Big Questions Ep. 31: Pepperdine

Big Questions Ep. 31: Pepperdine

October 15, 2019 39 By Stanley Isaacs


(upbeat music) – What’s the best thing about Pepperdine? – I’ve gotta say Starbucks. – Sure, sure. Of all the things? – Yeah. – I think the best thing about
Pepperdine is the people. They just have an amazing community here and everyone’s really genuine. – Probably the people and the location. – You’re able to develop
this one on one relationship with your professor that maybe
you can’t get anywhere else. – I think the best thing
is the sense of community and also how focused people
are on the academics. – Definitely the weather is a plus, but also the professors. The professors here are
super genuine and nice and really smart. – The people.
– Oh yeah. – The people and the
study abroad programs. Definitely, mhm. – Have you studied abroad?
– Yes. Multiple times. – Where? – So I’ve been to
Florence, BA, Kenya, London and I applied for Fiji and Kenya again. – That’s all through Pepperdine? – Yes. – Wow. And what’s the worst
thing about Pepperdine? – The stairs. – The stairs. – The stairs. – Definitely the stairs. – Are there any pros to the stairs? – I mean, we’re both athletes. So at least you can get some endurance. – Extra workout?
– Yeah. – I don’t have to think about working out or having to go to the gym 24/7. – There’s no need if you’re just always walking up and down the stairs. It’s perfect. – From other things there’s not
much to do in Malibu itself. You have to go to Santa
Monica or Calabasas. But it’s still doable. It’s just kind of isolated. – The worst thing about
Pepperdine, in my opinion, would be the way the
meal plans are set up, and the meal service. – Is it just inconvenient? – Yeah inconvenient. The hours are kind of different and then sometimes the workers take breaks when they’re supposed to be open. – Probably the parking. I feel like they should add
some parking structures. Yeah, ’cause it’s like,
and then it’s hilly campus, so if you have to park far,
you’re hiking up a hill or hiking somewhere. And then you get to class,
you’re out of breath. It’s just, yeah. – It’s a whole thing.
– It’s a whole thing. – It’s a whole thing. And what do you tend
to do on weekends here? – I like to explore the country mart and sometimes go into
LA with some friends. – Weekends, lot of going to the beach. Lot of studying. Some parties. – For the weekends,
there’s no one really here so I tend to just go home. And I actually work at home. – Study, the library’s where I live. But it’s amazing. – How does library go to good library? – Very good library. – Different things on
campus that are cool, like pit shows on Friday. It’s a Pepperdine improv team. Or they do coffee house,
where people just come and perform different
acts, which is really cool. So those are usually Fridays. – Going to the beach or
hop on over to Santa Monica to hang out at the attractions there. – I go to the beach every weekend. Every weekend. I wouldn’t make it through without it. – I usually go into Downtown, LA. – And what did you write your
application essays about? – I wrote my application essay on my music experience in high school. So how I, I did percussion,
so how I played the role in that particular activity and how it shaped my
high school experience and how I grew from that. – I wrote my application
on something that shaped me and so that was not getting
into a team in high school. – What team? – Dance team. – Dance team, do you dance here? – No, I’m a bad dancer. It’s a good thing I didn’t get in. – Okay, so, it made for a good essay. – Yeah, it was a good essay. – All right fantastic. – One of them was about religion and how Christianity has affected my life. And another was about my hardships through my lifetime basically. So it was a mix of those. – Why it was that I
was drawn to California and drawn to the
Christian atmosphere here. – I wrote my application essay, I’m pretty sure on my ACL tear. ‘Cause I tore my ACL twice. – Yeah, so I’m very passionate. I wanna be a teacher and
always wanted to be a teacher. And so I wrote about my
desires to do in life and why Pepperdine would
be the perfect fit for me. – Oh c’mon. C’mon. I have no clue at all. – Zero recollection? – All of it is gone. – None of it? – Not in my brain. – Do you have a guess? – No. – Well it worked I guess, here you are. You made it. Anything to add, anything else? – Like, comment, subscribe. Leave a comment. You must leave a comment. And then I’ll see you
guys in the next one. It’s been fun. It’s been real. Crimson Education. – Say my name is Sam Clark. – My name is Sam Clark,
it’s been a pleasure. – All right great, you can have my job. Have a good one. (upbeat music) – If you like this video and wanna learn more about top colleges, don’t forget to like and subscribe. Do it, subscribe to this palm tree. You can also click the link
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