The Pacific Index

Rodriguez to speak at Open House

Holly Bartholomew

March 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The Pacific University Student Multicultural Center, which is a little more than one semester old, will be hosting an open house for the Pacific community on March 14. Located on the first floor of Scott Hall, the Multicultural...

“March of the Falsettos” opens on March 15

Quint Iverson

March 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The Pacific University Department of Theater and Dance’s next production is an unprecedented hour-long musical. “March of the Falsettos,” which has only one act and no unsung dialogue, is about a father whose same-sex s...

Vandal removes “Vagina Monologues” posters

Quint Iverson

March 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

An unknown student or students have been taking down and throwing away posters on Pacific University’s Forest Grove campus for the upcoming Center for Gender Equity (CGE) play “The Vagina Monologues.” The play premieres M...

Aramark tries to accommodate student input

Ben Hopwood

February 22, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The dining experience in the University Center (UC) has undergone a slow, but constant, evolution over the past few years. This upward trajectory and increase in quality of food is a direct result of the care and effort put in...

Composting program comes to residence halls

Quint Iverson

February 22, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Residents of Gilbert Hall and Burlingham Hall at Pacific University will soon be able to take full advantage of a new composting system. The new program, which will be ran through the Center for a Sustainable Society (CSS), will...

Black Student Union hosts BHM discussion

Holly Bartholomew

February 22, 2018

Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

February is known around United States as Black History Month. Pacific University’s Black Student Union (BSU) is using the attention brought by Black History Month as a platform to look at the complexity of systems of discrimination...

Peer Advocacy program launches on campus

Ben Hopwood

February 22, 2018

Filed under Student Life

College can be a stressful time for students. For many people, college is the first experience living away from home and for some the distance will become too much. Beyond the distance, students may face heavy workloads, sleep...

Wellness Center discusses spring programming

Holly Bartholomew

February 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Ensuring the social health and well-being of all Pacific University students may seem like an impossible task, but it is the principal purpose of Pacific’s Campus Wellness Center. Improving the social well-being of students...

Theater production tackles body ideals in “Fat Pig”

Quint Iverson

February 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Debbie Lamedman, the director of Pacific University’s upcoming drama production “Fat Pig,” said she is most looking forward to seeing the reactions of the audience on opening night, and the dialogues it will start around...

Students bring new outlook on privilege, prejudice and marginalization back from retreat

Hanin Najjar

February 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University students returned to campus on Jan. 27, after the Social Justice Retreat, with hopes and plans of positively impacting campus culture. The Social Justice Retreat, organized by multiple campus groups, including...

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