The Pacific Index

WikiLeaks saga raises questions about information in the future

Ryan Rosback

January 28, 2011

Over the break, perhaps only one name invaded the homes of Americans more persistently than even our jolly holiday hero Santa Claus: Julian Assange. But instead of slipping down chimneys and leaving presents for naïve children,...

Pacific lacks connection with minority recruits

Rebecca Lopez

December 3, 2010

Any admissions counselor on this campus would say Pacific is diverse, but what gets lost in translation is the definition. Just because Pacific has one of the highest concentrations of students from Hawaii on the mainland does...

S.A.D. rains on Oregon

Kelsie Johnson

December 3, 2010

Seasonal Affective Disorder is slowly but surely consuming the minds of people who strongly dislike the rain and cold weather here in Forest Grove.  Those not from the Pacific Northwest, such as those hailing from Southern California...

Wassail brings holiday joy to students, Pacific community

Marissa Spreeman

December 3, 2010

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. Some of you may have heard of it, or even been invited to it via Facebook, but really what is this strange event called Wassail? All over campus, you can find signs telling the student...

UIS works wonders behind the scenes

Ryan Rosback

November 18, 2010

“Why isn’t BoxerSecure working?” “How do I connect to the network printers?” “What does this button on my laptop do?” I hear these questions and countless others on a daily basis.  We live in an era where...

The Petri Dish: DNA to the future

Andrew Erickson

November 18, 2010

Since its inception in the early 1990s, the National DNA Index System, more commonly known in law enforcement as the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), has drawn praise and criticism from many in the United States. Op/Ed contributor...

Index receives commendation from ‘Oregonian’ before administration

Hailey Hawkins

November 18, 2010

For those that didn’t catch the link on Facebook or the News at Pacific story on the university website, The Pacific Index was recognized by The Oregonian for our new website,  The new website was desig...

Gossip, trash-talking too juvenile for college; take the initiative instead

Kathleen Rohde

November 18, 2010

A recent acquaintance of mine came up to me and asked out of the blue, “Is it true that you’re dating that guy on the first floor of Clark?”  Okay, first, a bit taken back. Why is this pretty much random person assuming...

Video games in controversy for California bill

Justin Dean

November 3, 2010

For those of you who are unaware, and shame on you for your ignorance, this week is election week. By the time you read this it will be too late for you to fulfill your democratic duty, but it’s not too late to learn a little...

Technology will increase youth voting in future elections

Ryan Rosback

November 3, 2010

Attention all students!  Democrats and Republicans, Independents and Libertarians, liberals, conservatives and “Teabaggers” alike, even those who just think that “Rent is Too Damn High,” regardless of your political ideology...

Going green with a new kind of grass

Zach Rousslang

November 3, 2010

Are you familiar with breast implants? What about cell phones? How about computers, solar panels, or even your nearest night light? If so then we have a common friend, or should I say two? All of the aforementioned items are engineered...

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