Many students feel that there is a stereotype for how Pepperdine students dress, but what happens when you do not fit into that mold? Students who dress in alternative styles weigh in on fashion trends on campus and how they fit into it.
Maya and Hunter Leppard (Seaver ’20) recently went viral on TikTok for their videos about their lives and relationships. They discuss some themes in their videos and their goal for their TikTok presence.
Students with large followings on TikTok are speaking on the social media app taking over entertainment. They say it’s due to the short viewership attention span that has happened over time.
TikTok rabbit holes into extreme content that you would not self-select and that you are better off not seeing. Emotionally triggering videos make TikTok an unsafe space.
Influencers have a stigma surrounding them that leads people to believe they are above the issues normal users face. However, influencers are faced with insecurities and other challenges people don’t have to think about.
“He’s All That,” a remake of the 1990s classic, “She’s All That,” premiered Aug. 25, on Netflix, starring TikTok sensation Addison Rae. The film fails to live up to the original and its performances and production make it a bad movie.
As the pandemic left the world at home, some students turned to TikTok for the new quarantine trends and for entertainment to pass the time. With the app’s growth, student creators speak on how they went viral on TikTok as political tensions and negative aspects of the app continued.
Senior Hailey Serrano downloaded Tiktok in 2019 on a whim, but little did she know she would soon gain a following on the app to share her faith with.
Some students at Pepperdine have large followings on social media, which is not surprising given the University’s proximity to Los Angeles. However, they also agreed that their following impacted their sense of self.
Despite mass cancelations due to coronavirus, the music industry has found new ways to connect with fans and continues to impact pop culture by supporting movements like Black Lives Matter.