Sasheen Shailee Colegrove Raymond built a life of success with odds against her. Since receiving a $10,000 scholarship from the Morongo Indian Reservation to attend Pepperdine’s graduate program in Global Leadership and Change, Raymond said she plans to take policy and social issues head-on to leave a positive mark on the world.
“Your hair is so exotic — can I touch it?”
“You came from Colombia — is that why you are so spicy?”
“Oh, you’re from Hong Kong! You think you can help me with my math homework?”
“I always wanted a gay best friend!”
Photos by Terra Atwood Matika Wilbur, award-winning photographer of Native American descent, presented her lecture, “Changing the Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes” in Elkins Auditorium on March 21. The event marked the fourth lecture of the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series of the 2016-2017 school year, with the goal to […]
Photos Courtesy of Gabrielle Norte “I have always really loved storytelling growing up because it has been a part of my culture. I am Native American, so I grew up going to powwows and watching the dancers tell stories of the Earth, prosperity, war, peace and all these amazing things.” Gabrielle Norte grew up on […]
Graphic by Sarah Kiker I was standing in line at the Starbucks/sushi place in the Caf this week, waiting to place the order for my venti iced coffee, when I heard something that made my blood boil. Two women were standing behind me, and I couldn’t help but overhear their conversation regarding the newly installed […]
The absence of Native American history in American curriculums at the secondary and university levels represents a nationwide struggle to recognize the indigenous story.
Art by Kris Harper The wind soared past my window as I rode in my grandpa’s red Chevy. Rows of corn waved by as we cruised down country roads. I listened to my grandpa as he told me the history of every nook and cranny we could see. “Over there’s where my parents’ house used […]
Photo by Marisa Padilla Glass. Glass everywhere. Glass and gas. Pepperdine junior Jacob Norte woke up sitting in his car, upside down, that fateful September night. He crawled through the door, staggered and sat down on the pavement with pain shooting across his neck and head. His passenger, a female student, was screaming in fear. […]