The Pacific Index

First Year Seminar undergoes revisions

Luke Peevyhouse

October 12, 2017

Filed under Student Life

The First Year Seminar class or FYS as it is known around campus, has recently undergone changes that many returning students may not be aware of. After many polls and a lot of student input, the class is now first come first...

Administration supports DACA at Vigil

Holly Bartholomew

September 28, 2017

Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

In response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Pacific University’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a vigil in support of DACA and its...

Students host Game Jam

Ben Hopwood

September 28, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Within 72 hours, how much of a functioning video game can be created? All members of the Pacific University community will be given an opportunity to attempt this Oct. 6-8 by participating in the Game Jam. The event will be...

Outdoor Pursuits offers three fall break trips

Michael Arakawa

September 28, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Outdoor Pursuits will have three potential trips available for Pacific University students during fall break. Students will have the option of rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park, backpacking in Central Oregon or whitewater...

Let’s Talk about… Reasons to Live

The Counseling Center

September 28, 2017

Filed under Student Life

You may have noticed the Student Counseling Center’s table recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day in the University Center two weeks ago. We wanted to challenge the Pacific University community to be present with the reasons...

Students comment on recreational activities

Ben Hopwood

September 28, 2017

Filed under Student Life

With the semester well underway, the fall intramural leagues have begun and while registration for many of the sports has closed, low participation numbers mean it is still possible to sign up. Intramural sports can help relieve...

Students find new home in Forest Grove

Tyler Brown

September 28, 2017

Filed under Student Life

The first year of college is an unfamiliar experience for most. Adjusting to new settings is a reoccurring dilemma in the process of becoming an adult. However, small towns like Forest Grove make the transition a little easier...

Budget cut impending, as enrollment numbers drop

Luke Peevyhouse

September 14, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Every new school year the Undergraduate Student Senate’s (USS) budget hinges on the enrollment numbers of the undergraduate school at Pacific University. With another year of enrollment dropping, what does that entail for the...

Let’s Talk About…Belonging

The Counseling Center

September 14, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Labor Day is over and the familiar grind of schoolwork is starting again. Maybe you recently completed Voyages, maybe you went home for the weekend or maybe you are still living off the high of an awesome summer trip. Many of...

ACE Board chairs work to increase event attendance

Luke Peevyhouse

September 14, 2017

Filed under Student Life

With a new school year comes a new arrangement of Activities and Cultural Events (ACE) Board members. The ACE Board on campus is responsible for various things but is mainly known for creating events for the student body. “We...

Food donation program returns to campus

Michael Arakawa

September 14, 2017

Filed under Student Life

The food donation program, “Food for All”, is available once again at Pacific University. The “Food for All” program is dedicated to alleviating food insecurity at Pacific. Students, faculty and staff are all able to donate...

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