The Pacific Index

Government Shutdown: Student recognizes issues in current competitive politics

Quinn Sykora

January 29, 2019

When citizens are forced to ration goods like insulin while waiting for a paycheck because of the government shutdown, politicians and everyday people alike are quick to point fingers at everyone else for who is responsible. ...

Fake News

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019

While the phrase “fake news” has become increasingly more popular, the concept of checking one’s news sources has unfortunately not. And what better time for skewed news stories to surface all across the internet than th...

New video game lives up to player anticipation

Quint Iverson

January 29, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate represents the series at least restraint. If the first Smash Bros. Game is a short poem, Ultimate is the longest story in the English language, which, fittingly, was mythically a Smash Bros. fanfiction for a ...

Money buys security but fails to guarantee happiness

Shelby Cokeley

October 18, 2018

It seems like every couple of years a new study comes out proclaiming just how much money a person will have to make to be truly happy. Everyday life is sprinkled with drastic hypotheticals like, “Would you rather be poor and...

Letter to the editor

Kia Addison

October 18, 2018

It has been six generations since the end of slavery. In that time, Pacific University has withstood two world wars, the emergence of the Civil, Women’s and LGBTQ+ Movements, the invention of the airplane, telephone, televisi...

Mascot acts as school pride and spirit

Quinn Sykora

October 18, 2018

“Go Boxers!” The phrase is so commonplace here at Pacific University a student could throw it in the middle of a sentence and no one would even bat an eye. But for people outside of the Pacific community, Boxer is not someth...

Netflix review: new original series captures attention of audiences

Alexander Ibarra

October 18, 2018

The last time we saw Jonah Hill and Emma Stone appear on screen together was in the 2007 Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg written teenage comedy “Superbad.” While that film launched their future careers and started their rise to...

Editor comments on lack of student activities for students

Hannah Kendall

October 18, 2018

Weekends at Pacific University are filled with idle boredom and frustration. When students are not doing their homework, they are looking for entertainment or a way to destress and forget about school. Despite the occasional student activity...

Student weighs in on cultural relevancy of U.S. Constitution

Quinn Sykora

September 30, 2018

With another passing Constitution Day, questions once again arise as to the relevance of the country’s most important document. While some would argue the Constitution is still completely relevant,  others would say it needs to be thrown out altoge...

New Spike Lee production reflects on today’s society

Alexander Ibarra

September 30, 2018

Some people may know director Spike Lee as the guy that sits courtside at every New York Knicks basketball game. Others may know him as the guy that hates Quentin Tarantino. But what people tend to forget is that he is a pione...

President of College Democrats of Oregon weighs in on sexual claims against Kavanaugh

Olivia Barrows

September 30, 2018

There was a day when the thought of studying constitutional law was something that interested me. That day turned into thoughts of sitting on the bench of the highest court in the country, joining the ranks of Thurgood Marshall, Ear...

Food Stamps program creates stigma amongst students

Ella Cutter

September 28, 2018

There is an unnecessary stigma around food stamps. Recipients are often seen as lazy and “moochers” of this system. With 42.2 million people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), one might think...

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