The Pacific Index

“Fondo (The Road)” mixes multiple genres

Commentary by: Guthrie Straw

April 28, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Travel to Africa with me for a moment of music from a long line of amazing artists: The Touré family. Descendent of Ali Farka Touré, the legendary blues guitarist, and arguably one of the most influential figures in African...

Student senate officers elected for next year

Kathleen Rohde

April 28, 2011

Filed under Student Life

The new officers for the College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate have been elected. Starting this fall the president of CASSS will be Blaise Holden. Vice President of Leadership will be Adriana “Coco” Kapfer, Vice President...

Newly elected CASSS president will encourage campus outreach in fall

Kathleen Rohde

April 28, 2011

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Next semester, the College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate will be led by to-be president Blaise Holden. “I have an opportunity to really do something cool and affect the new Pacific legacies” said Holden. This past...

Do It Yourself: Change campus dining

Commentary by: Olivia Round

April 28, 2011

Filed under Student Life

Food on campus has long been a contentious issue. From the expensive meal plans to the vegan options to the quality of the hamburger meat, students have been bickering about the food in the UC for a long time.  I don’t need...

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...

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