The Pacific Index

Editor’s Column: Capitalism, activism & race in the modern sports world

Aidan Lannom, Sports Editor

October 10, 2019

Houston’s new problem: In recent years, we have seen the power athletes, teams and athletic organizations have when it comes to making progress for social issues in our country. Whether it be the unity NFL players showed whe...

Mental health enters academic conversation

Sebastian Herr

October 10, 2019

Many students rejoice in the arrival of a three-day weekend with plans to hang out with friends or just watch Netflix, but for many students it’s a much-needed time for a mental breather. This year, the state of Oregon’s public sc...

“That’s not my America” shares potentially alienating, detrimental message during coming election season

Hannah Kendall, Student Life Editor

October 10, 2019

Almost every American has an idealized version of what the United States should be. Some believe the best version of this country is in the hands of a certain political party. Others believe the country is better off under the...

Sentence slaps wrist of celebrity

Grace Perrine

October 10, 2019

American actress and Golden Globe Award winner Felicity Huffman was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to Fox News. In May, Huffman admitted to paying $15,000 to have her daug...

Honesty in digital age

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2019

With a rise in data specialist groups analyzing data points to be used for advertising and targeted content, ethics becomes a central issue in digital media. These ethics are tied to a concept many of us are familiar with, someth...

University holds a wide variety of open-recreation classes

Celeste Jones & Adriann Stewart

September 25, 2019

From Aikido, to yoga, to even Zumba; Pacific University offers an abundance of both open recreational activities and intramural sports to its students. It’s no new feature that Pacific is offering such classes, as these activiti...

Amidst health concerns, President cracks down on vaping epidemic

Ryan Vortisch

September 25, 2019

President Donald Trump’s recent decision to illegalize retail of flavored vaping products has created an uproar amongst Americans. In response to the increase of deaths relating to a rare lung disease, which health professio...

Climate change leads to severe weather conditions, impacts

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2019

In recent years, we’ve seen an uptick in natural disasters. It’s hard not to notice this trend; forest fires have been increasing in both severity and damage, and we anticipate hurricane season every year, praying that it won...

Album makes for ideal fall soundtrack

Sebastian Herr

September 25, 2019

A gentler outing than their first album, “Light Upon the Lake,” Whitney has returned with a warm, contemporary indie album in “Forever Turned Around”. Released at the end of August, the album pairs perfectly with the ...

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