The Pacific Index

Pacific hosts guest physics professor to speak on the universe

Sierra Peterson

February 20, 2019

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Pacific University will host Professor Shane Larson Feb. 27-28 for a series of two lectures. Associate Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University, the m...

Senior theatre majors present showcase event

Melissa Hood

February 20, 2019

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The graduating Pacific University theatre majors this semester will be conjoining all of their senior projects into one senior showcase event.“It is higher pressure because this capstone is a main stage event for the depart...

Looking for Tiger Lily: Performer Anthony Hudson finds inspiration in family

Elise Dixon

February 20, 2019

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Portland’s premiere drag clown, Carla Rossi, is an immortal trickster, an ancient entity who’s bent on capitalizing on the worst parts of contemporary society, crafting herself into an object for consumption. Anthony Hudson...

Let’s Talk About… Loneliness and Belonging

Counseling Center

February 20, 2019

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Most people will feel a sense of loneliness at some point in their lives. It is common at times to question if you can rely on the people in your life for support. These experiences can be particularly poignant for university student...

Speech & Debate

Hunter Buen

January 29, 2019

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Pacific University held its annual Hap Hingston Speech and Debate tournament this past Saturday and Sunday, gathering some of the best speakers from the region to compete. The tournament ran very smoothly, despite the large number of hi...

Dorm Life: Editor gives tips and tricks on living with others

Hannah Kendall, Student Life Editor

January 29, 2019

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From leaving days old throw up on the floor to refusing to clean dishes, roommates can be difficult to deal with and awkward to confront. Having a roommate is almost like a rite of passage into adulthood. Except students ...

Work and Service Fair offers students opportunities

Ella Cutter

January 29, 2019

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Pacific University’s Work and Service Fair will take place in the University Center on Thursday, Jan. 31. The event will feature recruiters from over 70 different organizations who are looking for students to volunteer, work...

Transfer students discuss closure

Hannah Kendall, Student Life Editor

January 29, 2019

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Announcing their closure in May, Marylhurst University forced more than 700 students to find a new school within three months. Music therapy students did not have much of a choice in where they were going to finish their educ...

Record number of women elected in midterms

Hanin Najjar

November 29, 2018

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The 2018 United States midterm election was a historic election with a record number of women elected to office, many firsts for minorities and success for communities of color. The Democratic Party won the back the House of Repre...

Women from Pacific and Forest Grove to talk at Tedx: Women

Melissa Hood

November 29, 2018

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Pacific University senior Julio Montelongo is partnering with TED for his practicum. Next in the series of TEDx talks at Pacific is TEDx PacificUWomen: Showing Up, TEDWomen 2018. “[Julio has] been putting on different events...

Choir prepares for Holiday Concert

Melissa Hood

November 29, 2018

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Pacific University choir, chamber choir, a tenor-bass choir, a soprano-alto choir, and the acapella groups Voce Femme and Splendid Audacity will all be performing at this year’s Holiday concert. “We’re going to have six...

Puppies on the Patio returns

Quint Iverson

November 29, 2018

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With a larger budget for the year, Pacific University’s Campus Wellness office had more money to expand its yearly de-stressing Puppies on the Patio event. The original plan for expansion was to replicate the yearly May Day...

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