The Pacific Index

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

Filed under Student Life

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

Filed under Student Life

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...

B Street Farm: Promoting sustainable living ideas

Korina Kaio-Maddox

September 15, 2011

Filed under Student Life

When it comes to B Street Farm, people really do make the difference. The caretaker of the farm, Miguel Cervantes, is one of those people. Whether he is feeding the animals or assisting a student with a project, Cervantes is...

Pacific clubs look for new members

Carlie Deltoro

September 15, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Members from various different clubs, fraternities and sororities at Pacific set up tables covered in candy, pamphlets and sign-up sheets at the annual Club and Organization Fair last Thursday. Tables were set up around the volleyball...

Sustainability and permaculture found in one

Korina Kaio-Maddox

August 27, 2011

Filed under Student Life

At B Street Farm, a little patch of land goes a long way. Coming to the farm for the first or fiftieth time, it’s impossible not to notice the beauty of the land or the feeling that it is a well cared for community propert...

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