The Pacific Index

Alumna returns to serve alma mater with new job

Rachel Burbank

February 16, 2012

If you had asked me or anyone who knew me freshman year if I would still be at Pacific University now six years later, you’d hear an eruption of snickers and laughter. Without even visiting campus, and only spending a long weekend...

January grad in search of more assistance

Kaite Sipos

February 16, 2012

As spring semester kicks into high gear, it’s difficult to miss the slew of events for seniors. Buying caps, gowns, stoles and class rings, evaluating programs to be sure requirements are met, sending out announcements and invitations...

Student production encourages laughter to break silence

Tyler Oshiro

February 16, 2012

This week Thursday, Friday and Saturday, CGE’s production of Jeffrey, a gay love story set in ’90s Manhattan hits Tom Miles Theatre with a glittery bang. The show is amazing—and I’m not just saying that because I’m in...

Facilities renovate Scott Hall with care, says CCE employee

Carla Ingrando

January 19, 2012

In the past year, the Center for Civic Engagement benefitted greatly from the work of Pacific’s facilities engineers and we want to thank our fabulous engineers for all of their hard work on our behalf. In 2011, facilities engineers...

Boxer Doctors

Joselyne Perry

January 19, 2012

I was walking across campus the other day and witnessed the following: a young lady was riding her bicycle, listening to her iPod, talking on her cell phone and drinking what I could only imagine was an irresistible grande double...

Spray paint a privilege; use in proper areas

Kathleen Rohde

December 8, 2011

Really Pacific? I know firsthand that spray paint is a fun pastime, but to randomly paint the Boxer statue and a defenseless tree next to the spirit bench is a blatant example of disrespect to Pacific, art and nature itself. This...

Staff Editorial: Dean search planning discourages participation


December 8, 2011

Remember all those emails from the Office of the Provost you received starting two weeks ago? Something about dean candidates? Odds are, you filed those messages as university spam and deleted them without opening them. Or...

Occupy at Pacific asks for change

Garen Wales

December 8, 2011

In 2011 the most popular English language word on the Internet has been OCCUPY. What is this movement? What does it stand for? What do they want to change? Those interested may want to look at the following statistics taken from...

From the 808 to the 503: How to celebrate the holidays island style

Tyler Oshiro

December 8, 2011

Finals stacked upon finals, group projects and presentations all mark the coming end of the semester. Although it’s hard to look past the next few hours with all that’s on our plates, the best part of the year is only a few...

Internet alternatives prove questionable

Michael Nelson

November 10, 2011

Has the school’s slow internet driven you to pickup a Comcast connection? Or perhaps you’re new around here and considering going that route? I too grew tired of the delays in the school’s connection, so this is my second...

Sustainability practices depend on conversation

Deke Gundersen

November 10, 2011

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...

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