The Pacific Index

USS president discusses plans for upcoming year and goal to increase communication

Ben Hopwood

August 24, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Increasing campus communication and building a stronger more connected community are just a couple of the goals this year’s Undergraduate Student Senate (USS) has in mind for the upcoming school year. USS president senior...

Program expands to meet growing student interest

Holly Bartholomew

August 24, 2017

Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Outdoor Pursuits (OP) is a staple of Pacific University, offering their services each year to students, faculty, staff and the entire Forest Grove community. With quick and easy access to a number of outdoor adventures and gear...

CCE welcomes donations through Give and Go

Michael Arakawa

May 11, 2017

Filed under Student Life

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) will be having a community day on May 13 from noon to 5 p.m. and May 17 from noon to 7 p.m. during its Give and Go program. The community day invites students and all Forest Grove community...

Senior’s novel includes gods from different cultures

Shelby Cokeley

May 11, 2017

Filed under Senior Projects, Student Life

The old gods and the new gods clash in an alternate world where the political climate is as turbulent as this one. Pacific University senior Gillian Reimann ascribed her love for mythology in the prologue and first chapter of...

Senior studies effects of binge-drinking in mice

Tanner Boyle

May 11, 2017

Filed under Senior Projects, Student Life

Senior Andres Garcia, an environmental science major with a focus on environmental toxicology at Pacific University, studied the influence of binge-drinking and stress on drinking behavior for his senior capstone project. According...

Center for Gender Equity reflects on semester

Melissa Hood

May 11, 2017

Filed under Student Life

This year Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity (CGE) experimented with new events, new projects, new people and new relationships with the Forest Grove community. “We did more stuff with masculinity this year,”...

Student Senate

Luke Peevyhouse

May 11, 2017

Filed under Student Life

The Undergraduate Student Senate (USS) for the 2017-2018 school year have been selected and the representatives are ready and eager to begin work. New President Katie Lightcap will be serving in the USS for her third year. “I...

Black Student Union

Melissa Hood

May 11, 2017

Filed under Student Life

This last semester, Pacific University’s Black Student Union (BSU) actively involved themselves not only on Pacific’s campus, but also in the community. BSU ventured into Portland to donate books they collected to the Boys...

Summer vacation

Maddy Kellas

May 11, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Given the recent rainy weather, it may be hard to believe summer is quickly approaching. Students who are planning to stick around the Forest Grove area during the break do not need to go far to find entertainment during the summer...

Students give advice on preparing for finals

Luke Peevyhouse

April 27, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Many students are already beginning to feel the pressure and stress that accompany finals. Though it may not feel like it right now, there are ways to relax and calm nerves during this tense time. “Going into my last semester...

Bingo night

Michael Arakawa

April 27, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University’s Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) sorority will be hosting its first bingo night fundraiser in the University Center at 5 p.m. on April 27. This event is held to support AKD’s chosen philanthropy, the Dougy Center. The...

Music Department performs “Into the Woods”

Melissa Hood

April 27, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Pacific University’s Music Department is concluding April with a production of “Into the Woods.” “Into the Woods” is a Tony Award-Winning musical by Stephen Sondheim that incorporates a twist on many classic fairy tales...

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