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Budget cuts

David Cordes

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I am a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Pacific University, where I teach organic chemistry, do research with students and serve as the current department chairperson. Like my colleagues and part...

Editorial: valuing the diversity of ideas

Editorial Staff

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When someone thinks of diversity, the concepts that come to mind may be race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. But a big topic surrounding diversity that is prevalent on college campuses is the diversity of differe...

Editor discusses internship experiences

Madison Thompson, Opinion Co-Editor

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Many graduating seniors will be entering the job market this May. Whether or not they are prepared for it could be due to lack of experience in the field.  It is easier for some disciplines like chemistry and biology to get wor...

Ty’s top 25:

Tyler Brown, Opinion Co-Editor

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

10. American Idiot- Green Day It is safe to say that Green Day was one of the  biggest bands of the early 2000s. American Idiot has become one of the highest selling albums of all time, and the song has become one that almos...

Editorial: examining potential budget cut solutions

Editorial Staff

February 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Before the 2017-2018 school year begins, the College of Arts and Sciences will be cutting $1 million for budget cuts. There are many factors involved, but the low enrollment of the freshmen class and raising faculty salaries h...

Editor’s perspective on the new administration

Tyler Brown, Co-Opinion Editor

February 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It is said that on Jan. 20 one could faintly hear the Imperial March as President of the United States Donald Trump was sworn in. In November, Trump shocked the nation with his upset victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton...

Professor reflects on Portland Women’s March

Martha Rampton, Director, Center for Gender Equity

February 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The atmosphere was one of support, tolerance, common values and even love. I had a perfect stranger say to me, as she was walking away from our shared lunch table after a short conversation about the day, “Love you.” ...

Ty’s top 25:

Tyler Brown, Co-Opinion Editor

February 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

25.  The Rock Show- Blink 182 (2001) While Blink-182 enjoyed success from their hit album Enema of the State in 1999, the band followed up strong in their 2001 album , Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, which chartered the hit single “...

Student evaluations

Tyler Brown, Opinion Co-Editor

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The student evaluation system is used throughout the nation in order to rate university professors. Many schools utilize this system as one of their main measures for re-hiring staff members. But is it fair to rate a professor...

Ask Ron:

Ron

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Dear Ron, My roommates feel we should switch off each week doing the dishes. The issue I am having with the situation is that they create more dishes during my week and expect me to clean them. I feel like everyone should do...

Mascot advocates for better communication on campus

Boxer the Mascot

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This is Boxer the mascot. It has been a while since I have written an opinion article for The Pacific Index (October 2013). However, what I read in the latest edition of The Pacific Index was appalling. In this edition, the Dea...

Winter term classes offer variety of opportunities

Luke Peevyhouse

December 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

At Pacific University there is a term offered between fall and spring semesters called Winter Term, commonly referred to as “Jan Term” by students. This term starts on Jan. 9 and runs until Jan 24. This term is one of ...

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