The Pacific Index

Outdoor Pursuits

Kenzie Grover

March 7, 2019

Filed under Student Life

Outdoor Pursuits (OP) does an amazing job of bringing adventure seeking students to their door. They have a wide variety of trips from a summit series to beginner camping on Marsh lawn. I was stoked when I got the chance to catch ...

The Counseling Center: Let’s Talk About… Making Time for Self-Care

The Counseling Center

March 7, 2019

Filed under Student Life

Whew. It’s been a busy week for you too, huh? Maybe you just started studying for midterms, or maybe you have a major paper or project coming up. Perhaps you have that social event you need to attend, or perhaps you have bee...

Yoga Drop-Ins

Tanner Wick

March 7, 2019

Filed under Student Life

Recently I attended a yoga class offered here at Pacific University. These classes are held  every Wednesday and Friday in Warner Hall from 12:00-1:00. Being that I rarely do yoga, and have never attended an official class on i...

Human body canvas empowers students

Quinn Sykora

March 7, 2019

Filed under Student Life

Break out the body glitter and skin paint because this Friday, March 8, will be the Center for Gender Equity’s (CGE) Human Body Canvas event. The event’s main purpose is to promote body positivity. This year's theme is 90’s ret...

Spring Term

Cody Csulak

February 21, 2019

Filed under Student Life

With the spring semester in full swing, students are already feeling overwhelmed. This begs the question which semester is easier, fall or spring? The answer to this question honestly depends on the person. One thing that has a ...

Students voice desired changes for new winter term

Hannah Kendall, Student Life Editor

February 21, 2019

Filed under Student Life

Winter term is here to stay, and students are vocal about the changes they want to see. In the fall of 2018, administration proposed a summer term instead of a winter term. The thought was to have a 2 credit summer classes th...

Theatre incorporates live bands in comedic opera performance opening in March

Melissa Hood

February 21, 2019

Filed under Student Life

The Pacific University Music Department presents HMS Pinafore, a comic opera composed by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert. Set aboard a British warship by the name of HMS Pinafore, the opera story’s complex triangle of f...

Proceeds from “Stars in the Grove” supports local theatre

Michael Arakawa

February 21, 2019

Filed under Student Life

Stars will shine bright once again at Pacific University’s annual community talent show “Stars in the Grove.” People are invited to watch 18 unique acts from both Pacific University and Forest Grove communities at Taylor Mea...

TEDx event features out of the ordinary speakers

Megan Garside

February 21, 2019

Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Break the mold. Change the standard. Students may have seen monochromatic posters plastered on the walls of Pacific University, promoting what is planned to be an opportunity for all attendees to broaden their minds and thin...

Greek life grounds itself in inclusive values

Quinn Sykora

February 21, 2019

Filed under Student Life

“We aren’t bringing our boys into manhood,” Denise Giesbers, advisor for Pacific University Greek Life, said in reference to a video created by Chad Prather on the topic of modern masculinity. Giesbers, however, was talk...

Lunar New Year

Hannah Kendall, Student Life Editor

February 21, 2019

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University is ushering out the old year and bringing in the new with the Lunar Celebration. In celebration of the new year, all are invited to attend a celebration, dinner, and performance held Feb. 21 in the University ...

Social Justice Retreat

Hannah Kendall, Student Life Editor

February 20, 2019

Filed under Student Life

Power and privilege. The importance of self care. Interrupting oppression. These were just some of the sessions held during a three-day Social Justice Retreat in Vernonia, Ore. Attended by 29 Pacific students and 12 facilitators, t...

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