First-year RJ Wicks visits the beach at the Santa Monica Pier in August. He said the Malibu location was a big factor in his decision to go to Pepperdine, and he felt like he was at a resort walking around campus.Photos Courtesy of RJ WicksFirst-year Political Science major and Industrial/Organizational Psychology minor RJ Wicks' dream job is to work in education policy, or … [Read more...] about Fresh Faces: SGA Senator Shares Importance of Diversity With the Pepperdine Community
Photos by Milan Loiacono, modeled by Kana Oyama and Shanelle Wilkins. Punk singer Iggy Pop once noted that money matters little to an artist's work but it's a huge factor in their prosperity. Whether it's lessons, instruments, ballet slippers or oil paint, art costs money. Artists are among some of the most passionate and determined people, often associated with images … [Read more...] about Artistic Privilege: How Does Socioeconomic Class Affect Artists?
Photos by Kayla Lee “College had always been a thing that I was working toward and college had always been my ultimate goal. It was my resource toward economic mobility and to be someone my parents were not able to be,” said senior Jazmin Guardado, an International Studies major at Pepperdine. She is a first-generation college student. Guardado is from Los Angeles, but … [Read more...] about Joys and Pains of First-generation College Students
Photos Courtesy of Ifeanyi Ezieme In light of recent events on campus, such as the Yik Yak posts and last week's blackface incident, this year's Posse Plus Retreat focused on the issue of tolerance by providing a safe space for students to discuss racial issues with the retreat's theme: "Sticks and Stones: Language and Speech in a Diverse Society." "Even though we've … [Read more...] about Posse Plus Retreat Focuses On The Power Of Words
Photos by Haley LaninghamEvery spring semester, Pepperdine’s Posse staff and scholars help organize a retreat for themselves and guest students to unite in dialogue over important current events. This year, the theme for discussion was “Crime and Punishment,” focusing on the true definition of justice and crime in the throes of an often divided nation. For … [Read more...] about Posse’s Spring Retreat Sparks Conversation