The Pacific Index

Consider sustainability in the UC

Kariann Penttila

May 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Our very own Pacific University has given us the resources to have a sustainable campus. One may have noticed some of these options while wandering to and from class. Pacific has a strong dedication to recycle everything that...

Former opinion editor says farewell

Ryan Rosback

May 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As my suddenly brief time at Pacific comes to a dwindling end, I cannot help myself from writing the eponymous “farewell column.” Corny? Yes. Cliché? Very. Yet, at the same time I feel compelled to finish on a note of reflection....

Waitlisting for classes problematic

Kelsey Lockwood

May 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The waitlisting policy at a private school like Pacific is frustrating and should be completely avoided so that students can choose classes freely and be guaranteed to graduate in four years.  Numerous students each semester,...

Many unaware of new CPS policy changes

Mercy Cole

May 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

When choosing to live on campus, there are many factors to consider. Yes, you may have to live with a stranger at first, but there are also plus sides. You will live among your peers in a secure building constantly being monitored...

Declining balance policy

Shea Meisner

May 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As a sophomore living on campus, I, like other students my year or below, was required to get a meal plan, regardless that I would be living in an apartment with a full kitchen.  I purposely chose a living arrangement that would...

From the 503 to the 808: The little things

Tyler Oshiro

April 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Now that the stress of Lu’au has finally blown over, I find myself with some extra time on my hands, which is a rather sweet commodity if I do say so myself. Rather than do something practical or beneficial, I’ve found that...

Getting out of the classroom has its own rewards

Stephanie Haugen

April 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As an incoming freshman, all I wanted out of my college experience was to fulfill my dreams derived from numerous films portraying college life and to earn a degree in something practical that would ensure no confusion upon g...

Editorial: Speak with us

April 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Out with the old, in with the new. As this year’s seniors put the finishing touches on their presentations, the 2011-2012 editorial staff of The Pacific Index rendered their first issue. Passing over the reins is never a...

Letter: Chomsky draws crowd from near and far

April 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor, Bravo! Pacific University for the Noam Chomsky lecture. Your professor Boersma is to be congratulated for his persistence and tenacity it getting this enlightened man to come to Pacific University. We arrived e...

Guest commentary: Burlingham mud patch fix easy and inexpensive

Joe Plaugher

April 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

One of the many lessons that our fine liberal arts education provides us is that there are no magic fixes; ignorance of a problem does nothing to solve it. Although this may rank small on the global scale, our institution does ...

PUGS: Rejected fraternity was given fair chance

Jade Anderson, Pacific University Greek Senate Vice President of Communications

April 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor, We, the Greeks, would like to respond to questions asked by Kathleen Rohde  regarding our decision on the Lambda Omega Delta co-ed Fraternity becoming recognized by the Pacific University Greek Senate (PUGS). 1. ...

Berglund Center applies classroom teachings, gives real-world work experience to students

Guest Commentary by Patrick Kinghorn

April 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

“It can get pretty quiet down here,” is a common testimony when referring to the Berglund Center for Internet Studies. Most people would be surprised to know that the BCIS exists in the bottom level of Berglund Hall. Even...

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