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Elizabeth J. Smith, the Director of Pepperdine Graphic Media, discussed COVID-19 coverage and equitable reporting in a visit with Harker Journalism on Dec. 9.

Pepperdine journalism advisor gives tips on covering diversity and inclusion in a visit to Harker Journalism

by Lucy Ge, News Editor December 13, 2020

Director of Pepperdine Graphic Media (PGM) Elizabeth R. Smith visited period four Harker journalism on Dec. 9, speaking about her experience advising Pepperdine University’s journalism staff and giving...

President-elect Joseph R. Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris’ win on Nov. 7 brought about the possibility of increased representation for marginalized communities. The last four years have exacerbated discrimination and underrerpesentation for groups such as Latinx, Black and LGBTQ+ communities, but Biden’s administration signals potential changes for the better.

Pulse of the People: Biden-Harris and the promise for change

by Alysa Suleiman and Arely Sun November 16, 2020

On Election Night, Jeannette Fernandez, a Latina and upper school math teacher, recalls sitting in her living room, watching with bated breath alongside millions of other Americans as the nation collectively...

Though Justice Ginsburg’s entire legal legacy rested on both successes and setbacks, her very presence reached the hearts of those far beyond the Supreme Court doors. Even after her passing, her legacy as a woman and societal issues champion will continue for generations to come.

A champion for the underdog

by Varsha Rammohan and Alysa Suleiman September 29, 2020

Amidst a sea of black robes traditionally tailored to reveal a man’s shirt and tie, a colorful feminine collar twinkled in the courtroom, the clasp sitting beneath a pragmatic, pulled-back bun. They...

Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

by Nina Gee, Co-Design Editor June 23, 2019

London-based volunteer organization Pride in London held the very first Pride Run 10K on June 9. The half-marathon, which was set up with help from The Race Organizer, another London-based organization...

Heart of Harker: Being LGBTQ+ at prom

Heart of Harker: Being LGBTQ+ at prom

by Emmy Huchley and Raphael Sanche April 25, 2019

Prom season is upon us, and we’re all expecting the cute asks, matching outfits and cheesy slow songs. But for Harker’s LGBTQ+ students, prom isn’t just a time of fun traditions. With every promposal...

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

by Arushi Saxena and Irene Yuan, Global Editor and Reporter October 17, 2018

Rainbow flags draped the streets as happy couples, surrounded by clouds of multi-colored confetti, danced, embraced and kissed on the steps of courthouses across India following the landmark decision by...

Raphael Sanche (12) and Evan Bourke (10) hand out rainbow smiley face stickers on behalf of GSA club during lunch. “As an ally of our young people who are coming along the process, it means that I get to witness firsthand the growth within our own student body as they’re moving forward and understanding themselves and embracing themselves and being more public with who they are,

With rainbows and red, GSA celebrates National Coming Out Day

by Nina Gee and Emily Tan October 15, 2018

The applause is deafening. It lasts two, three, five, ten seconds longer than any announcement made that day. Within the sea of red lining the bleachers, students with rainbows streaked across their faces...

Student marchers representing the Office of LBTQ+ rights carry a festive banner in honor of Pride.

Pulse of the People: Bay Area Pride parades highlight love, support

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor September 1, 2018

Crimson crosses over to tangerine, meeting sunny yellow then lime then azure before finally merging with violet. These colors form a common variation of artist Gilbert Baker’s rainbow flag, created in...

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