For the first time, the RISE Summit took place in Elkins Auditorium on March 30. The Pepperdine community came together to share their stories and definitions of resilience, and learn from one another about how to build resilience in the future, said Connie Horton, vice president for Student Affairs.
Lily Castro, owner of Lily’s Malibu — perhaps most famous for their mouthwatering breakfast burritos — is the main draw at her Point Dume restaurant.
Photo by Matt Benton As a child, Hung Le’s favorite game to play was “Coming to America.” “We used to take these suitcases, and we would pretend we were going to America,” Le said. “That was the Promised Land.” Within the suitcases, which Le referred to as “war kits,” were family pictures, clothes, a little […]
Art by Sybil Zhang Recent policy decisions made by President Donald Trump have exposed latent fear and hatred aimed toward the Muslim religion. Specifically, an order was passed that has “banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US…[and] halted the issuing of visas to the nationals of six other mainly Muslim countries,” according to […]
Photo by Arin DeGroff Immigrants, aliens, strangers, refugees and foreigners. The Abrahamic holy books — the Christian Bible, the Hebrew Bible and the Quran — repeatedly identify these people as historically oppressed and vulnerable groups who believers should treat with compassion and respect. Today, followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam advocate for immigration reform and […]
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.
Art by Peau Porotesano Upon finding out that I am a senior, many inconsiderate adults and students alike inquire about my plans post graduation. When I nervously explain that my plans are not entirely concrete, a few joke that “it’s OK” because “if things don’t work out,” I can always “go back to China to […]