Art by Ally ArmstrongMost parents try rather quickly to resolve disputes between their children. Whether the conflict originated due to control over the television or chores, quarrels between siblings tend to be brief for the sake of familial unity as it is necessary for balance and comfort.However, most conflicts in the home end when someone yields their argument for the sake … [Read more...] about It’s OK To Create Disunion
Art by Caitlin Roark This year, Pepperdine has shown more than ever our community can unite and support each other in love through the hardest of times. This spirit of solidarity was demonstrated again through Pepperdine’s response to the group of protesters who picketed outside the university Monday, Feb. 11. How our community responded to the church protesters should set … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Pepp Must Unite Against Hate
Art by Ally ArmstrongSeveral Armenian students at Pepperdine responded in disbelief to reports of Turkish flags hanging from their alma maters. "When I first saw the pictures of the flags on my school, I couldn’t believe it ... I couldn’t believe that in this day and age, people would do such a stupid, childish and hateful thing like this," wrote sophomore Shant … [Read more...] about Don’t Cower to Hate Crimes
Photo courtesy of Ron HallIn the early hours of Nov. 7, freshman Ashley Mowreader and her suitemates were huddling in the lobby of their Debell F Suite next to a police scanner. News of a shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks broke around 11:30 p.m. Their friend and suitemate Alaina Housley was in attendance, and was missing. Restless energy permeated … [Read more...] about Christ in Adversity: How Trauma Draws Some Closer and Pushes Others Away
Art by Caitlin Roark Following the tragedies that came to define the month of November for Pepperdine and its neighboring communities, those affected are relying on one another for comfort and hope for revival. Charitable events such as #CaliforniaStrong seemed to offer the beginning steps of healing, yet Pepperdine students were left with a sense of isolation from the … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Is #CaliforniaStrong Pepperdine Strong?