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Women deserve just and fair media coverage

Olivia Barrows

March 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Residence Life: RA’s provide invaluable resources

Ella Cutter

February 21, 2019

Resident Assistants (RA’s) pose as some of the most important resources a student has on a college campus. They are able to help with most problems students are having, and also provide incredible support services. This bein...

Gillette campaign turns heads and catches controversy

Rachel Araiza

February 20, 2019

What does it mean to be a man? If one bases this answer off stereotypes, men are not emotional, men provide for their families, men are strong, powerful and dependable. Men take charge. Recently, men have been getting a bad reputa...

Election welcomes new candidate to the forefront

Quinn Sykora

February 20, 2019

The 2020 Presidential Election cycle has just begun, and already the competition is heating up. With President Donald Trump being as controversial as he has, it is no surprise that many Democrats have already come forward sayin...

Valentine’s Day

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2019

The smell of cheap, sugary chocolate and expensive, unnatural roses can only mean one thing, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Love it, hate it, or love to hate it, people have been exchanging mass-produced red an...

Letter to the Editor: Professor fears for democracy across the country

Dave Cassady

February 20, 2019

Retiring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, in his farewell comments, said that democracy was in danger in this country. As one who has fought this notion for a long time, I have finally come around to agree with him. There is a d...

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