An American flag cradles a Bible, symbolizing the relationship between national identity and religion. Photo by Megan Williams Some 401 years ago, a group of Puritans landed in America seeking religious freedom. And 234 years ago, the Founding Fathers created a system of government that protected religious expression. Still today, religious symbols abound, from presidents … [Read more...] about Faith and National Identity
The Donald Trump presidency has taken America by storm, affecting communities across the nation and at home. The Pepperdine community is one of many directly affected by the reckless policy changes and lack of effective leadership that President Donald Trump possesses.A campus, once quiet, is now riddled with students who are worried about the future of the country and the … [Read more...] about Defy Trump’s Regressive Democracy
Photos by Kayla Lee "I feel like now more than ever [the American flag] represents fighting for what is right and fighting for the justice of other people," sophomore Peace Ikediuba said. Ikediuba was born in Nigeria, and her family moved to the United States when she was 3 to give her and her siblings a better education. For Ikediuba, the flag represents hope, but she … [Read more...] about Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars?
Art by Peau PorotesanoNFL kneeling protests are about racism, and the claim that they disrespect members of the armed forces is a malicious misrepresentation of participants' intentions. To misconstrue it in this way is not only wrong, but it proves exactly why it's necessary that awareness on this subject be raised."I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a … [Read more...] about Take A Knee And Listen