The start of the Spring 2022 semester aligned with a surge in omicron cases and an expansion of Pepperdine’s quarantine and isolation program. Students navigated COVID restrictions and procedures while the University tried to keep up with a record number of COVID-positive students.
Society is always pressuring people to hurry from one thing to the next, to be as productive as possible and to not stop and simply appreciate rest. News Editor Abby Wilt discusses how she is learning about and implementing the art of rest and relaxation into her life.
Finding good news in the midst of quarantining for COVID-19 can be a challenge. Sports staff writer Alec Matulka shares how a change in eating habits helped him through a difficult time.
As Omicron spreads across the country, many Pepperdine students are finding themselves quarantining or isolating from their peers for 5 to 10 days. Students are scattered in hotels across Malibu and through the canyon and shared their similar experiences.
Pepperdine University experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases this spring semester and it is only a week into it. This issue could potentially be an ongoing one, so there needs to be more clarity when it comes to protocols.
With the challenges COVID-19 poses on student life this year, quarantine and isolation are difficult to navigate as well, said Maura Page, director of Residence Life. Students have voiced confusion and concerns over the facilities and communication with the University during these times, saying adapting is hard on everyone.
During COVID-19, many Pepperdine students were relatively isolated. But now that we are back in person, how can Pepperdine adjust to meet the needs of students who are struggling to adjust to increased social interaction?
Since the beginning of the pandemic, many have been using social media to stay connected with loved ones to curb feelings of isolation. However, social media is now becoming a forum of communication that is leaving people feeling more isolated than ever.
Art by Ally Armstrong On paper, Pepperdine seems like the perfect place for students to have their best, liveliest years with its gorgeous views, D-1 sport games and impressive academics. In truth, though, almost 70 percent of students indicated having felt moderately to very lonely during the past semester, according to a recent survey conducted […]
Graphic by Nate Barton Technology has brought so many amazing things to life. However, some people are so fascinated with technology and all that it has to offer that they disconnect from this world to connect to a virtual world. This results in isolation from those around them, and that is when technology becomes a […]