The Pacific Index

Cake’s new album continues downward trend

Commentary by: Guthrie Straw

March 31, 2011

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

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

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

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

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...

Seattle reggae band Kore Ionz to perform

Alexa Block

March 17, 2011

The Na Haumana O Hawai’i club and Activies and Cultural Events Board will present reggae band Kore Ionz at Pacific Thursday March 17 at 9:30 p.m. Kore Ionz will be bringing a message of love to Pacific students in the Multi-Purpose...

Do It Yourself: Recycled corks supply new works of art

Commentary by: Olivia Round

March 3, 2011

Wine corks are largely ignored objects.  Although they appear to be nothing more than small and unassuming little chunks of ground-up, spongy wood, they’re awesome for crafts! Corks are more interesting than one would guess. ...

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