The Pacific Index

Student suggests more mission statement action

Zachariah Cohen

April 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Pacific University is a changing place. As members of the student body, we must be a part of this change to make our campus a better place for future students and ourselves. Changes must be fought for, though; for change to occur...

Boxer Doctors

Jeff Guardalabene

March 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Over the course of a day spent seeing clients, no matter how much I try and remind myself to keep my mouth shut and listen, I invariably say a lot of things to a lot of people. Like all people everywhere, there are some things...

Student questions CPS policies

Kari Odo

March 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Pacific University is supposed to be a community of students, alumni, community members, faculty and staff working together. I feel that some of the university’s staff members are forgetting their priorities to create such a...

Pacific professor praises the written word

Kathlene Postma

March 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

You don’t need anyone’s permission to change the world. Not anymore. The viral video Kony 2012, which calls for the capture of a brutal warlord and child-kidnapper in Uganda, was viewed more than 100 million times last...

From the 808 to the 503:

Tyler Oshiro

March 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I originally planned to use this article to dispel the myths surrounding the KONY 2012 campaign and its now viral video. However, every day, more and more articles and bloggers are uncovering the truth behind this enterprise,...

Student finds place behind stage curtain

Kelsie Johnson

March 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I am definitely not the most sociable person. I have always found it easy to be quiet and smile and nod and agree with other people. Coming to Pacific and joining the theatre department has started to change that. When I decided...

Boxer Docs Column

Joselyn Perry

March 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

It was a dark and stormy night…followed by a dark and stormy morning, a dark and stormy afternoon and another dark and stormy evening. Hey everyone, it’s late winter in Western Oregon! If you’re like me, your alarm goes...

Opportunities outside class create careers

James Moore

March 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Opportunities abound at Pacific for students to explore issues, ideas and meet people from a wide variety of fields. There are presentations, movies, conferences, community discussions, guest speakers and more taking place every...

From the 808 to the 503

Tyler Oshiro

March 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday, the College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate hosted an open forum that was well-attended by those interested in discussing the topic at hand: tobacco usage on campus. It was quite the heated affair and although...

Students’ career preparation starts now

Brian O'Driscoll

March 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As a Pacific graduate and Director of the Career Development Center, I know the pressures students feel to engage in academics, extra-curricular, athletics, community building and so forth, while also taking steps to launch a...

Our Two Cents 2/16

February 16, 2012

Filed under Opinion

It’s really scary thinking of life after graduation, especially in this job economy. So I went to the career development center and had them help me with my resume and look into teaching English abroad positions. I got some...

Student praises return of free bike program

Victoria Hampton

February 16, 2012

Filed under Opinion

What made my February 1 was not the nail biting thought that Punxsutawney Phil might not see his shadow tomorrow or the news that their would be a roller skating night the next week. My wonderful surprise appeared in a simple...

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