The medical field had always sounded like the best idea for Ashtyn Adams. Her time at Pepperdine shifted those thoughts, revealing her passion for religion.
Questions of faith may take a lifetime to answer. Members of the local community share their experiences of faith — both when it was affirmed, and when they had to walk away.
Pepperdine Athletics does not mandate that potential new employees belong to a faith community, but expects them to display Christian values. Athletic Director Steve Potts and two head coaches speak about how their Christian faith played a role when they were hired, and how it matters in their work now.
Pepperdine has six student-led ministry groups on campus that fall under the direction of Inter-Club Council and the Hub for Spiritual Life. Recent Hub policy changes have shifted the groups’ operations in good and bad ways, leaders said.
How should students at a Christian university interact with Valentine’s Day coming up? As traditions change and fertility rituals have turned into the most romantic day of the year, is V-day problematic for more than just its wicked origins?
Pepperdine feels the strain of the declining pool of Church of Christ membership nationwide in its recruitment process. To combat this, Pepperdine utilizes programs like the Next Gen Preacher Search, Won by One and Crossways; however, this year’s fall enrollment census showed an alarming decrease in Church of Christ students.
Calling all Religion majors and others interested: Here’s a double feature of a Religion professor and Religion student giving a sneak peek into the Religion major. Religion Professor Timothy Willis and senior Jenn Gash help dive into “Why Religion?”
Stigmas surrounding mental health and therapy affect Pepperdine students in various ways. Breaking that stigma, both within oneself and for the benefit of others, is a challenge and a mission among students who aim to change the conversation about mental health on campus.
Students speak out about their hopes for Pepperdine’s potential GE curriculum changes, expected to be implemented by fall 2023. New requirements will bring a culture shift to Pepperdine, and students have opinions on what this should look like.
On Sept. 28, the Pepperdine College Republicans took to the Freedom Wall to promote their pro-life agenda. A display of 620 crosses blanketed the wall in its entirety — a demonstration that came directly for the reproductive freedom of those with a uterus and just days before the Malibu Women’s March.