The Pacific Index

Move motivates student to go green

Melissa Hood

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Being environmentally conscious, to me, means being aware of the current state of the environment and how you may be contributing to that state. Before attending Pacific University, I had very little knowledge of the condition of t...

Sanders is unlikely to get voters to ‘feel the Bern’ in 2020

Sophia O'Neal

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is running for President…again. In 2016, Senator Sanders was heralded as a progressive hero, bringing about an unprecedented wave of political engagement among voters ages 18 to 35. The Sanders c...

Beliefs & Behaviors

Alesandra Govi

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Traditions include beliefs and behaviors that have been passed down for generations which have a symbolic meaning within society, who  continue to follow or believe over a period of time. Every culture has their own traditions which...

Spring Break: Adventures only a max ride away

Megan Garside

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

If you haven’t had the chance to make any spring break plans, don’t worry. Staying in the grove doesn’t have to be boring. Being only an hour away from the Portland is a huge bonus for students at Pacific. Save money on plane...

Forest Grove could be an even better town for college students

Cody Csulak

March 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Forest Grove, home to Pacific University, is already a great college town full of small businesses that cater to both the student body at Pacific and to the surrounding community. The businesses here in town are great and fill...

Women deserve just and fair media coverage

Olivia Barrows

March 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The 2020 presidential election is still many months away, but it has already made history for the record-breaking number of women candidates who are running. So far, six women have officially declared their candidacies for the highe...

Accuracy of meteorology relies on many factors

Scott Lepschat

March 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

This February served as a strong reminder of how truly unpredictable the weather of the Pacific Northwest can be. The much-hyped “Snowpocalypse” early in February resulted in next to no snowfall on campus despite forecasters w...

Alternate Perspective: Director responds to editorial and offers viewpoint on the sharing of diverse opinions

Stephanie Stokamer Ed.D., Associate Professor and Director of the McCall Center for Civic Engagement

March 7, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

In his February 7, 2019 letter to the editor, a fellow faculty member expressed his concerns about a campus climate of “insistence on one train of thought.” In responding to his words, I want first to say in the name of tra...

Actor justified in taking gruesome role

Megan Garside

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Ever since Anthony Perkins hit the screen in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “Psycho” the idea of attractive actors taking the role of notorious villains has caused huge controversy. Audiences feel huge discomfort in seeing ...

Outdoor Pursuits

Tanner Wick

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Living in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) allows for some of the most memorable life experiences a person could have. Here in Forest Grove, the Pacific University community has wondrous natural ecosystems at its disposal, with the Casca...

Supreme Court revisits transgender military ban

Rachel Araiza

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In 2017, many were left outraged when President Donald Trump tweeted about a ban on transgender military members. The series of tweets read: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the Unit...

Student recognizes collegiate dreams as worthy of stress

Quinn Sykora

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

It is officially Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) season and for a lot of students that means finding the motivation to continue the seemingly pointless day-to-day onslaught of school work. But as someone who has a lot of exp...

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