The Pacific Index

The Pacific Index The Pacific Index is Pacific University Oregon's student newspaper. The Pacific Index is Pacific University Oregon's newspaper. We operate on a completely student staff and release new issues every other Thursday.
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Mission: "To write the why behind the what and to raise hell."

Operating as usual

We're exactly one month away from Christmas! As the term comes to an end and students return home for the holidays, the ...
11/26/2020

We're exactly one month away from Christmas! As the term comes to an end and students return home for the holidays, the Index staff are feeling the spirit of the season. To spread the cheer, they’re sharing their favorite holiday songs on pacindex.com and link in bio

Systemic racism and police violence are deep rooted in this country, and if we truly want to see them gone, we’re going ...
11/24/2020

Systemic racism and police violence are deep rooted in this country, and if we truly want to see them gone, we’re going to have to continue to fight no matter who’s in the White House. Bren Swogger talks activism in a post-Trump world at pacindex.com and link in bio.

As we reach the end of what has been an atypical semester, we are met face-to-face with the very prominent disappearance...
11/23/2020

As we reach the end of what has been an atypical semester, we are met face-to-face with the very prominent disappearance of any motivation for school work. Chandler Fleming gives some advice to help us all get through finals this term at pacindex.com and link in bio.

Have you been celebrating the holiday season yet? Or is it still too early? Writer Ashley Meza gives her opinion on what...
11/22/2020

Have you been celebrating the holiday season yet? Or is it still too early? Writer Ashley Meza gives her opinion on what exactly is the appropriate time to start celebrating the season on pacindex.com and link in bio

Did you know... It wasn’t until 1990 that the complete anatomy of the human clitoris was found by Australia’s first fema...
11/22/2020

Did you know... It wasn’t until 1990 that the complete anatomy of the human clitoris was found by Australia’s first female urologist, Helen O’Connell? Columnist Haley Berger deep dives into the history of the female orgasm at pacindex.com or link in bio

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Deaf U is a new docuseries on Netflix that follows the dating and social li...
11/21/2020

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Deaf U is a new docuseries on Netflix that follows the dating and social lives of a group of Deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Gallaudet University. Read Grace Alexandria's recommendation on pacindex.com and link in bio

Indie puzzle adventure game “Bugsnax” looks like a sweet-but-slightly-horrifying candy. But taking a bite reveals a frus...
11/20/2020

Indie puzzle adventure game “Bugsnax” looks like a sweet-but-slightly-horrifying candy. But taking a bite reveals a frustrating, jawbreaker-like center that makes it hard to recommend for most palates. Read more of Quint Iverson's review on pacindex.com and link in bio

Amidst all the chaos of COVID and studying, freshman and psychology major Rhiannon Harris is putting herself in Portland...
11/20/2020

Amidst all the chaos of COVID and studying, freshman and psychology major Rhiannon Harris is putting herself in Portland chaos to stand up to injustice. Get an inside look into the dangers of protesting on pacindex.com and link in bio

As students and staff return home to finish out the semester and celebrate the holiday season, many seek an option to ma...
11/19/2020

As students and staff return home to finish out the semester and celebrate the holiday season, many seek an option to make the best of their time off, even with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read this and more from our new issue now on pacindex.com and link in bio.

Pacific’s Forest Grove campus has been looking empty following Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s “freeze” order, which led to...
11/16/2020

Pacific’s Forest Grove campus has been looking empty following Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s “freeze” order, which led to changes in university protocol in the wake of a dangerous COVID-19 spike. Read the latest on Pacific's response at pacindex.com or link in bio

With high hopes, Ryan Hunter-Simms, from Highland, California is onto his 4th year as the assistant track and field coac...
11/14/2020

With high hopes, Ryan Hunter-Simms, from Highland, California is onto his 4th year as the assistant track and field coach and continues to push his athletes towards their ever-expanding goals. Read this week's Coach Spotlight on pacindex.com and link in bio

Looking for a binge-watch for the weekend? Let opinion editor Isabelle Williams recommend The Queen's Gambit, the latest...
11/14/2020

Looking for a binge-watch for the weekend? Let opinion editor Isabelle Williams recommend The Queen's Gambit, the latest Netflix series she says "had me awake into the wee hours of the morning." Read all about it at pacindex.com and link in bio

