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Making Story Come to Life

Hi, I’m Haidyn and I’m passionate about storytelling.

My love for people drives everything I do and I aim to share our stories through film and journalism. Explore my page and read some of my published work including my pieces in The Graphic, Currents Magazine, Pepperdine Post and Expressionists Magazine.

In the last four years, I’ve had the honor of being the Assistant Editor for the Life & Arts section of Pepperdine’s The Graphic, the Assistant Editor for Currents magazine, a recipient of the AYURI grant for a feature length screenplay, an entry in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival and an editor for the creative writing magazine, Expressionists.

Below are some of the pieces I’m most proud of. Enjoy!

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“I’ve Seen God in the Ocean” : A Series on nontraditional worship

Photo Courtesy of Olivia Belda

Ron Batchelder: Worship through Trail Blazing

“I guess if you go back to the 12 apostles, I’m kind of a doubting Thomas,” Batchelder said. “I’m not somebody who just accepts what people say. I want it to make sense. I want to see the evidence.”

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Borderline: Coping 5 months later

In the late hours of November 7, 2018, a gunman entered Borderline Bar and Grill where he killed 12 people and changed the lives of countless more.

Now, five months later, the victims’ loved ones continue to grapple with their grief while the world moves on. Three people, a mother, a friend, a teacher, cope with losing their loved one to an act of violence shattering more and more communities.

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Pepperdine Grapples with Censoring Art on Campus

Photos courtesy of Channa Steinmetz

Like many artists, alumna Angelica Ramos expresses her “innermost raw, visceral emotions” through her art. When Ramos prepared her final collegiate piece for the walls of the Weisman Museum, she didn’t anticipate covering it up.

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Pearce Quesenberry Shows Cancer Who’s Boss

Photos courtesy of Pearce Quesenberry

In 2008, a curly haired 10-year-old was diagnosed with brain cancer: Medulloblastoma, to be exact. She had two options: follow the traditional five-year treatment plan with a high chance of failure or pursue a new “high risk, high reward” experimental treatment. That brave curly haired 10-year-old is now Pepperdine senior Pearce Quesenberry.

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Pepperdine Remembers Alaina Housley

Photos by Milan Loiacono

Housley was a freshman at Pepperdine who was looking forward to studying abroad in Florence next school year. She joined the Mock Debate team and added a minor in Music. Housley died Nov. 7 and was the youngest victim of the Borderline shooting. On Wednesday morning, family and friends filled Firestone Fieldhouse to attend her memorial service.

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Pepperdine community weighs in on gun control

Pepperdine faculty and students agree about one thing when it comes to gun laws: inaction must end.

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The Family Tradition of Dreaming

Photos Courtesy of Cesar Zepeda Jr.

The American dream is alive and well in the Zepeda family, passed down from father to son.

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‘Moonlight’ Beautifully Captures an Untold Story

Image Courtesy of IMDB.com

Director Barry Jenkins debuted his second feature film in October, which felt like an early Christmas gift. Not only is it a cinematic masterpiece, but “Moonlight” is an outstanding story that breathes truth with every line, every sigh and every glance at the camera.