Closed-note exams hold students back from learning skills they will need in their careers. All exams should be open-note to teach people how to be resourceful and find reliable information quickly, as well as to ease unnecessary anxiety.
The medical field had always sounded like the best idea for Ashtyn Adams. Her time at Pepperdine shifted those thoughts, revealing her passion for religion.
The past two years have not been easy, especially for students who have experienced COVID-19 and had to keep with classes. COVID-19 brain fog has been a big part of this as it is making students lose motivation.
Photo courtesy of Jodi Vongvanij One world, many religions. And worship looks different for each one of them Religions are complex. They have traditions, symbols, narratives and sacred histories that give them meaning. They shape ethics, values and lifestyles. They divide and unite us. “All the major traditions have resources that call us to treat […]
Graphic by Nate Barton I have never shied away from the label “feminist.” I tacked it on to the list of adjectives and identifiers I associated with myself since its true meaning had been unveiled to me my sophomore year of high school. It joined the ranks of awkward, quiet, INFJ, and mayonnaise-averse in the […]
Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Pollard//Creative Commons Turns out video games can be educational. Courtesy of Pepperdine’s Technology and Learning group, 14 teachers took part in the still ongoing gamification course across three Pepperdine campuses starting February 15. The course is part of the group’s Faculty Professional Development Program with the goal of offering professors new […]
Photo by Justina Huang It is the arguments you have heard over and over again. Taking notes via the pen comes with fewer distractions than with the laptop. I buy this argument. What I do not buy as much is the argument that since research “proves that typing is a more shallow cognitive process,” that […]
When asked where on campus I live, I instinctively blurt out “the library.” Not only do I work in the Academic Center for Excellence as a writing tutor, but I spend a good portion of my day there. However, it did take me some time to realize that Payson Library is not a designated social […]