The Pacific Index

Local Libraries Continue To Find Value in a Changing World

Brendan Swogger

March 24, 2020

In the past decade, technology has continued an upheaval of a culture that once was, moving most of life’s necessities to a digital frontier. Libraries have been one of the biggest institutions impacted by these changes. Thou...

Mary Oliver’s “Felicity”: A Celebration of Love and Life

Grace Perrine

March 24, 2020

Mary Oliver (1935-2019) was an American writer focused primarily on writing poetry and prose about the interaction of humanity with nature. She was also part of the LGBTQ+ community and lived with her partner Molly Cook, an Amer...

Humanity, Abstract: Human Body Canvas goes mythical

Isabelle Williams

March 9, 2020

The Center for Gender Equity held its much anticipated Human Body Canvas event on February 21 with the theme “Art of the Sublime,” a tribute to all things divine and otherworldly reflected onto the diverse bodies of Pacific s...

Climb a Tree and Swing a Sword With “This Girl”

Maggie Trettin

March 9, 2020

DISCLOSURE: Maggie Trettin is involved in the University's Theatre Department. Sisters, cakes, storytellers, homes in forests, boats, sunshine, and one very grumpy badger all result in one extremely entertaining spring show as Pacific U...

Let’s Talk About…Sexual Assault Reporting

Brendan Swogger, Student Life Editor

March 9, 2020

According to Pacific University’s Campus Climate survey in 2018, 1 out of every 11 students have experienced some form of interpersonal violence while attending college. Out of this number, more than 86 percent go unreported. ...

Center for Gender Equity Celebrates Self-Love During Love Your Body Week

Isabelle Williams

February 21, 2020

Self-love was the name of the game at the Center for Gender Equity’s Love Your Body week, five entire days specifically devoted to promoting body positivity, mental health, and appreciation of oneself.  This time-honored...

“Meek” delivers powerful message on artistic voice

Brendan Swogger, Student Life Editor

February 21, 2020

With a small crowd packed into the Black Box theater in Warner Hall, a simple scene was illuminated with moody lighting: a table, two chairs, a concrete holding cell, and two characters, Irene and Anna. Irene has been taken into...

Spotify Playlist for February 20: Index Staff choose new tracks to vibe through the week

Various Artists

February 21, 2020

“Bathroom Dance” - Hildur Gudnadottir By Brendan Swogger   Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Gudnadottir has been sweeping the awards scene this year, her original score for HBO’s Chernobyl already earning t...

Let’s Talk About…PTSD and trauma responses

Counseling Center

February 21, 2020

The term “trauma” describes a variety of highly stressful, scary, or impactful experiences, and can include incidents such as the one-time occurrence of an accident, assault, or rape, or multiple incidents over a span of time, ...

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