The Pacific Index

Pacific forensics team needs more support

Colton Markham

May 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The 2011-2012 competitive season for the speech and debate team was one of the most successful seasons the team has had in years past. Pacific students placed well at each tournaments, both individually and often as a team. The...

Senior editor says adieu

Ashliegh Simons

May 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In a few short weeks, I will make the transition from student to alumna. It’s been a long journey, but in the end, it’s been one worthwhile. As anyone will tell you, college is all about learning and subsequently growing....

From the 808 to the 503

Tyler Oshiro

May 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As the last full week of classes comes to a close, signaling the forthcoming end of the semester, the promising fruit of summer dangles just beyond our reach. It is ripe with youth and bathed in sunlight. We are so close. During...

Opinion editor calls on students to write

Dion MacDonald

May 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Another school year has come and gone, and as it leaves us, we can take the opportunity to reflect upon both our successes and our failures. It is through reflection most of all that we learn and prepare better for the future...

Pacific mission statement reflects new goals

Lesley Hallick

May 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Just two more weeks. I know that is the mantra echoing in many of your minds. Indeed, I wish you well in these next two weeks of academic rigor and in the adventures that will follow this summer. But I also invite you to look...

Athletic department responds to turf claims

Greg Bradley

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Molly Trotter’s commentary of the cleanliness of the Stoller Center Field House turf surface (“Senior Asks About Field House Cleanliness,” April 5) raises some good questions about how our staff cleans surfaces and if infections...

Boxer Doctors

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

We lead busy lives. As a consequence, “self-improvement” can feel like something that is just too time-consuming or energy-sucking to deal with. One of the things that can help with this is to do these things in little tiny...

Poor spring break trip turnout alarms Outback

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Each spring we repeat annual patterns of awakening. Days grow longer, daffodils dot the hillsides and we again realize we crave and adore the nature that surrounds us. As students, staff and faculty of Pacific, we have the great...

Senior defends dorm pet rules

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As an editor for the paper, I am typically bound to maintain a carefully unbiased view of most issues on campus, whether the Index covers them or not, but sometimes I feel I must voice my concerns as a student, bias or no bias. In...

STAT member encourages giving

EVAN SCHREURS

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In the late 1800s business-man D. K. Pearsons offered Pacific University a gift of $15,000 to help build Marsh Hall. To help Pacific in its struggle to grow, he later negotiated to give another $50,000 if the university could...

Sustainability intern points out changes in Boxer Dining Services

Hannah Poirier

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

“They aren’t doing anything!” A common cry from students about Boxer Dining when discussing the Real Food on Campus dining program. Pacific students are faced with a challenging amount of bad news about industrial food...

Boxer Doctors

Joselyn Perry

April 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. This April, the focus of the campaign is healthy sexuality.The campaign encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we...

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