The Pacific Index

Looking ahead to Vision 2020

Katie Sipos

September 29, 2011

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In spring of 2010, six months into her term as President of Pacific, Lesley Hallick released the initial draft of Vision 2020, which was to be Pacific’s framework for the next decade. After her nationwide “Listening Tour”...

Bottle ban needs reevaluation

Tiara Herr

September 29, 2011

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At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, a ban on selling bottled water in the Boxer Bistro went into effect. Three Pacific students, two of which have graduated, brought forth the prohibition of selling bottled water in...

Letter to the Editor: Our campus needs more art

Michelle Monk

September 29, 2011

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This campus needs more art and I expect many agree with my opinion.  As a tour guide, I often explain to visitors that because Pacific’s small, students here have a big impact on activities, culture, academics, policies and...

University fundraiser offers advice

Denise Banh

September 29, 2011

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If you had asked me when I first started college what I wanted to do with my life, I had two answers: a CEO for a high-powered company or a housewife. Yes, yes, I know those things are not even remotely related but I guess when...

Boxer doctors

Jeff Guardalabene

September 29, 2011

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Greetings from the Student Counseling Center. You may have seen us over on the corner of the Forest Grove campus, tucked away in the building we share with the Student Health Center. Some of you come see us on a regular basis....

Transfer student compares his experience

September 29, 2011

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My time at Pacific University has been short, but it has already been such a great experience. Having spent the first part of my years of college at a different school, I can really tell the difference between the first institution...

Staff Editorial: Beware of bugs

Staff

September 15, 2011

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Metal and plastic are on campus life’s must-have list this year, but not because it’s stylish. Pacific’s on-going battle with bed bugs left a great deal of furniture out in the cold as Housing and Residence Life enacted...

Guest Commentary: Real World: Lost its spark?

Kathaleen Green

September 15, 2011

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Real World, a small sliver of orientation performed by POD leaders, was such a pivotal part of my orientation process (and to others I’ve spoken with) and I’m saddened to see the tradition lose its spark and importance with...

New editor encourages campus participation

Stephanie Haugen

September 15, 2011

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As the new opinion editor of The Pacific Index, I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself and share my vision for the upcoming school year. I would like to see more guest contributors this year. I want to...

Guest commentary: Ambassador looks back on first year

Simone Giess

August 27, 2011

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This year I am going into my senior year at Pacific, and one of the things I remember most about my freshman year was orientation. It will also be my third and final year as an orientation ambassador. The orientation program made...

Guest Commentary: Orientation leader on another year

Sierra Brummett

August 27, 2011

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Hey Boxers! Welcome back to another year at Pacific!  Having just finished up another very successful Freshmen Orientation (my 3rd!), I really wanted to give a shout out to my fellow Ambassadors and make sure that everyone knows ...

Crowded gym

Brittany Johnson

May 12, 2011

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During certain times of the day, the weight room accumulates so many people that it is difficult to walk through without getting in the way. With the machines and weights extremely close together it leaves little space for walking....

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