On the morning of November 7th, the Trump presidency had finally come to an end. But Trump sure doesn’t seem to think so...
11/13/2020

On the morning of November 7th, the Trump presidency had finally come to an end. But Trump sure doesn’t seem to think so. Editor Bren Swogger breaks down the latest in this never-ending political nightmare on pacindex.com and link in bio

The music program at Pacific has seen multiple changes during COVID-19, hitting music majors and remote learners the har...
11/12/2020

The music program at Pacific has seen multiple changes during COVID-19, hitting music majors and remote learners the hardest. The administration has done their best to keep music alive, but music without the people is lonely. Read more at pacindex.com or link in bio

Not only do we have a new issue this week, but we have a new podcast too! Join us as Student Life Editor Grace Alexandri...
11/12/2020

Not only do we have a new issue this week, but we have a new podcast too! Join us as Student Life Editor Grace Alexandria, Opinion Editor Isabelle Williams, and Writer Chandler Fleming discuss the challenges of being a woman in 2020. Listen now on Anchor and Spotify. Link in bio

A social justice mural has been set to replace a decaying U.S. flag mural at Forest Glen Park in Forest Grove, OR, causi...
11/12/2020

A social justice mural has been set to replace a decaying U.S. flag mural at Forest Glen Park in Forest Grove, OR, causing outrage amongst residents of the city. Read this and more in our new issue, now online at pacindex.com and through the link in bio

Popular musician and comedic genius @sush*trash recently created an online concert experience called #TheExtravaganza, a...
11/12/2020

Popular musician and comedic genius @sush*trash recently created an online concert experience called #TheExtravaganza, an exclusive, one night event that took place on October 23rd. Editor Grace Alexandria tells us what went down at pacindex.com and link in bio

After a sweep of the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers quickly fell down 3-1 in a best of seven series versus the Atlanta Br...
11/11/2020

After a sweep of the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers quickly fell down 3-1 in a best of seven series versus the Atlanta Braves. Then, Mookie happened. Sports editor Joey Balleweg breaks down what went down at the World Series on pacindex.com and link in bio.

Despite the constraints that come with social distancing, Pacific still participated in the annual America’s Best Colleg...
11/11/2020

Despite the constraints that come with social distancing, Pacific still participated in the annual America’s Best College Poet Preliminary Competition on October 2nd by hosting a virtual competition. Read more at pacindex.com and link in bio

COVID UPDATE: Kate Brown, on Monday, extended her two-week “pause” on social gatherings to Washington County, reducing r...
11/10/2020

COVID UPDATE: Kate Brown, on Monday, extended her two-week “pause” on social gatherings to Washington County, reducing restaurant and sporting capacity to 50 people and limiting social gatherings to six. Pacific is making small changes to follow Brown’s guidance, however, classes will continue to be held in hybrid format and will not be moved strictly online. Here are the lastest numbers regarding COVID testing and cases at Pacific.

With the hiring of Pacific’s new Sports Information Director, Michael Smith looks to elevate the athletic programs and g...
11/10/2020

With the hiring of Pacific’s new Sports Information Director, Michael Smith looks to elevate the athletic programs and give them the exposure they deserve with the knowledge and skills he has in the realms of sports media. Read more at pacindex.com or link in bio

BREAKING NEWS: @joebiden has been elected the 46th President of the United States (from @nytimes)
11/07/2020

BREAKING NEWS: @joebiden has been elected the 46th President of the United States (from @nytimes)

Though a Biden win is all but a sure thing, no matter who's in office, the fight against systemic racism doesn't stop th...
11/07/2020

Though a Biden win is all but a sure thing, no matter who's in office, the fight against systemic racism doesn't stop there. Activist and columnist Rachel Hall talks about the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement on pacindex.com and link in bio.

It's official! The entire new lineup of iPhone 12s, including the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max, have been released or a...
11/06/2020

It's official! The entire new lineup of iPhone 12s, including the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max, have been released or are available for preorder! But should you upgrade? Or should you wait? Editor Bren Swogger breaks it down on pacindex.com and link in bio.

