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President Trump and Speaker Pelosi Show True Colors at State of the Union

Isabelle Williams

February 21, 2020

As usual, February kicked off with the State of the Union Address by the current president, Trump in this case, to a joint meeting of both chambers of Congress. The Address is usually a call to action for members of Congress ...

Fascination with murder, death fuels streaming industry

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2020

Humans have a morbid fascination with the suffering of others. Stories about shootings, murders, fires and accidents always garner the most attention; because for some reason, we love to read about death and destruction.  Net...

“Meek” delivers powerful message on artistic voice

Brendan Swogger, Student Life Editor

February 21, 2020

With a small crowd packed into the Black Box theater in Warner Hall, a simple scene was illuminated with moody lighting: a table, two chairs, a concrete holding cell, and two characters, Irene and Anna. Irene has been taken into...

Spotify Playlist for February 20: Index Staff choose new tracks to vibe through the week

Various Artists

February 21, 2020

“Bathroom Dance” - Hildur Gudnadottir By Brendan Swogger   Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Gudnadottir has been sweeping the awards scene this year, her original score for HBO’s Chernobyl already earning t...

Editor’s Column: How my enemy became an inspiration: my Kobe Bryant story

Aidan Lannom, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

I hated Kobe Bryant. There was not a single fiber of my being that would ever allow for me to root for him growing up. It had nothing to do with the type of person he was and entirely to do with what he could do on a basketbal...

New year’s resolutions: An outdated tradition of the past

Grace Perrine

February 8, 2020

Every new year, millions of people start off with big expectations of how they are going to change. They’ll make yearly resolutions of getting fit, eating healthier, or losing weight but these become daunting ideas, which ma...

Stingy billionaires: Top 1% donate money only after criticism

Ryan Vortisch

February 8, 2020

The beginning of January brought much controversy to the new decade when online users began to seriously criticize the long term consequences of the luxurious lifestyles experienced by the top one percent. With devastating fires...

Winter term offers four-credit class option, more opportunities for students to take care of Core

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2020

Pacific’s Winter / January Term came back this year with some changes. Students now have the opportunity to take four credit courses; the classes last three weeks, with one extra day of finals. January Term’s previous two credit courses...

Editor’s Advice: The Pacific Index EIC passes news torch

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

What’s one more blinking cursor, for old time sake? I’ve written nearly 70 stories for The Pacific Index during my three years on staff and it never gets easier. I wrote just a single opinion piece for the newspaper as ...

Editor’s Column: Carmelo Anthony to make or break Trailblazers year

Aidan Lannom, Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

The Portland Trailblazers needed to make their move before the season slipped out of their reach. What they did was grant NBA Twitters wishes and gave Carmelo Anthony a new home. Melo has been without a team since he was waived by t...

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