Art by Vivian Hsia Transparency Item: This is the opinion of Willie the Wave. I, Willie the Wave, have been able to do a handstand for as long as I can remember. Despite this, it never crossed my mind that I should do one on the sidelines as I cheer on the Waves. That was until spring break at the West Coast Conference basketball tournament in Las Vegas. I was going up … [Read more...] about Writing Waves: Wille the Wave’s Journey to Perform a Handstand
Willie the Wave
Art by Samantha MillerBeing mesmerizing, masterful motivators of school spirit: This is the role of a school mascot.A mascot isn't just some random figure; it's the physical embodiment of hope and what a sports team stands for. Pepperdine has sampled an assortment of mascots over the years —from Roland the Wave to Joe the Pelican— but no one can lay a finger on … [Read more...] about Petty Perspectives: Wrestling Waves — Who is the True Pepperdine Mascot?
Art by Ally ArmstrongPepperdine is in the midst of many transformations. Everything from Payson Library to Willie the Wave is receiving a major upgrade, and school spirit on campus should follow suit. School spirit elevates performance, combats isolation and is simply a lot of fun. Students should make intentional efforts to increase school spirit, and they can do so simply by … [Read more...] about Cultivate School Spirit
Photos courtesy of Pepperdine AthleticsFor the 2018-2019 school year, the Pepperdine Riptide Rally Crew aims to have its most significant impact to date. Riptide is a student-led rally group focused on elevating the spirit of home games through organized cheering. They are led by Hilary Koenig who joined the Pepperdine Athletics staff in June of 2017. She works as the Marketing … [Read more...] about Dive Into the Pepperdine Riptide Rally Crew
Photo courtesy of Undertow NewsA group of Pepperdine students have created a satirical news website. And readers are calling it a breath of fresh air."I felt like I could finally read some news that related to me and made me say, 'Oh my gosh! Yes! You get it!'" said freshman Kaitie Yocum. "I love how I can sit down after a stressful day of papers and tests and just laugh and … [Read more...] about Undertow News: A Fresh Take Through Satire