Editor’s Note: PGM staff members decide on the topic of a Staff Ed together. The staff as a whole provides opinions and content included in this Staff Ed to provide thoughts about and shed light on solutions for happenings at Pepperdine. The end of an academic year is an exciting time for all. As a chapter closes, a new one opens. For some, excitement creeps in as they … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Allow Students More Time to Move Out
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
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 high … [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?