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Pepsi ad misses the mark, sparks controversy

Bobby Ulrich

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

After an extremely negative reaction from the internet, Pepsi has pulled the plug on its most recent commercial. Pepsi has openly stated their regret regarding their controversial commercial starring Kendall Jenner. The Pepsi...

Planned Parenthood

Erika Vives

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Unfortunately, it is no surprise that hindering women’s reproductive rights are almost always in the spotlight and a topic of discussion in politics. President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill on April 20 that will roll back...

Music industry:

Melissa Hood

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There has been popular music about sex for a long time, but have music and dancing become more sexual over the last 30 years? The 1960s through 80s saw the rise of a “sexual revolution,” where sex outside of traditional relationships...

Vacation not sufficient for travel home or abroad

Maddy Kellas

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Spring break offers a much-needed breather for students, but getting back into your school routine can be difficult. As someone who transferred to Pacific University from a college that had three terms in the school year, I find...

Trump budget cuts hinder EPA

Erika Vives

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Imagine a country lacking in essential, foundational arts. Imagine a country that cannot properly address transportation or housing and urban development. Imagine a country in which the most important department is the Department...

Editor responds to Index criticism

Tyler Brown

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

What is freedom of press? A question, many journalists have battled for decades. It appears, more than ever, this freedom is being denied from reporters around the country. Not only by the President of the United States but also...

March for Science

Madison Thompson, Opinion Co-Editor

April 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On April 22 protests around the world will be held in over 100 cities to show support of evidence based science and the importance of its place in policymaking. Nearly 100 groups have shown support for the march, including t...

Freedom of Speech

Maddy Kellas

March 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

At first glance, freedom of speech seems like a no brainer; the right to speak ones mind is a fundamental right. Freedom of speech is just as important in college as it is at any other time in a person’s life. One could...

Editorial:

Editorial Staff

March 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In 1978, the school district of Sonoma County in California dedicated a week to women’s history based around International Women’s Day, March 8. In 1987, Ronald Reagan declared the month of March to be National Women’s...

Ty’s Top 5: Unknown artists

Tyler Brown, Co-Opinion Editor

March 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

5. Residual Kid Combining the sounds of Nirvana and Sonic Youth, the band from Austin, Texas took the alternative rock world by storm in 2016. Using the element of catchy choruses with grunge undertones, the band put out the...

Online dating:

Tyler Brown

March 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Everything is not always what it seems. Welcome to the concept of online dating. Just when we thought technology could not make us any lazier, we now use it to make romantic connections. While I am just as guilty as anyone for...

Cancelled classes:

Maddison Kellas

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Let’s be honest, most students like when class is cancelled. A cancelled class gives you an extra hour or two to do some laundry, catch up on homework or maybe just take a nap. But the reality is that students are paying to take these ...

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