The Pacific Index

Lottery still in process of housing students

Karissa George

April 28, 2011

Filed under Student Life

As the end of the school year approaches, students are deciding not only what courses they plan to take in the upcoming year, but also where and with whom they will be living. Pacific has been using its Housing Lottery for over...

Do It Yourself: Organic massage oil, useful to relieve stress

Commentary by: Olivia Round

April 14, 2011

Filed under Student Life

College is stressful.  That’s no lie.  The funny part is, as students, we know this is true, but tend to do little about it.  How often do we give our poor, overworked brains a break? Or pay some attention to the health of...

First Earth Day concert features student bands

Karissa George

April 14, 2011

Filed under Student Life

In addition to many other events throughout Earth Week, an Earth Day Concert will be held on Fri. April 22. The concert will take place on the campus’ east lawn, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. If it rains, the concert will be...

Cake’s new album continues downward trend

Commentary by: Guthrie Straw

March 31, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Nothing is more painful in the music world than having one of your coveted bands release a new album that comes up short. Unfortunately when it does occur, it can be hard to come to terms with a band’s new identity, when the...

Do It Yourself: “Immortality” tea, cheap, easy to make

Commentary by: Olivia Round

March 31, 2011

Filed under Student Life

When someone offered me my first taste of kombucha, I was wary of the bubbly amber beverage, but eventually I put the glass to my lips and swallowed.  It was not what I expected. Kombucha is a beverage made from fermenting...

Greek Senate turns down proposed co-ed fraternity

Kathleen Rohde

March 31, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University Greek Senate declined a proposal for a co-ed fraternity March 14 saying that the current Greek system needed focus first. Lambda Omega Delta would have been Pacific’s first co-ed fraternity. While they met...

Outback provides tools to repair bikes

Olivia Round

March 17, 2011

Filed under Student Life

At Pacific, we seem to be not so much a “bike culture,” but a “culture of bikes.” As freshman, we eagerly haul our bike from home or purchase one off of Craigslist. We see the gentle landscape of Washington County and...

“Rodrigo y Gabriella” features guitar duo

Guthrie Straw

March 17, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Very few artists are as mesmerizing to watch as they are to hear, but the guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriella manages to accomplish both. With musical depth, and an electric sensation that makes it quite difficult not to hop up from...

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