The Pacific Index

Editor explores the meaning of home while attending college

Hannah Kendall, Student Life Editor

September 25, 2019

After a few semesters in college, it is easy to start wondering where and what home really is. Some easily adapt Forest Grove as their new home. Others are caught in limbo between the home they came from and their college life....

The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center

September 25, 2019

Sixteen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg recently replied to her critics via social media: “When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you’re winning!” ...

Short-term study abroad offers travel, not commitment

Kenzie Grover

September 25, 2019

Pacific offers short term study abroad programs that allow students to experience another culture without having to leave for a semester or a year. During winter term and summer term, Pacific offers a wide range of classes fo...

Pacific politics professors compare college experiences

Sebastian Herr

September 25, 2019

It is easy for students to feel overwhelmed by the future burden of climate change, student loans, and the political direction of the country. But there is reason to hope for a better tomorrow. According to some of Pacific University...

New media arts faculty: Lemke fills journalism study void

Hannah Kendall, Student Life Editor

September 25, 2019

Following the retirement of long-time Pacific University Journalism professor Dave Cassady in May of 2019, the college’s media department and Index staff searched for months to find the right person to fill the position. Th...

B Street Farms

Nicholas Stevens

September 25, 2019

Months of hard labor and determination have led to yet another bountiful harvest season at B Street Farm. Pacific University students and faculty alike are encouraged to visit the local farm and pick up fresh produce including: co...

Bon Appetit receives mixed reviews from student body

Isabelle Williams

September 11, 2019

Weeks after the start of the first semester, the student body is abuzz with conflicting takes on Pacific University’s new food service provider Bon Appétit. The giant college dining corporation has certainly spiced things up...

Campus Renovations

Campus Renovations

September 11, 2019

Concert Review: Portland duo and alum serenade crowd

Brendan Swogger

September 11, 2019

On the north side of campus, emanating from the stands in the football stadium, roars and cheers could be heard belting out as the Boxers took on the Chapman University Panthers the night of Friday, Sept. 6. Though the energy fr...

Forum set to discuss undergrad diversity plan

Brendan Swogger

September 11, 2019

Only a few days into the new semester, Pacific University students received an invitation to a College Diversity Strategic Plan Forum. Though the description for the event was vague, a focus on making Pacific a “more inclusive cam...

Campus activists prep for climate change walkout

Nicholas Stevens

September 10, 2019

Pacific University will be home to another climate walkout at 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. Passionate students and faculty will leave class, reschedule meetings and drop what they’re doing to meet in Trombley Square. The crowd...

No summers off for university facilities team

Shelby Cokeley, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

While the students are away, Pacific University Facilities Management play… or work, rather. Creepy flickering lights, dead shrubs and outdated bathrooms are no match for Cindy Schuppert, Director of Facilities Management...

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