The Pacific Index

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...

PG&E explores controversial, windy wildfire solutions

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2019

Californian electricity company PG&E has taken a new tactic to prevent wildfires: cutting off power during series of high winds to reduce the risk of something catching on fire. Despite their “best efforts” to prevent t...

Billionaires profit from & perpetuate the wealth inequality crisis

Nicolas Stevens

November 21, 2019

The existence of billionaires has been a rather hot topic amongst the 2020 democratic candidates, which is a good thing. I’m glad the topic of wealth distribution is so readily talked about, to the point where even more conse...

Baseball struggles to retain golden-age popularity in U.S.

Ella Cutter, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2019

America’s pastime is slowly turning into something that quite literally belongs to the past. Baseball was America’s stereotypical family sport, and experienced its highs during the ‘40s and ‘60s as the favorite sport of...

Impacts of Early Voting

Grace Perrine

November 21, 2019

By the time U.S. citizens turn 18, they’re most often busy with life, whether it’s because of work, college, family, or all of the above. This can cause an issue for some, as they tend to miss elections due to a variety of o...

Editor explores the differences & lack of holiday cheer as an adult

Quint Iverson, Digital Editor

November 21, 2019

On Dec. 24, 2011, my grandmother passed away. Eight years later, I still think about her every single holiday season.  It’s hard to separate Christmas from my memory of her. That first year was really hard, and it started...

Cancel culture creates dangerous idol game

Brendan Swogger

November 21, 2019

To cancel someone is, simply put, to attempt to end their career. Usually driven by something the person in question has done — be it be a racist remark, an allegation of abuse or rape, or cultural appropriation — holding those...

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

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