Art by Amber Shin Imagine this: You’ve just finished a grueling day of classes and hours of homework, and you're about to crash because you are exhausted. Except you can’t. Your neighbors are blasting music at 1 a.m. Two hours later, you wake up to people playing basketball on the court, dribbling the ball and shouting at each other. Then, around 8 a.m., you’re awoken by … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Rest is All We Need
Give Convo a Chance
Art by Ally ArmstrongOne of the most distinct ways that Pepperdine upholds its Church of Christ roots is through the Convocation requirement. According to Pepperdine's website, Convo is intended "to help Pepperdine students build Christian faith, affirm Christian values, and address the moral and ethical dimensions of current issues."However, for some, Convocation is tedious at … [Read more...] about Give Convo a Chance
Why Can’t We Have Cultural Statues, Too?
Image courtesy of the BSAThe new school year is in full swing, and so is the Black Student Association (BSA) here at Pepperdine. BSA is continuing to promote diversity, inclusion and cultural competency, as some occupants of our university are lacking in education on these issues. On a larger scale, the nation has entered a new era, yet liberty and justice for all has still … [Read more...] about Why Can’t We Have Cultural Statues, Too?
Diversify Your Friendships
Art by Christopher ChenTake a quick moment to look around the people you've surrounded yourself with, your closest friends. Are they all or for the most part a certain religion? Ethnicity? Political leaning? I know that by and large, mine are, and it's likely that it's true for you too.So, friends. Maybe it's time to diversify them?Now this isn't to say that it's time to … [Read more...] about Diversify Your Friendships
True chivalry respects all people
Art by Brooke Muschott "I wouldn't date a guy who didn't open the door for me," said 15-year-old me. I had been taught to believe that if a guy didn't pay on a date, open the car door or offer his coat when it's chilly outside, he was disrespecting me. As I got older, however, I realized that sometimes, the guy who offered me his coat was also constantly objectifying me and … [Read more...] about True chivalry respects all people