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College of Optometry:

Steven Childress

Beginning in summer 2018, Pacific University’s College of Optometry will host 36 optometry students from China pursuing a bachelors degree in Applied Vision Science. The new program was approved one year ago by the Board of Trustees. “It’s a three-plus-one program,” Jennifer Coyle, dean...

March 9, 2017No Comments

Rape lawsuit:

Clara Howell

On Nov. 16, 2015, Pacific University was sued for $3 million. The case, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court in 2013, allegedly said that a then 20-year-old woman was raped after attending a house party that was allegedly hosted by a student volunteer for the basketball team. Attorney Greg Kafoury...

March 9, 2017No Comments

Pacesetters

Steven Childress

The Pacific University Pacesetters Program has an average of a seven percent yearly increase in participating high school seniors from various areas since 2013. This year, Pacific hosted a record 707 eligible students which may influence recent enrollment decrease in a positive direction. With...

March 9, 2017No Comments

The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Clara Howell, Co-Editor in Chief

Pacific University has a new music therapy major that teaches students how to apply music in a clinical field. The music therapy major is a rigorous five-year program where students can work to become fully board-certified music therapists. This music therapy major combines the music and therapeutic...

March 9, 2017No Comments

Music therapy major thrives

Michael Arakawa

Pacific University has a new music therapy major that teaches students how to apply music in a clinical field. The music therapy major is a rigorous five-year program where students can work to become fully board-certified music therapists. This music therapy major combines the music and therapeutic...

March 9, 2017No Comments

Sustainable design:

Melisa Hood

Many years ago, a Pacific University student traveled to Japan to study and learn about Japanese Gardens. Upon returning to Pacific, she was hoping to use the inspiration she got from her travels to install a Japanese Garden on the Forest Grove campus for her senior capstone project. “At th...

February 23, 2017No Comments

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Opinion

March for Science

Madison Thompson, Opinion Co-Editor

On April 22 protests around the world will be held in over 100 cities to show support of evidence based science and the importance of its place in policymaking. Nearly ...

April 23, 2017No Comments

Freedom of Speech

March 9, 2017

At first glance, freedom of speech seems like a no brainer; the right to speak ones mind is a fundamental...

Editorial:

March 9, 2017

In 1978, the school district of Sonoma County in California dedicated a week to women’s history based...

Ty’s Top 5: Unknown artists

March 9, 2017

5. Residual Kid Combining the sounds of Nirvana and Sonic Youth, the band from Austin, Texas took...

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Video

Boxercast May 10, 2016

Happy last day of classes Boxers! Our final Boxercast of the semester features the Improv Troupe, "Improm" performance, the Center for Civic Engagement's presentation on Housing Insecurity, the Give n' Go donation pods around campus, the Media Arts department's student film screenings, graduation information, the West Virginia primary election, and international news.

May 10, 2016 0 comments

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Sports

Lacrosse loses close game to Blues

Luke Peevyhose

Finishing just three games shy of a Northwest Conference playoff berth, Pacific University’s women’s basketball team finished sixth for the third year in a row. Pacific...

March 9, 2017No Comments

Handball competes for national title

March 9, 2017

The Pacific University handball team traveled to Tempe, Ariz. for the National Collegiate Championship and left as National Champions. Among...

Swimming breaks school records

March 9, 2017

The Boxer swim  teams experienced both ups and downs this season, but the future remains bright. The men’s team finished 0-8 overall and...

Basketball ends year of highs and lows

March 9, 2017

The Pacific University men’s basketball team finished the 2016-17 season with a 12-12 overall record and a 6-10 record in conference play. The...

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