The Pacific Index

Clubs and organizations team up to celebrate National Coming Out Week

Callie Simons

October 13, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University has chosen to celebrate National Coming Out Week with a whole week of games, speakers and interactive activities. The week is meant to raise awareness about the societal challenges and pressures that can be...

Seniors’ schedule focuses on post-grad life

Karissa George

October 13, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Because the classes students take can only prepare them to a certain extent for life after college, Pacific and universities have scheduled events, lectures, panels and more so that students can have a few examples of what to...

Vienna Boys to perform

Tiara Herr

October 13, 2011

Filed under Student Life

On Friday, Oct. 21, the Vienna Boys’ Choir is coming to perform for at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Meade auditorium. The choir originated in 1498, when Emperor Maximilian I gave instructions that there were to be six boys among his...

Gamma struggles with new membership

Kathleen Rohde

October 13, 2011

Filed under Student Life

This fall marks the 148th anniversary of the Gamma Sigma Fraternity; it also marks a serious drought in the number of pledges for the Gammas. Currently Gamma has four members; President Jon Riffey, Vice President Jordan Polly,...

Donors establish future funding for scholarship

Kevin Arrowsmith

October 13, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Recently, a scholarship fund was established for students at Pacific who identify as being lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender. The Coral Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Dawn Holt and Shaun Simpkins, parents...

Students find traces of lead in Clark Hall water

Katie Sipos

September 29, 2011

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Water quality tests performed in Clark Hall by the introduction to environmental science class were “inconclusive,” according to biology professor Deke Gundersen. “Students were given a variety of different test kits...

CASSS announces elected student representatives for school year

Kathleen Rohde

September 29, 2011

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The student senators for The College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate were officially chosen Friday Sept. 23. CASSS is Pacific’s undergraduate student government. Senators representing residence halls, international students...

B Street caretaker strives for community outreach

Korina Kaio-Maddox

September 29, 2011

Filed under Student Life

For Miguel Cervantes working at B Street Farm is more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle. Anyone who has visited the farm before would be hard pressed not to notice the bustling figure of the caretaker as he runs around assisting...

Health Professions students serve community

Stephanie Haugen

September 29, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Pacific students are venturing outside the classroom to learn what their textbooks could never teach them. Community service learning is a core part of the College of Health Professions’ curriculum. Students enrolled in the...

“Contagion” plot lacks originality

Tyler Grant

September 29, 2011

Filed under Student Life

The movie “Contagion,” featuring names such as Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne and Jude Law, was a redundant story told one too many times. The performance of each actor was typical. Matt Damon, teamed up...

Changes made to alcohol policy

Korina Kaio-Maddox

September 15, 2011

Filed under Student Life

A new change to the Residence Hall Handbook now allows 21-year-old students in residence halls to have and consume alcohol in the same room as underage roommates. According to Residence Life Program and Conduct Coordinator...

Housing makes changes for new year

Katie Sipos

September 15, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Whether returning for another year or settling in for the first time, students at Pacific can appreciate the changes implemented by Housing and Residence Life. By the end of September, most residence halls will have a print...

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