The Pacific Index

Senior Lishao Chen presents on challenges facing minority groups

Callie Oyama

May 3, 2018

The students that attend Pacific University come from nearly every state in America and more than 20 different countries worldwide. In a school driven by different cultures and ethnicities exposure to diversity on campus should...

Students reflect on LGBTQ+ experience

Kimberlin Bush

May 3, 2018

In college, identities are discovered and identities are changed.  Members of LGBTQA+ community often experience the most drastic changes. Sometimes these changes are accepted and welcomed. Other times they are ignored or ...

New executive team begins to learn their roles

Holly Bartholomew

May 3, 2018

For what might be the first time in the history of the Undergraduate Student Senate (USS) at Pacific University, the recently elected executive team for the coming 2018-19 academic year is made up entirely of students who have...

Center for Gender Equity outgrows office space

Quint Iverson

May 3, 2018

Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity (CGE) is growing increasingly more popular on the Forest Grove campus, however, now lacks the space and office size needed to accommodate for the program’s ever growing support...

Chong runs simulations

Hannah Kendall

April 19, 2018

Pacific University senior Zach Chong is simulating 15 years of information in just 13 weeks for his senior project. Chong, a business major, is running a simulation for his self-created action camera company, “Birds Eye....

Adamson examines climate change coverage in media

Landon Obra-Nakata

April 19, 2018

Thomas Adamson, a Pacific University senior majoring in Environmental Studies: Politics, Culture & Society, will soon be presenting his senior project titled, “Where Do We Go From Here?” The project is about constructing c...

Dolgin redefines genre

Quint Iverson

April 19, 2018

Fanfiction is often stereotyped as underdeveloped work written entirely for the purpose of placing oneself inside a fictional world. But perhaps it is a genre full of works worth studying. That is what senior Tailor Dolgin be...

Sororities to hold fundraisers for charities

Michael Arakawa

April 19, 2018

Pacific University sororities Phi Lambda Omicron (PLO), Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) and Delta Chi Delta (DCD) will hold a number of fundraisers this spring to support local charities. According to AKD president Pali Kaloi Jordan...

Undergraduate Student Senate hosts open forum on campus safety and security

Michael Arakawa

April 5, 2018

In an effort to continue conversations spurred after the Walkout Against Gun Violence held on March 14, the Pacific University Undergraduate Student Senate (USS) will host an open forum on campus security and safety on April 10, ...

Students present research in New Orleans

Sydney Virgen

April 5, 2018

Every year students from Pacific University have the opportunity to present original research at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Conference.                   The conference includes poster sessions with ...

Film group hosts panel on campus

Quint Iverson

April 5, 2018

Members of Outside the Frame, an organization that teaches homeless youth how to produce their own films, will host a panel at Pacific University on April 23 to showcase their work. Outside the Frame is a nonprofit organizati...

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