After years of dueling administration over equal rights and representation, student demands from the University’s infancy have not been met by the administration in 2020. The diversity journey from Pepperdine’s first all-white class has been tumultuous but has increased overall.
Photos by Cassandra Stephenson Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro shared his views on acceptable discourse, White privilege and institutionalized racism with members of the Pepperdine community Tuesday night in a lecture and Q&A. In what he dubbed one of the “best” lectures he has attended on college campuses around the U.S., Shapiro said his overall […]
Photo by Rachel Ettlinger Following a five-year review, the Pepperdine University Communication Division is considering changes to the Media Production major that will also affect the Film Studies major because the two programs of study have overlap. As part of the review’s Quality Improvement Plan (QIP), an external reviewer from a university with a similar […]
Photos by Rachel Ettlinger Vera Davis used to bake cookies and leave them on her windowsill facing the auditorium of Pepperdine University’s old South Los Angeles campus, she said. When students would peak their head in the window and see the fresh plate, they would come knocking on Davis’ door. “We had students in our […]
Photo courtesy of Pepperdine University Pepperdine University’s President Andrew K. Benton announced this morning his plans for stepping down from his presidential role and the university’s search for a new president. In an email sent to the Pepperdine community, Benton wrote that the search for the university’s eighth president will begin in August and will […]
Photos by Rachel Ettlinger Car break-ins have surged in Malibu, but in Santa Monica, the city is facing more than the typical smash-and-dash break-in scenario. Thieves are now using universal or booster keyless entry remotes to gain access to unattended vehicles. If a car’s engine doesn’t have a turn-key start, then it has a push-to-start […]
Photo by Jennevieve Fong MoviePass subscribers have surged from a significant subscription price drop, giving college students and everyday movie-goers an opportunity to go to the movies on a budget. With a $9.95 a month subscription price for one movie ticket a day, MoviePass extended their reach beyond the above-average movie lovers who once shelled […]
Art by Peau Porotesano It’s common for students to come to college with the dream that after graduation they’ll have a job, a trendy apartment and other success. If everything goes according to that plan, the job will cover all expenses, including the car and student loan payments, so there can be worry-free happy hour […]
Professor Milton Shatzer passed away Sunday, Dec. 17.
Three Pepperdine students who graduated in the late 60s and early 70s are now speaking about their experiences with Pepperdine’s move to Malibu.