Art by Autumn Hardwick The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and Pepperdine students are once again suffering from the heat in residence halls that lack air conditioning. While colleges and universities historically have forgone AC, temperatures both in and outside residence halls are heating up as climate change causes summers to exude blistering heat for longer … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: It’s Getting (too) Hot in Here
Art by Vivian Hsia A fresh start can be intimidating, but also exciting. Each semester, the Graphic assigns new and returning staff members to their positions. This gives us the opportunity to grow in different areas, but also to answer your needs better through a diverse staff with unique experiences, perspectives and skill sets. The Graphic is a place where we aim to inform … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Graphic Starts Fresh With Renewed Commitments to Coverage
Art by Autumn Hardwick Some of the best — and most frequently misquoted — movie lines of all time are from Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise's courtroom spat in A Few Good Men. "You want answers?" Nicholson asks coyly. "I want the truth," Cruise demands. "You can't handle the truth!" Nicholson shouts back. As student journalists, the Graphic staff looks for answers. We hunt … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Not Just Answers, The Truth
Since 1976, the United States celebrates Black History Month every February and highlights the important Black figures who have paved a path of progressiveness. However, as March creeps closer on the calendar, celebrating Black culture and history should not be left in the dust of the past month. Pepperdine and the United States must continue to recognize the importance of … [Read more...] about Staff Ed: Goodbye Black History Month, But Not Black Voices
Art by Samantha Miller Stalking, sexual assault and rape are not light offenses — but Title IX officials and administrators can only do so much. Students need to self-advocate for safety in regard to sex. Pepperdine students participated in online classes for 17 months due to the pandemic, but since August have returned to in-person experiences. With the return of in-person … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Title IX Reports — Helping or Hurting?