The Pacific Index

Extra troops are unnecessary for border patrol

Michael Arakawa

May 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On April 3, 2018, President Donald Trump called on the National Guard to guard the U.S. and Mexico border. The National Guard are planned to be stationed at the border until a border wall is completed Trump said he believes...

J. Cole advises younger rap generation

Shelby Cokeley

May 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Rap artist J. Cole released his new and highly anticipated album “KOD” on April 20. The conscious rap star’s album touches on themes of drug addiction, dark pasts and the state of today’s youth.  Like Cole’s past albums “KOD” has already...

Coffee chain sparks racially charged outcry

Hanin Najjar

May 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Starbucks is currently facing public outrage after two African American men were wrongfully arrested in one of company’s stores. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson walked into a Starbucks in Philadelphia on April 12 and waited...

Kanye West expresses controversial opinions

Shelby Cokeley

May 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Musical artist Kanye West made his return to Twitter on April 13, writing out a seemingly never ending string of confusing and politically charged messages to his 28 million followers. West’s sudden reiteration of support for...

Editor comments on the current state of media in America and warns of future bias

Tyler Brown

May 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We live in this great bipartisan system where those over the age of 18 have but one big decision to make, what political affiliation to choose. We are at a divide in terms of compromise, and we are constantly trying to prove that...

Oregon introduces new control laws after tragedy

Sebastian Herr

April 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In response to the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, Oregon recently passed the first gun control law since the tragedy. The law bans domestic abusers and stalkers from buying and owning guns. Oregon is not the first state t...

“One and done” creates issues in NCAA and NBA

Aidan Lannom

April 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As the National Colligate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball season closes, focus has shifted toward the Nation Basketball Association (NBA) draft and who will become this year’s number one pick. This year’s draft, like e...

Social Media provides gateway for judgment

Maddy Kellas

April 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

People have always had a fascination with the personal lives of celebrities. With social media, fans get an even greater insight into the lives of their favorite musician or athlete. Sites such as Twitter also give these people ...

President responds to opiod crisis

Shelby Cokeley

April 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

President Donald Trump has begun rolling out new plans to tackle the country’s opioid crisis. On March 18, Andrew Bremberg, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, reported that plans to address the opioid cri...

Self-driving technology causes roadside collision

Michael Arakawa

April 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On March 18, an Uber self-driving car struck and killed Elaine Hertzberg, a 49-year-old woman, while she was crossing a road in Tempe, Ariz. In a video released by Tempe Police, the 44-year-old Uber safety driver Rafaela Vasq...

Response to “looking to science for certainty and answers”

Steven Steed

April 19, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

I share the common concern my fellow scholar hold regarding certainty in science, however, I would like to believe that science, in most cases, does in fact grant certainty. We must not get confused about the distinction between c...

Mississippi signs into law new Gestational Age Act preventing abortions after 15 weeks

Shelby Cokeley

April 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On March 19, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1510, creating the earliest abortion ban in the nation. This bill, also known as the Gestational Age Act, effective immediately, prevents women from receiving legal abortio...

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