Currents Editor-in-Chief Emily Morton explains the concept of ‘Moments’ and provides a brief glimpse into the types of moments Currents explores.
Humans tend to focus on the big moments. As emotional and important as those moments can be, it is the imperceptibly small moments that make life worth living.
It wasn’t easy for Resident Director Katy Flinn to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Yet as she fought altitude sickness and exhaustion, she finished the climb alongside friends, new and old.
The world of athletics is full of moments of high-stakes competition, hardship, camaraderie and more. Five athletes describe how the moments they experienced in sports shaped their lives.
While the moments one has lived define them, the moments a person misses or chooses to forfeit can be just as powerful. Three Seaver students shared stories of moments they missed and what it means to find closure.
Moments can often change the way a person walks through life. Five individuals shared the moments that changed their lives and why they were impactful to them.
In an increasingly visual world, people often share their lives with one another through photos. Four photographers reflected on how they fell in love with the medium as a way to express themselves, capture memories and evoke emotion.
Hope can be a feeling or an experience, or maybe even a concept some people avoid out of fear of disappointment. Many students said hope gives them a strong foundation to ground themselves in, whether they have hope in their faith or hope in particular moments.
Questions of faith may take a lifetime to answer. Members of the local community share their experiences of faith — both when it was affirmed, and when they had to walk away.
Identity is foundational to finding oneself and navigating the social world. Four members of the Pepperdine community share moments that shaped their understanding of their own personal identities.