The Pacific Index

Mandatory voting cons

Isabelle Williams

November 8, 2019

Voter turnout in America was at an all-time low in the 2016 Presidential Election, with only 58.1% of the United States’ voting-eligible population turning up to the ballots to exercise their right to vote, according to the...

Students v. Climate Change

Grace Perrine

November 8, 2019

In the wake of climate strikes across the world, students may wonder what they can do to fight climate change. Although it may seem like something a person can’t individually change, there are little things you can do every ...

“Joker” avoids romanticizing mental illness & violence

Grace Perrine

November 8, 2019

Writer discusses personal interpretation of controversial subject matter

Editor breaks down new Kanye album, film

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2019

Many fans were less than satisfied with Kanye’s ninth solo project that dropped Oct. 25, “Jesus is King.” Fortunately, it’s impossible to say the same for the film installment that followed the album release.  West’...

Discover lesser known activists

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2019

Everyone knows who Greta Thunberg is. She is the revolutionary 16-year-old activist fighting to save our planet, speaking at climate summits, condemning politicians, and bringing attention to many issues that the media likes to ...

“Orlando” brings humor, depth to production premiere

Brendan Swogger

October 23, 2019

Trudging through the torrential downpour that welcomed The Grove, students, staff, and community members made their way to the Tom Miles Theatre the night of Oct. 17 to experience the premiere performance of Pacific University’s produ...

Apologies & promises of diversity, inclusivity skirt underlying issues

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

“Our clothing styles are totally inclusive.” “Our school’s demographics are so diverse.” “Our advertisements paint a much prettier picture than reality,” … wait. Spot the truth amongst lies. The words / concepts o...

Blood thicker than water… & politics?

Grace Perrine

October 23, 2019

Going to college is often a transformative experience for students as they’re exposed to many people from different religions, cultures, and people who have new ideas.  This can also be said about political leanings, as before colleg...

Halloween & Cultural Appropriation

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2019

Hand in hand with Halloween season comes the flood of social media posts and articles about the appropriation of cultures during the holiday.  People have been fighting using someone else’s culture as a costume for a while,...

Friend groups shift throughout college experience

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2019

In more ways than one, college can be an experience that changes you and shaped you into a new person. One of these distinct changes shows itself through your social life. College is a great time to meet new people.  In fac...

Bill to pay collegiate student athletes

Joey Balleweg

October 23, 2019

Imagine being a student while working full time, where all your effort is either going to school or work with no in between. You’re working for one of the biggest corporations in the country, and from the outside, everythin...

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