The Pacific Index

Sustainability practices depend on conversation

Deke Gundersen

November 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

One rainy morning I pulled into the Pacific University parking lot and was puzzled by the sight of sprinklers contributing to an already saturated lawn. I thought of the pesticides that were applied a few weeks earlier and wondered...

Letter to the Editor: Golf team rides in style at what cost?

Sam Ryals

November 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

When I heard about how the Pacific University golf team travels to and from their away tournaments, I was appalled. There are a mere six to 11 people in 50-person bus eating up rubber, road and resources for hundreds of miles?...

Boxer Doctors

Jeff Guardalabene

November 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Even though it seems like the semester has just started, take a look outside. See that dark gray? Feel that cold drizzle that hits you as you walk across campus? That can only mean one thing - time is whizzing by and it’s almost...

Staff Editorial: Students should choose academic adviser wisely

October 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Throughout a college career, one of the most important contacts a student will have will be their adviser. Advisers are the go-to people for students’ questions about their majors, minors, their class schedules and what they...

Letter to the Editor: Former editor says farewell

Steve Dodge

October 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

By now some of you may have noticed or heard that I am no longer at Pacific University. After seven mostly wonderful years working at the university, I have moved on to pursue the next phase of my work life, enjoy some downtime...

From the 808 to the 503: Adjusting to life in Oregon while keeping one foot on sand

Tyler Oshiro

October 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to brown, there is no mistaking that summer is over. The change in the season brings with it some positives, one of the biggest being fall sports. At our home games, the stands are...

Student praises Greek life

Tiara Herr

October 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With pledging now in session, I think it’s important to talk about some of the realities of Greek life here at Pacific. Movies often portray sororities as houses full of promiscuous, shallow women that are only interested in...

Boxer Doctors

Joselyn Perry

October 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

What do you think of when you hear the word “stress?” If you’re like most college students, you probably shrug and think, “Meh. Story of my life.” Let’s take a step back for a second and look at the story of stress. Imagine...

Looking ahead to Vision 2020

Katie Sipos

September 29, 2011

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

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