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Student questions motivations behind charity

Maddy Kellas

November 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, which likely caused more people to talk or at least think about a cause that they normally would not. It is important to give issues such as breast cancer a platform to educate people...

Societal value of degree determines cost of higher education

Hannah Kendall

November 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With the rising costs of tuition, it may seem reasonable to make certain majors more affordable than others. Majors such as Engineering or Chemistry, deemed more beneficial to society, would become more accessible to students...

May term to replace current January courses

Maddy Kellas

November 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Pacific University is thinking of doing away with January term in favor of a May term. This would mean that instead offering the classes in winter, the courses would be held in summer after Spring term. Moving the term to May...

Publisher sets reward for Trump’s impeachment

Tyler Brown

November 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Almost a month has past since infamous pornography publisher Larry Flynt offered a 10 million dollar bounty on information leading to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Flynt is most well known for publishing the self-consciously...

Universities target athletes through new NCAA sexual assault policy

Shelby Cokeley

November 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

After years full of salacious sexual assault allegations the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has adopted a new policy requiring student athletes, coaches and athletic administrators to complete an annual sexual...

Editor comments on social media’s effect on body image

Tyler Brown

October 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Body image has been a reoccurring problem over the years, and even more so now that we have social media to put our exterior image on a platform. The fight to be what society deems attractive is an uphill battle. Most of us have...

Alternative schooling poses different options for students

Shelby Cokeley

October 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Not every high school student boasts a 4.3 grade point average on graduation night. Nor does every student possess a desire to spend the next four years of their lives doing more schooling, while shelling out major amounts of...

Student talks safety concerns over lighting

Maddy Kellas

October 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As the seasons shift to fall and winter, the Pacific Northwest becomes a dark and dreary place. The tendency for rain or cloudy weather does not help the fact that there are less hours of daylight. Areas that lack proper lighting...

Student discusses CPS’s current non-use of firearms

Erika Vives

October 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On an average day, 93 people in the United States are killed by guns. In one year, there are nearly 12,000 homicides involving them. 62 percent of suicides in the United States are caused by them. Guns. They are talked about frequently...

Take a “Trip” with Jhene Aiko

Shelby Cokeley

October 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This fall brings many new albums including Jhene Aiko’s sophomore album “Trip,” exploring her relationship with drugs, romance and loss. Aiko had been out of the solo music scene for the past three years after her breakout...

Future of marijuana contingent on reclassification

Kyle Riske

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In 1970, then President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substance Act into law as an attempt to better regulate drug use. At the time, Nixon put marijuana under schedule I, the highest classification for drugs. This put marijuana...

Party culture threatens artistic value in music

Shelby Cokeley

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The amount of times a radio listener asks “Wait, what did he say?” about the lyrics of a hit song is increasing everyday. Most of the time the listener is attempting to decipher the awful mumble rap the artist murmurs over...

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