The Fine Print is a bi-weekly column written by Addison Whiten addressing problems at Pepperdine in a lighthearted and real way. This installment discusses our proximity to mountain lions, the unlikeliness of being attacked by one and how to successfully survive an encounter.
Some urban-dwellers have never seen the stars. But the culprit, light pollution, impacts more than just sky visibility.
Over the past year and a half, there have been 94 mountain lion sightings on campus.
Photo courtesy of Robert Shearer It was just after 9 p.m. when Professor of Decision Science Robert Shearer was walking his dog, Maisie, at the Drescher campus outside of his faculty condo. It had been drizzling rain so visibility was poor. As they were making a loop around the graduate campus a mountain lion was […]
Some tips on how to follow in the footsteps of the “Student’s President.”
“Guess you can say it’s…lion around” – Arthur Puu
Weekly Culture Collection is a column that gives the best things to eat, see and do near Pepperdine, Malibu and the surrounding Los Angeles area. It’s like The New Yorker’s Goings on About Town section but not as high-brow, and there is no dandy with an eyeglass. It also has nothing to do with New […]
Graphic by Nate Barton Much to the dismay of the student body, the notorious mountain lion that briefly called Pepperdine home has not been seen on campus since the beginning of February. While all good things must come to an end, and the mountain lion had to leave, Pepperdine should maintain its legacy by making […]
Graphic Courtesy of Chad Jimenez After numerous mountain lion sightings on campus this semester, perhaps you have had some difficulty grappling with the university’s advice to “fight back” in the unlikely event of a mountain lion attack. Surely the option to curl up into the fetal position is a viable one if confronted by a […]
Photo by Bryce Hanamoto Rebecca Barboza, Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist, provided students, faculty and staff with more contextual information regarding mountain lions during a session on Feb. 10 in the Fireside Room in response to the recent multitude of mountain lion sightings. Barboza spoke at the session about traits of mountain lions and […]