rediscover the meaning of his faith and how to honor God through his father’s life.
A 3-way conversation about the effects of COVID-19 in the wake of Pepperdine shutting down
As the one-year anniversary of Alaina Housley’s death during the Borderline Shooting approaches, students abroad in Florence reflect on who would have been one of their fellow travelers.
Sophomore Alicia Yu speaks to her experience as a a survivor of the Borderline Shooting, suitemate of Alaina Housley and student abroad in Lausanne.
As the one-year anniversary of the Borderline Shooting and Woolsey Fire approaches and the campus reflects upon the tragedies, respect the healing process of those around you, whatever it may look like.