Photo by Caroline Conder Having served multiple roles in the Pepperdine community, Sharon Wakio said supporting international students is one of her biggest passions. Wakio, the assistant director of Residence Life for International Students, said this passion of hers began when she earned a scholarship as an undergraduate student working at Boise State University’s … [Read more...] about Sharon Wakio Advocates for International Students
Art by Vivian Hsia When I was 11, I got an iPod Touch for my birthday. Back then — when the YouTube logo looked like a boxed TV from the 1960s — one of my favorite moments was redeeming an iTunes gift card, just so that I can purchase a ninja theme on Doodle Jump. Another one of my fond — and somewhat thrilling — moments was transferring illegally downloaded audio files from … [Read more...] about Petty Perspective: Apples are Red, Androids are Green
Raica Kwizera, in the center, poses with her co-workers at the Office of Admissions. Kwizera said serving as a student tour guide is one of her favorite things at Pepperdine. Photo courtesy of Raica KwizeraAfter receiving early action decisions from 13 schools in the U.S., senior Psychology major Raica Kwizera was unsure of where to commit.“Nothing was striking to … [Read more...] about Multidimensional Identity: Raica Kwizera
Beth Sun poses with President and First Lady Gash at the Your Home, My Home reception in 2021. Sun said she is honored to be an international ambassador by supporting international students. Photos courtesy of Beth SunThere are 313 international students at Seaver College as of fall 2021, according to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Of all international countries … [Read more...] about Multidimensional Identity: Beth Sun
Art by Samantha Miller Gallup, a global analytics firm, released data showcasing that as of February 2021, an estimate of 5.6% of the U.S. population identifies themselves as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. In the same research, Gallup concluded that about one in six adults in Generation Z considers themselves LGBTQ+. Society, in general, seems to be more accepting of the … [Read more...] about Opinion: ‘Coming Out’ — Optional or Obligatory?