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Pacific embraces sexual assault discourse

Holly Bartholomew

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

The campus climate around sexual assault at Pacific University is changing. It is becoming easier to talk about and fewer instances of sexual assault are going unreported however, rape culture is still alive and well, according...

Students celebrate Thanksgiving break on campus

Becca Rustand

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Thanksgiving is a time when families get together to eat a huge turkey dinner and mashed potatoes with homemade gravy. Not being able to go home for the holiday break can be difficult for many college students, especially if it...

Fall dance concert incorporates capstones

Melissa Hood

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

This year’s Autumn Choreographer’s Concert at Pacific University is going to be a bit different from years past. “In the past it’s been just dance ensemble and capstones, but this year we’re pulling dancers from other...

Let’s Talk about… Personal Boundaries

The Counseling Center

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

What are boundaries? Why are they important? How do they help us in our relationships with other people? How does one go about setting boundaries and why may it be challenging to do so? Boundaries are limitations we create...

Sports Information Director discusses creation of Red Den

Aidan Lannom

November 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life

University of Oregon has the Pit Crew, Duke University has the Cameron Crazies and now Pacific University has the Red Den. The student section at collegiate sporting events is an integral part of every game. “The Red Den...

French film festival sparks discussion of social issues

Holly Bartholomew

October 26, 2017

Filed under Student Life

The Tournees Film Festival, taking place a couple blocks from Pacific University’s campus at the Forest Theater, has brought conversation about different social issues, sparked by French films to dozens of students, faculty...

Monster Mash merges Halloween concert and carnival

Melissa Hood

October 26, 2017

Filed under Student Life

This year, Pacific University’s Activities and Cultural Events (ACE) Board is planning a Halloween concert and carnival with other groups, sororities and clubs around campus, including the Deltas, Philos, AKDs, Pirhos and the...

Let’s Talk about… The Bystander Effect

The Counseling Center

October 26, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Imagine it is a Thursday night around 11:00 p.m. You are in your dorm room studying for your exam the next day when all of a sudden you hear someone screaming for help. You look out the window to try to figure out where the screaming...

Financial Aid office gives advice on student debt

Holly Bartholomew

October 12, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University’s undergraduate class of 2017 left school carrying not only its bachelor’s degrees, but an average of $34,282 of student debt per graduate. The class of 2017 shouldered more than $4,000 more than the class...

International programs grow in popularity

Melissa Hood

October 12, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University’s Study Abroad Program gives students the opportunity to study for one semester or for a full academic year at a university in a foreign country. Pacific offers programs in 13 different countries and over...

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