The Pacific Index

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...

Freeform films new TV show on campus

Maddy Kellas

April 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Oregon has become an increasingly popular destination when it comes to filming television shows, working as the setting for shows like “Grimm” and “Portlandia.” The newest addition to this list is the “Pretty Little Liars...

Mistakes in college can impact future employment

Luke Peevyhouse

March 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

People always say college is the time to mess up and really figure out your life. Not mess up as in flunk out and get nowhere with your education, but mess up socially. College really does seem like the time to make mistakes ...

Students use political power to combat the NRA

Aidan Lannom

March 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Following the events that took place in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14, we saw students across the country rally against gun violence in the United States. Many of the victims from Parkland led this charge on social media and televisio...

Censorship creates animosity among students

Tyler Brown

March 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Center for Gender Equity (CGE) hosted its showing of Eve Ensler’s, “The Vagina Monologues” on March 8. This was after receiving scrutiny for their controversial event flyer, portraying a naked woman with a vagina symb...

Student graduates use family connections

Maddy Kellas

March 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, many students graduating from Pacific University will be entering into the workforce. There are several things people can do to help better their chances of getting the job they ...

ABC under fire for disregarding ethics and empathy on Bachelor

Shelby Cokeley

March 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The beginning of spring, full of sun, blossoming flowers and a time to finally break out those jean shorts. Or for college students, midterms, iced coffee and of course the Bachelor finale. As a 20-year-old white female, I f...

Rodeo distresses animals and remains unethical

Maddy Kellas

March 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Rodeos continue to garner support across the nation from their long-standing tradition in the United States. Oregon, for example, hosts the Pendleton Round Up, an annual rodeo, which is now over 100 years old. However, rodeos and ro...

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