The Pacific Index

Index calls for input

Dion MacDonald

August 28, 2012

I’d like to take a moment to welcome all the freshmen and transfer students to Pacific University, a place that will hopefully be a huge part of your life for the next few years. You have stumbled upon the orientation issue...

Cinematic Magic with Ellen Bialik: New Bourne film adds little to franchise

Ellen Bialik

August 28, 2012

Who is Jason Bourne? The first film in what ended up becoming the Bourne trilogy asked the very question. However, now that Matt Damon’s signature character has moved off the radar, audiences will instead find themselves asking,...

Boxer Doctors

Jeff Guardalabene

May 3, 2012

In what feels like the blink of an eye, the academic year is nearly at an end. For some of you, that means it’s time to bid farewell to Pacific and move on. For others, the summer stretches out ahead of you, full of infinite...

Pacific forensics team needs more support

Colton Markham

May 3, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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