The Pacific Index

Public Health major combats food insecurity

Quinn Sykora

April 13, 2019

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How big of an impact can a granola bar make on a student’s final grades? Struggles with food insecurity could be the difference between passing and failing. Ruth Gomez, a senior public health major, has used her capstone ...

Social Work major volunteers at local Sexual Assault Resource Center

Ella Cutter

April 13, 2019

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For 440 hours, Pacific University Senior Madeline Clark worked with victims of sexual assault. Clark, majoring in social work, interned at the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) in Beaverton, Ore. for her senior capstone. ...

Student organizer reflects on TEDx event and experience

Megan Garside

April 13, 2019

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On March 16, Pacific University held its first ever TED event, TEDxPacificU, on its Forest Grove campus. Around 200 people attended the event, which hosted ten performers ranging from speakers, to dancers, to poets. Accor...

New Program

Ella Cutter

April 13, 2019

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Beginning fall semester, Pacific University will offer an exciting new major. The university will introduce a bachelor’s degree in the rapidly growing field of data science. It will be a part of the department of math and c...

Professor to replace retiring Director of Arts & Humanities

Michael Arakawa

April 13, 2019

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Next fall, Media Arts professor Mike Geraci will begin training with Dean David DeMoss to replace DeMoss as the Director of the School of Arts and Humanities after he retires at the end of the 2020 school year. Geraci said he...

Proposed census question spark controversy

Megan Garside

March 21, 2019

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The United States census shapes voting districts across all states. It determines where residents place their funding and what areas need special attention, making it critical to be as accurate as possible. However this a...

Influential Professor

Ella Cutter

March 21, 2019

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She is a medievalist. She is an activist. And she is looking toward new adventure. Professor Martha Rampton will be retiring from Pacific University after 25 years of dedicated teaching and 18 years of part-time directing at the C...

Political Science professor weighs in on debate

Quinn Sykora

March 21, 2019

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The Democratic Party has said they will not be doing a debate with Fox News this upcoming election season. The decision, made because of alleged bias toward President Donald Trump, was announced almost two weeks ago. A larg...

Campus Housing urges students to think of their next move

Michael Arakawa

March 21, 2019

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As Pacific University's spring semester reaches the halfway point, students are starting to make plans about where they want to live next year. While many students have decided to stay on campus, many have also chosen to seek r...

59th Annual Lu’au

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019

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Hula dance practice in the Multi Purpose Room, fireknife throwing and spinning on Marsh lawn and a hole just big enough for a traditional Hawaiian pig roast by the volleyball court. This rare combination can only mean one thing. Pacifi...

Foreign exchange progresses against national decline

Ella Cutter

March 7, 2019

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For the second year in a row, the United States has seen a decline in foreign exchange student enrollment. The United States is still the top destination for foreign exchange students, but the number of students enrolling has dropp...

On-Campus Entertainment: University ACE Board attempts to provide open-minded performers a space to share art

Megan Garside

March 7, 2019

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Pacific University is undeniably fortunate to have the resources and the team at ACE Board to plan so many engaging, large-scale events on campus for students and faculty. But are the speakers, entertainers and comedians brou...

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