Though it may be easy to forget as all eyes are glued to the Presidential election, we are still in a pandemic, and it's...
11/06/2020

Though it may be easy to forget as all eyes are glued to the Presidential election, we are still in a pandemic, and it's important to stay informed. Writer Chandler Fleming gives us an update on where Pacific stands with COVID-19 on pacindex.com and link in bio

The Halloween season is passed, but stress is high as the election drags on. So why not take your mind off of things for...
11/05/2020

The Halloween season is passed, but stress is high as the election drags on. So why not take your mind off of things for a little bit with Hulu's series, What We Do In The Shadows. Writer Hannah Kendall gives her recommendation on pacindex.com and link in bio.

With #Election2020 underway, there's never been a more vital time to educate yourself on topics of social justice, race ...
11/03/2020

With #Election2020 underway, there's never been a more vital time to educate yourself on topics of social justice, race and privilege. Luckily, Pacific is offering a free online course for just that. Get more information on pacindex.com or link in bio.

It's #ElectionDay, Boxers! If you haven't voted yet and need some more information to make a decision, read up on what w...
11/03/2020

It's #ElectionDay, Boxers! If you haven't voted yet and need some more information to make a decision, read up on what went down during the Vice Presidential debate last month on pacindex.com or link in bio. Then go out and VOTE! Our country depends on it! #Vote2020

On Oct 20, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) played “Among Us” on a brand-new Twitch channel. More than five million peopl...
11/03/2020

On Oct 20, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) played “Among Us” on a brand-new Twitch channel. More than five million people watched. It’s time to talk about games as a force of pop culture. Read this week's Storytelling Machine on pacindex.com or link in bio.

Being sent home in early March and having to stay home for nearly 5 months allowed defensive back Koari’i Atkinson-Siolo...
11/02/2020

Being sent home in early March and having to stay home for nearly 5 months allowed defensive back Koari’i Atkinson-Sioloato to step out of his comfort zone and pick up a new hobby to keep up his training at home: crossfit. Read more at pacindex.com or link in bio.

Autumn is the best season to get out and explore, whether you’re basking in the beauty of Oregon, or relaxing in the com...
11/01/2020

Autumn is the best season to get out and explore, whether you’re basking in the beauty of Oregon, or relaxing in the comfort of your locality. Haley Berger gives some ideas for the best autumnal dates in this week's Love and Sex column on pacindex.com and link in bio.

Happy Halloween, Boxers! 🎃 The Index staff have put together a playlist of some of their favorite Halloween and horror t...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween, Boxers! 🎃 The Index staff have put together a playlist of some of their favorite Halloween and horror themed tracks to add to your celebrations for the day. Check it out and listen now on pacindex.com and through our link in bio. Muwahahaha!! 👻

Podcasts are back! Ahead of Election Day Tuesday, Prof. Enie Vaisburd joins us for our Season 2 Premiere for a discussio...
10/31/2020

Podcasts are back! Ahead of Election Day Tuesday, Prof. Enie Vaisburd joins us for our Season 2 Premiere for a discussion on her experience growing up in authoritarian Brazil and how it shaped her view on the importance of voting. Listen now on Anchor and Spotify. Link in bio.

Everyone knew school would look different during a pandemic, but lack of motivation and uncertainty hit harder than anyo...
10/30/2020

Everyone knew school would look different during a pandemic, but lack of motivation and uncertainty hit harder than anyone expected during midterms. Writer Marissa Liao checks in with students on how they're feeling now at pacindex.com or link in bio.

If you drive down Pacific Ave towards Hillsboro, you might catch Cindy Bronson holding up signs to spread the word and c...
10/29/2020

If you drive down Pacific Ave towards Hillsboro, you might catch Cindy Bronson holding up signs to spread the word and convince people to “vote him out." Read about how people are finding new ways to encourage others to vote and more in our new issue now online at pacindex.com or link in bio.

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Editor Contact Information: Ella Cutter Co-Editor-in-Chief / News Editor [email protected] Bren Swogger Co-Editor-in-Chief / Digital Editor [email protected] Isabelle Williams Opinion Editor [email protected] Grace Alexandria Student Life Editor [email protected] Joey Balleweg Sports Editor [email protected]

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