The Pacific Index

Student evaluates campus gym situation

Kyle Riske

September 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

One of the benefits of attending a university is access to a gym or recreation center without paying a fee like at commercialized fitness centers. However, one major problem with using a free gym is the amount of space available....

Editor offers possible solutions to fix the campus parking conundrum

Tyler Brown

September 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It is no secret that parking has become an issue over the last decade on campus due to Pacific University’s increase in student population. Now, it appears with every new school year, The Pacific Index publishes the same article...

Editor comments on current political climate

Madison Thompson

August 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On Aug. 12, a “Unite the Right” rally was held at the University of Virginia campus to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park, formerly known as Lee Park. Jason Kessler,...

Rise in ocean temperature causes climate change debate

Madison Thompson

August 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released one of the most comprehensive reports on climate change to date. The NOAA’s report contains more details and more supporting evidence of anthropogenic...

Protest hinders former quarterback’s chances

Tyler Brown

August 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The United States of America, the home of the brave and the land of the free, at least that is what we tell ourselves. However, it appears if you want to be brave or free you cannot play in the National Football League (NFL)....

Trump family protection plan burdens taxpayers

Erika Vives

May 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and six levels, the decadent White House has been a home to Head of States since President John Adams and his wife Abigail moved into it in 1800. From a fire in 1814 that nearly destroyed it, to major...

Fearless Girl

Erika Vives

May 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Since 1989, the Charging Bull statue in New York, New York has been said to symbolize the strength and power of the American people. However, a new addition is now facing up alongside this timeless bronze bull. Fearless Girl...

Netflix show sparks discussion on human decency

Maddy Kellas

May 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” is centered around a high school student named Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves behind cassette tapes explaining why she took her own life. The series is based on the...

Student loan regulations hinder registration

Max Kirkendall

May 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Registration is something all college students go through during the school year and for many, it can be a difficult process. With the different holds put on a student account by syndicates such as the business office, it can...

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...

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