Pepperdine alumna and former Graphic Executive Editor Allison Lee shares her story surviving the Borderline shooting and sheltering-in-place due to the Woolsey Fire on Nov. 7-10, 2018. Lee recounts the highs and lows of overcoming trauma and the journey of a pie.
With daunting headlines and emotional stories, sometimes the news hurts people. Many Pepperdine students have found themselves in the breaking news spotlight during events such as the Borderline shooting and PCH car crashes, when some experienced insensitive encounters with the media.
When the Woolsey Fire ravaged through the Malibu hillside, it resulted in ruin, forcing community members to rebuild physically and emotionally. From fire victims and philanthropists to city officials and evironmentalists, current and former Malibu residents share insight into a community forged by flames.
While Woolsey victims are still struggling to rebuild their lives and their homes over two years after the fire, Malibu’s flora and fauna recovered ashtonishly quickly. Environmentalists discuss the ways in which nature embodies resilience.
After the Woolsey fire of 2018, the city of Malibu is taking action to help residents rebuild their homes. City Council offers a fee-waiving program for homeowners in the process of rebuilding and other services to protect them from future emergencies.
The Pepperdine community reflects on the events of Nov. 7–9, 2018, for the two-year anniversary.
Pepperdine and Malibu reflect on the Woolsey Fire in preparation for the upcoming 2020 wildfire season.
The university moved to online class the week of March 16. Students and professors discuss how the shift is affecting them.
Sharing authentic stories presents the greatest opportunity for growth and healing.
This is what it was like to feel helpless when your home is going through tragedy.