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Curb the Curiosity: Celebrity Children Deserve Privacy

Eryn Ramsey, Pepperdine studentEryn Ramsey, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: "We recently heard in the news that an ex-playboy bunny used Snapchat to publicly body shame an overweight woman in her gym. Do you feel it was within her rights to share the nude photo of the woman? How should she have been punished?"

Open any People magazine from earlier than 2014 and you’ll likely find a photo spread dedicated to…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 12, 2016

Talent or Race?

Daniela Catenacci, Pepperdine studentDaniela Catenacci, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “#OscarsSoWhite was widely discussed. Do you think that TV shows and movies should be required to have more diversity, or should it continue to play out as it does?”

#OscarsSoWhite is a hashtag that was created in 2015 as a result of no African American actors or actresses being nominated at the prestigious Oscar Event. In the same year, there were…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 05, 2016

The Colorless Oscars

Janice Chung, Pepperdine studentJanice Chung, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “#OscarsSoWhite was widely discussed. Do you think that TV shows and movies should be required to have more diversity, or should it continue to play out as it does?”

#OscarsSoWhite yet again resurged following the 2016 Oscar Awards for the lack of diversity among the list of actors and actresses in the ranking nominees. Caught in a time broiling with racial…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 28, 2016

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