The Pacific Index

Alternate Perspective: Director responds to editorial and offers viewpoint on the sharing of diverse opinions

Stephanie Stokamer Ed.D., Associate Professor and Director of the McCall Center for Civic Engagement

March 7, 2019

In his February 7, 2019 letter to the editor, a fellow faculty member expressed his concerns about a campus climate of “insistence on one train of thought.” In responding to his words, I want first to say in the name of tra...

Black Student Union President reflects on Black History Month

Kia Addison

February 21, 2019

February, as a rule, tends toward the crazier side. It is the month before midterms, filled with room change forms, class switches and general stumbling as everyone adjusts to the new semester. For Black Student Union, th...

Editing staff defends DACA

September 14, 2017

Since the Obama administration began the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012, approximately 800,000 people have been approved for its benefits, according to the latest government figures. These 800,000...


The Editing Staff

October 13, 2016

It seems that no one is safe from police brutality in the world today. Minorities, in particular the African American community, have been targeted and mistreated by police forces all across the United States. It is easy to...

Staff defends traditional media

The Editing Staff

September 29, 2016

Many people like to argue that journalism is a dying art form, a pointless major and a hopeless career path. Because of these reasons, many cannot fathom why college students today would choose to pursue such a degree. The...

Editorial: Civic Engagement requirement should recognize other volunteer hours

The Pacific Index Staff

February 11, 2016

Civic Engagement. It is one of the many requirements on the long path to graduation and it is one of the cornerstone achievements that makes Pacific University graduates not only well-rounded, but students who have proved th...

Editorial: Staff encourages every student to engage in open forums, take surveys

The Pacific Index staff

October 29, 2015

With a budget of almost half a million dollars, the Undergraduate Student Senate has the power to influence the daily lives of students. While the Student Senate has used that money to improve campus in several ways, there is...

Editorial: Foundation of shooting involves more than glorification, name of gunman

The Pacific Index Staff

October 15, 2015

School shootings have been a reoccurring problem all over The United States. From elementary schools to colleges, every school is a potential target. Columbine, Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech are just some of the names that were...

Editorial: bridge between university, students


September 17, 2015

Students are accused of not being aware of activities beyond their social lives. Well, the students at Pacific University do not have to fret. The university will send out an email last minute to make sure students are kept ...

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