The Pacific Index

Aramark tries to accommodate student input

Ben Hopwood

February 22, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The dining experience in the University Center (UC) has undergone a slow, but constant, evolution over the past few years. This upward trajectory and increase in quality of food is a direct result of the care and effort put in...

Composting program comes to residence halls

Quint Iverson

February 22, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Residents of Gilbert Hall and Burlingham Hall at Pacific University will soon be able to take full advantage of a new composting system. The new program, which will be ran through the Center for a Sustainable Society (CSS), will...

Black Student Union hosts BHM discussion

Holly Bartholomew

February 22, 2018

Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

February is known around United States as Black History Month. Pacific University’s Black Student Union (BSU) is using the attention brought by Black History Month as a platform to look at the complexity of systems of discrimination...

Peer Advocacy program launches on campus

Ben Hopwood

February 22, 2018

Filed under Student Life

College can be a stressful time for students. For many people, college is the first experience living away from home and for some the distance will become too much. Beyond the distance, students may face heavy workloads, sleep...

Wellness Center discusses spring programming

Holly Bartholomew

February 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Ensuring the social health and well-being of all Pacific University students may seem like an impossible task, but it is the principal purpose of Pacific’s Campus Wellness Center. Improving the social well-being of students...

Theater production tackles body ideals in “Fat Pig”

Quint Iverson

February 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Debbie Lamedman, the director of Pacific University’s upcoming drama production “Fat Pig,” said she is most looking forward to seeing the reactions of the audience on opening night, and the dialogues it will start around...

Students bring new outlook on privilege, prejudice and marginalization back from retreat

Hanin Najjar

February 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University students returned to campus on Jan. 27, after the Social Justice Retreat, with hopes and plans of positively impacting campus culture. The Social Justice Retreat, organized by multiple campus groups, including...

Civic Engagement class helps make positive impact in community

Holly Bartholomew

January 18, 2018

Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Pacific University is offering students the opportunity to help fight issues surrounding affordable housing over this winter term with the Action for Affordable Housing civic engagement class. There are two sections of the...

Cru recently instated as third campus Christian Club

Ben Hopwood

January 18, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Junior David Seicianu hopes that his club, Cru, can perpetuate the type of environment in which all Christian students are able to share their beliefs and provide support for one another on the Pacific University campus. As...

Let’s Talk about… Body Positivity

The Counseling Center

January 18, 2018

Filed under Student Life

In today’s world we are relentlessly bombarded by hurtful messages, which act to depreciate different body types, further perpetuating another unrealistic ideal which then reinforces the thought that there is only one way to...

Student Senate sponsors block meal donation

Luke Peevyhouse

December 7, 2017

Filed under Student Life

For students who have found themselves out of dining hall block meals and needing food, a solution is set to come soon. Food-For-All, Undergraduate Student Senate (USS) and Aramark are all working together to allow students with...

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