The Pacific Index

From the 808 to the 503:

Tyler Oshiro

March 15, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Student claims staying positive as key to success

Sebastian Lawler

February 16, 2012

Popular culture portrays college as a luminal period in which young people are given free rein to digress into the most debouched form of hedonism possible. While the college experience can certainly be enjoyable, we know the...

Boxer Doctors

Jeff Guardalabene

February 16, 2012

I work with college students. Therefore, at any given time I work with people who are in the uncomfortable throes of a breakup. I have become something of a breakup expert at this point, whether I’ve wanted to or not, and I...

New UC camera dubbed deceitful

Kathleen Rohde

February 16, 2012

Deceit is defined as the action of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth. This word is not the first that comes to mind when talking about Pacific University but with the recent installment of a video camera...

MFA residency intern praises life-changing experience on coast

Aleah Steinzeig

February 16, 2012

I have been lucky enough to participate in the Pacific MFA in Writing Internship program for two residencies. When I first applied I was just expecting a fun and somewhat educational experience. I had no idea the ways this one...

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