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Pacific takes its last step in becoming a certified tree campus

Michael Arakawa

April 26, 2019

With spring weather bringing out the sun, it is a perfect time to get a green thumb. Pacific University’s Center for a Sustainable Society (CSS) will be holding a Bees and Trees Festival on their lawn near Marsh Hall on April 2...

Mail Services

Hannah Kendall, Student Life Editor

April 26, 2019

Dead cats for biology. Frozen Omaha steaks for students. Cow eyeballs for optometry. The Pacific University mailroom in Forest Grove has seen some unusual packages. Tucked away in the basement of the University Center (UC), the m...

The Counseling Center: Let’s Talk About… Student Identity Exploration

The Counseling Center

April 26, 2019

Identity exploration is often found embedded with invisible ink in the fine print of a college diploma. You may try to avoid it like you do with that loud, obnoxious classmate sitting in the back of the classroom. Yet sooner or...

Dancers showcase work at Choreographers Informal

Melissa Hood

April 26, 2019

This May, Pacific University’s Theatre and Dance department presents this year’s Choreographers Informal. This dance showcase will feature works in progress and pieces that students have been working on in the Choreogr...

NOlympics

Tanner Wick

April 26, 2019

Coming into the lecture on NOlympics Los Angeles (LA), I was sceptical as to what could be so bad about debatably the most historically significant athletic events of all time. Everyone that I know perceives the Olympics as a glo...

Campus Wellness teaches consent through 5k run

Ella Cutter

April 26, 2019

Hosted by the Campus Wellness Center, the 5k Consent Color Run emphasizes the importance of consent in all aspects of life. The race is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4 and participants can check in at 9 a.m. For Pacific students, th...

Academic Burnout: Students describe how they work through schedules

Quint Iverson

April 13, 2019

Lance Pollard is not sure of the total number of credits they are taking. Pollard, who uses gender neutral pronouns, is pretty sure they are earning 17 and a half credits this semester—but when they add the classes they are t...

Center for Gender Equity seeks new perspectives

Bianca Aldrich

April 13, 2019

Few schools have a Center for Gender Equality (CGE) quite as unique and active as Pacific University’s. Junior Kaira Bird, the co-chair of the center, explains that despite broad similarities among other centers, Pacific’...

Staff Playlist of the Week

The Pacific Index Staff

April 13, 2019

Switch - 6lack I discovered this song a couple of weeks ago, and I have been in the same mood since I found it. It is pretty much been the only thing I listen to. I enjoy that it has a really good beat, and it is also some...

Director has attended more than 800 concerts

Quint Iverson

April 13, 2019

Director of Student Activities at Pacific University Steve Klein’s love of music began on a whim in 1973. He was a high school freshman when he went to see country band Mason Proffit in northwest Iowa, where he grew up. Klei...

Director of Academic Advising gives tips on how to plan next semester’s class schedule

Ella Cutter

March 21, 2019

Advising can be stressful for students, because of all of the factors to take into consideration when choosing classes and fulfilling requirements. Navigating through core requirements and the multitude of classes offered tends to be ...

Inspired Ideas Competition offers students up to $20,000

Cody Sulak

March 21, 2019

The Berglund Center is holding its fifth annual Inspired Ideas Competition Saturday, April 6. The competition helps people bring their ideas to life, and is geared for any major. The prize for winning the competition is $20,...

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