Pepperdine's beautiful campus is maintained in such a way that everything is white, immaculate, and uniform at all times-no dingy bricks or dirty ivory in sight! And what the architecture lacks in diversity and history, it makes up for with singleness of purpose and a calming, sterilized
unity. Students seem enthralled with the dorms, the computer labs, and most of the other facilities-although there is some disagreement regarding the quality of the workout amenities.
One area in which Pepperdine could still improve itself is its single undergraduate library. Technologically and ergonomically, it is an impressive little building. Why, to the naked eye, Payson Library houses as many computers as it does books! Therein lies the problem, however. Most of the relatively few books and journals Pepperdine does keep on hand are woefully outdated; the shelves seem filled with fragile, dusty tomes donated to the University 40 years ago by its more fragile and dusty alumni. Thus, students needing research materials are bound to find themselves commuting to UCLA's libraries, or else restricting their research to Pepperdine's online databases.