The Pacific Index

Speech and debate begins year strong

Korina Kaio-Maddox

November 10, 2011

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The Pacific Speech and Debate team is off to a strong start for the 2011-12 season. So far, the team has participated in three tournaments. On Oct. 1-2 the team finished second overall out of more than 10 teams at the Virginia...

Library uses displays for hate crime awareness

Tiara Herr

November 10, 2011

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The last week of October is known nationally as Open Access Week. The purpose of this week is to improve student, professor and public access to information. The cost of scholarly journals has skyrocketed in the last decade, particularly...

Freshmen take guidance on declaring a major

Carlie Deltoro

November 10, 2011

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Held in the MPR last week, the Freshman Major Fair was busy from start to finish. The room was filled with tables and display boards manned by professors and students majoring in the subjects they were dedicated to, discussing...

New Depp comedy comes in second to cartoon sequel

Tyler Grant

November 10, 2011

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The movie “Rum Diary,” featuring a well-equipped and versatile actor, Johnny Depp, fell flat on its face in theatres during its opening weekend. Despite its initial praise, the “Rum Diary” finished fifth this weekend...

Speaker makes connections between food and environment

Carlie Deltoro

October 27, 2011

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On Oct. 17, the President of Northwest Veg and Senior Research Analyst at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Peter Spendelow visited campus to talk about food in the environment. Between 30 and 40 students attended...

RHA awaits student project ideas

Victoria Hampton

October 27, 2011

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The Residence Housing Association wants students to express their ideas by hearing what changes or improvements they would like to see in the residence halls. The process starts with filling out a proposal form. “While students...

Housing celebrates new study lounges

Katie Sipos

October 27, 2011

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Housing and Resident Life spent the past month working to ensure students’ health and needs are maintained and met. Two rooms have been treated for bedbugs since the semester began. Students reported bites and though visual...

“Heathen Valley” delivers believable performance

Tyler Grant

October 27, 2011

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People cannot be swayed from their strong religious and cultural beliefs enough in order to understand one another. When such ensues: love is lost, life is lost and destruction overwhelms all. Following this theme, “Heathen...

MFA program attends Wordstock

Korina Kaio-Maddox

October 27, 2011

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The Masters of Fine Arts program along with Pacific’s literary publication, the Silk Road Review had the chance to participate in Wordstock Saturday Oct. 8 and Sunday Oct. 9. Wordstock is a multi-day, multi-event festival...

LunchBox Theatre sets goals

Kathleen Rohde

October 13, 2011

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The completely student-run program LunchBox Theatre is starting out this semester with new shows and a larger cast than usual. “It gives people who don’t have time for a main stage show to get their theatre fix,” said ...

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