The Pacific Index

Party culture threatens artistic value in music

Shelby Cokeley

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The amount of times a radio listener asks “Wait, what did he say?” about the lyrics of a hit song is increasing everyday. Most of the time the listener is attempting to decipher the awful mumble rap the artist murmurs over...

Europe leads the way with legislation while America trails behind

Erika Vives

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In countries around the world, hate speech is viewed as a threatening and vilifying offense. In America, it continues to be tolerated with little to no consequence. Denmark, France, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are a...

NCAA faces opposition from student athletes

Aidan Lannom

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It is time to stop pretending National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) division I football and basketball players should be amateur athletes and come up with a feasible way to compensate them. It is often argued that an...

Shooting sparks mental health awareness

Tyler Brown

October 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

After the massacre in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 1, Americans are once again pitted against each other in the gun control debate. It is unfortunate we have to keep addressing this issue, but the United States (U.S.) has seen 273...

Reliability of news sources burdened by social media

Maddy Kellas

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In today’s world, people have access to an abundance of information at their fingertips. The internet, particularly social media, makes finding and sharing news easier and faster than ever. Popular websites like Facebook...

“It” dominates box office in opening weekend

Madison Thompson

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With over $125 million grossed in its debut weekend, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel “It” entertained and terrified movie goers across the world. Clowns are creepy no matter what though, right?...

NFL player accused of abusing girlfriend

Kyle Riske

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On August 11, 2017, the NFL handed the Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott a six-game suspension for breaking the NFL’s Personal Conduct Code due to an accusation of abuse. He was never tried and criminal charges...

College graduates struggle to leave the nest

Shelby Cokeley

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Mom, will you please remember to close the door when you leave my room?” are not exactly words one would expect to hear from an early twenties college graduate. Well, maybe they are. With the ever changing job market and...

Confederate flag ignites debate over First Amendment privileges

Erika Vives

September 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Freedom of speech has been a hot topics as of late especially after the election of President Donald Trump. With issues that push the boundaries of what is considered freedom of speech and what is not, the confederate flag and...

Two year requirement restricts student freedom

Shelby Cokeley

September 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A normal student at Pacific University can walk down all the stairs of Gilbert Hall, cross University Avenue, and be on Cascade lawn in under five minutes. That’s right, it takes about five minutes to get from one side of campus...

On campus animals cause issues with smell, noise and property damage

Erika Vives

September 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With a history of allowing only Emotional Support Animals (ESA) and service animals on campus, many students go without their pets while attending Pacific University. The process to permit a pet on campus is a bit lengthy but...

Internet usage poisons personality of millennials

Tyler Brown

September 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Our generation is obsessed with ourselves. We are actors, entertainers and comedians, all for a press of a button. The search for acceptance is crucial, but for what? Is it so everybody can tell us how attractive we look in filtered...

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