When you were a kid, did you ever play the classic “keep the beach ball underwater” game? I did. For some reason it was such an irresistible yet impossible challenge: to fully submerge this bloated, flashy ball under the water for as long as possible. I would jump onto it from the diving board, try to balance my weight sitting on it or perhaps attack by swimming below, … [Read more...] about Embracing the Bad
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Photo by Milan LoiaconoThe term false idol has a distinctly religious and antiquated connotation. A picture of a pagan dance circle surrounding a golden statue or some other generally heathen mental image fill the mind. However, Erich Fromm, German-American psychoanalyst and philosopher, argued that idolatry is alive and well in today’s society, albeit in increasingly … [Read more...] about Worshipping False Idols | Celebrities and Success
Photo Courtesy of Mark DavisPepperdine introduced an extended and clarified Good Samaritan Policy to campus during fall 2018 New Student Orientation (NSO). In past years, the policy promised to release a Code of Conduct offender from punishment if the violation was discovered as a result of an individual, or "Good Samaritan," requesting help for someone in need of emergency … [Read more...] about New Good Samaritan Policy Finalized
In the wake of a semester of controversy and conversation over the Good Samaritan policy, Pepperdine administration released a first draft of a revised and clarified policy. Dean of Students Mark Davis said the new draft was developed with an emphasis on student input. The primary objective in creating a new Good Samaritan policy was for the sake of clarity, according to … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Releases First Draft of New Good Samaritan Policy
Photos by Nicola Wenz More than 90 anonymous submissions were posted in an online survey made by Pepperdine junior Elijah Zoarski who asked for "ANONYMOUS STATEMENTS, STORIES, QUOTES, or PERSONAL TESTIMONIES that you have experienced or seen on and off campus."Zoarski used the information collected to create an installation piece on campus and publish a video that … [Read more...] about 100 Anonymous Comments. One Voice That Set Them Free.