The Pacific Index

Looking to science for certainty and answers

Luke Peevyhouse

March 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It seems safe to say that in this day and age there is a ton of uncertainty about many things. Did we land on the moon? Is there more life out in space? Is Tupac still alive? Will I die alone? Just simple, yet unanswered thi...

Editors comment on university’s views on sex

Tyler Brown & Shelby Cokeley

March 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Men at Brigham Young University (BYU) have come under scrutiny by their administration for masturbating in dormitory bathrooms. This has become such a problem that BYU housing has decided to implement time entry stamp devices...

Student debates over the power of words

Owen Dufka

March 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Words have power. Argue against this if you like, but anyone who has had anything written about them will stringently disagree with you. When one desires to use the power of words to their favor, one must first realize that is not t...

Student debates current state of legislation allowing teachers to carry fire arms

Maddy Kellas

March 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Conversation surrounding gun control always peaks in popularity immediately following a mass shooting. As these tragedies become more and more common, varying solutions from both sides of the political spectrum increase. When it comes to sch...

Dow drops due to complacency of investors

Tyler Brown

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Feb. 5 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) dropped almost 1600 points, making it the biggest decline the market index has seen since August of 2011 (CNN). As those who follow stocks and politics know, the market had maintained...

Annual report shows decreasing acceptance of LGBTQ community in U.S.

Shelby Cokeley

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Jan. 25, 2018, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released their fourth annual Accelerating Acceptance report and its consequential findings. This report serves as a national survey among more than 2,100...

NowThis Politics inflates racial implications

Michael Arakawa

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Feb. 2, 2018, NowThis Politics posted a video online saying people needed to stop using the word “marijuana,” due to the racist history behind it’s meaning. Although this argument is nothing new, it is still important...

Super Bowl riot raises questions about city safety

Tyler Brown

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Winning the Super Bowl is as large an athletic accomplishment as any in the United States. It is no secret the U.S. embraces athletics more than it does education. So, why is it that every time a team wins the Super Bowl people...

Oregon legislators attempt to protect internet rights

Maddy Kellas

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers should not charge extra fees to users for visiting specific sites or allow faster access to some sites over others. Instead, net neutrality holds that all online traffic...

Student responds to unwanted appearance made by immigration services

Hanin Najjar

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Issues of immigration have been jolting the nation since President Donald Trump announced his plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last September. This national dilemma hit Pacific University...

Recent happenings on social media site call for revision of practices and policies

Shelby Cokeley

February 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The amount of content creators and consumers that have announced they miss the “Old Youtube,” are growing everyday. Being someone who grew up watching videos produced by Smosh, beauty gurus who were still doing hauls from...

Future updates threaten timeline fluidity

Aidan Lannom

February 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Nov. 7, 2017, Twitter gave a select amount of users the ability to write tweets with 280 characters, around double the original cap. Many who got the new cap took it as an opportunity to make character related jokes. Most...

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