From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, people across the United States observe Hispanic Heritage Month. Pepperdine students speak on their Hispanic culture and how best to add to the appreciation.
Art by Peau Porotesano As a member of the Latino Student Association’s Executive Board, I have many conversations on a daily basis about what it means to be of Latino heritage at Pepperdine. This is something that I have had to grapple with, as my story is somewhat different from the other students in LSA. […]
Photos by Jenna Aguilera English: I am White. My skin is pale most of the year, and I’ve had more than a few remarks on my “Valley Girl accent.” I’ve had friends count how many times I use the word “like,” and I visit Starbucks on the regular. Half of my wardrobe could be considered […]
Latino Student Association raised over $850 for Mexico Earthquake and Puerto Rico hurricane relief in October.
“Who am I?” and “How do I define myself?” are both questions that students strive to answer. When it comes to students who often walk the line between two different cultures, these questions can be even more difficult to define. In a time period in both Pepperdine and American history that has put religious and […]
Photos by Megan Won Jael Villalobos wore a pair of black-framed glasses with which she occasionally fidgeted. She sat at a HAWC table in a gray cotton T-shirt and a long jean skirt with her hair down and natural. Her ears were unpierced — in fact, she didn’t have any jewelry on. And if one […]
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 Christine Nelson My first day at Pepperdine culturally shocked me. I finally understood what people meant by the expression of the American “melting pot” and how different cultures have melted into creating a single American culture. I clearly remember an ethnically Chinese student sitting next to me in COM 180, speaking in a […]
Pepperdine students make the most of Spring Break
Cesar Uribe has been at Pepperdine for 14 years working in IT and spreading smiles.