Sexual assault is pervasive on college campuses across the nation, yet many students believe Pepperdine is exempt. Student leaders and staff discuss the reality of sexual assault on campus, including prevention education.
Pepperdine’s Affirmation Statement and the walls of the Graphic’s newsroom assert “truth, having nothing to fear from investigation, should be pursued relentlessly in every discipline.” For the fall 2020 special edition, the Graphic staff explores Pepperdine, Malibu and the world by the numbers.
2020 incited performative activism in a way many argue has not been seen in decades. The murder of George Floyd turned countless individuals into activists overnight, but unfortunately, this action ended just as quickly as it began.
A July 6 ICE policy threatened to deport international students taking all online classes. Three international students react to this government policy and Pepperdine’s response to it.
Eighty-three years after the Graphic published its first issue, the current leaders of the student-run organization reflect on their responsibility to do better, committing themselves to amplifying Black voices and pursuing the truth long after it is breaking news.
Pepperdine University explicitly affirms that “truth, having nothing to fear from investigation, must be pursued relentlessly in every discipline.” However, in recent weeks, the Student Government Association (SGA) has fallen short of the meaning of this quote, failing the institution and the students it is meant to serve and leaving its constituency in the dark.
One year after the Nov. 7, 2018 Borderline Shooting — which resulted in the death of 12 individuals, including first-year Pepperdine student Alaina Housley — the Thousand Oaks community continues to heal. The Healing Garden memorial opening in Conejo Creek North Park is intended to support the community in its recovery.
Douglas Kmiec, Rick J. Caruso School of Law professor and Caruso family chair in constitutional law, discussed not only his greatest accomplishments but also his greatest challenges — the tragic death of two of his closest friends, the end of a relationship and the diagnosis of a terminal illness.
Since the events of last November shaped our identity and unified us in new ways, it may seem challenging for the Pepperdine community to move forward into a year of recovery without forgetting the past. However, identity does not translate to limitation.
Dozens of Pepperdine students and faculty members wore all black clothing Tuesday, March 12 to honor the life of Larry Donnell Kimmons and remember the 50th anniversary of his tragic death.