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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 both in print and online. Our newly redesigned website has launched, check it out at www.pacindex.com
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05/15/2020

In the midst of finals week, Pacific Index staff members checked in via Zoom to reflect on the past year and look ahead to what the future may hold. Watch the full video version of this week’s Index Podcast on YouTube or listen on Spotify. Link to both in bio.

The bulletin board at the UC—like the campus itself—is looking pretty empty these days. Pacific, though, hopes that some...
05/08/2020

The bulletin board at the UC—like the campus itself—is looking pretty empty these days. Pacific, though, hopes that some life can return to the Grove in August. Read about how Pacific is planning for fall term in our last issue of the year—online now! Link in bio.

In the face of the COVID pandemic, many local businesses were forced to close their doors to protect the health of the p...
04/28/2020

In the face of the COVID pandemic, many local businesses were forced to close their doors to protect the health of the public. Though times may be tough, many small businesses are working hard to find creative ways to continue serving the public. Read about two small businesses in Oregon City and their experience adapting with COVID in the Index. Link in bio.

After the COVID shutdown, our writer Ryan Vortisch moved back home to Sparks, Nevada and has been sharing a room with hi...
04/24/2020

After the COVID shutdown, our writer Ryan Vortisch moved back home to Sparks, Nevada and has been sharing a room with his 8-year-old sister, Emmy, who has an incredible talent for destroying a perfectly cleaned room and leaving slime puddles everywhere. Read about this and more in the newest issue of The Index now. Link in bio.

In our second podcast, Index sports editor Aidan Lannom speaks with Senior athlete Jenna Hoiland about her experience be...
04/23/2020

In our second podcast, Index sports editor Aidan Lannom speaks with Senior athlete Jenna Hoiland about her experience being the first Boxer to qualify for the NCAA indoor track and field championships, and the unfortunate cancellation of the competition due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Now streaming on Spotify and Anchor.fm. Link in bio.

The Index has a new column! Pacific students Haley Berger and Killian Lynch present Love in 2020, the Pacific Index’s fi...
04/22/2020

The Index has a new column! Pacific students Haley Berger and Killian Lynch present Love in 2020, the Pacific Index’s first love and sex column. Read the first column now on the Index website (link in bio) and watch for the next coming this week. For questions or suggestions for future column topics, DM us on Instagram or email [email protected]

Pacific sophomore Annie Doughty is just one of many students tackling social distancing. She’s enjoyed tie-dying matchin...
04/15/2020

Pacific sophomore Annie Doughty is just one of many students tackling social distancing. She’s enjoyed tie-dying matching outfits for herself and her dog, Britney Spears. Read about how other Pacific students have been staying sane as they continue to face life under quarantine. Link in bio.

This week brings many students into the middle of their advising periods for summer and fall term classes. With all advi...
04/13/2020

This week brings many students into the middle of their advising periods for summer and fall term classes. With all advising going remote in the face of COVID shutdowns, it might be worth knowing what’s needed to prep for you advising appointments. The student advising center is here to help. Read our guide to remote advising now on pacindex.com. Link in bio.

We’re so excited to announce The Pacific Index Podcast! For our first episode, student life editor Brendan Swogger talke...
04/11/2020

We’re so excited to announce The Pacific Index Podcast! For our first episode, student life editor Brendan Swogger talked with Freshman Grace Perrine about COVID-19, leaving campus, and how she's coping with quarantine (lots of Animal Crossing). You can listen now on Anchor and Spotify! The link is in our bio.

This weekend’s Lū`au is just one of many campus events that have been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19...
04/10/2020

This weekend’s Lū`au is just one of many campus events that have been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. See a list of more events that have been affected by these shutdowns through our link in bio. Stories from this week’s issue are soon to come to our website. Visit pacindex.com and keep up on our socials for more.

Spring semester is officially back in session while Oregon faces a continuous lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Was...
04/01/2020

Spring semester is officially back in session while Oregon faces a continuous lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Washington County, home of Pacific’s campus, is currently leading in Coronavirus cases in Oregon, with 185 confirmed as of March 31. Find more information on the situation in Washington County and Oregon through our link in bio.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE INDEX: We know this is a difficult time for everyone, but we at the Index are dedicated to keep...
03/25/2020

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE INDEX: We know this is a difficult time for everyone, but we at the Index are dedicated to keeping you in touch with the news from campus and the latest on the student body, wherever they may be. For the rest of the year, our stories will be posted exclusively online.

If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, the Student Health Center has given some advice on how to cope with these constantly changing circumstances. Read on through our link in bio, and find more stories from this week’s issue at pacindex.com

03/14/2020

BREAKING: Friday the 13th was officially the last day of in-person classes on the Forest Grove campus as an announcement came late in the day that classes in the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education have been cancelled for the week of March 16th. Classes will resume following an extended spring break April 1st online only. For more information, visit pacificu.edu/coronavirus

UPDATE: Early Friday morning, President Leslie Hallick sent out an email officially announcing Pacific University’s plan...
03/13/2020

UPDATE: Early Friday morning, President Leslie Hallick sent out an email officially announcing Pacific University’s plan of action against COVID-19. The week of March 16th will continue as normal. Spring break will be extended by two days until March 31st. Starting April 1st, all Forest Grove university courses will be online-only for the remainder of spring term. Students who wish to remain on campus can do so, and those who wish to leave campus will have the option to complete the rest of the year remotely. For more information, visit pacificu.edu/coronavirus

BREAKING NEWS: Pacific University faculty are urgently preparing to teach their courses online in the event the university must cancel in-person courses. Pacific has canceled all short term travel courses, affecting about 80 students. Get the latest on the Coronavirus outbreak through our link in bio and at pacindex.com

BREAKING NEWS: Pacific University faculty are urgently preparing to teach their courses online in the event the universi...
03/12/2020

BREAKING NEWS: Pacific University faculty are urgently preparing to teach their courses online in the event the university must cancel in-person courses. Pacific has canceled all short term travel courses, affecting about 80 students. Get the latest on the Coronavirus outbreak through our link in bio and at pacindex.com

The Center for Gender Equity held its much anticipated Human Body Canvas event on February 21 with the theme “Art of the...
03/10/2020

The Center for Gender Equity held its much anticipated Human Body Canvas event on February 21 with the theme “Art of the Sublime,” a tribute to all things divine and otherworldly reflected onto the diverse bodies of Pacific students.

Read more through the link in our bio!

BREAKING NEWS: Pacific University had confirmed that a student from the Forest Grove campus has self-quarantined after c...
03/05/2020

BREAKING NEWS: Pacific University had confirmed that a student from the Forest Grove campus has self-quarantined after contact with a coronavirus patient.

Read all about it in this week’s issue of the Index on campus now!

02/28/2020

Students Alex Foley (first) and Lily McIlvenna (second), both film and video majors, roast marshmallows to make s’mores at a sunny recruiting event for Pacific University's Outdoor Pursuits program.

What once was a jumble of construction is now a clean and sleek student life hub on the third floor of Clark Hall. Pacif...
02/26/2020

What once was a jumble of construction is now a clean and sleek student life hub on the third floor of Clark Hall. Pacific's Center for Gender Equity ran an event, pictured, to celebrate the changes in early February. Read about the changes in the most recent Index or via our Instagram bio.
#pacindex #lifeatpacific #pacificuniversity #pacificu #collegelife #collegejournalism

Check out the most recent issue of the Index online or wherever you find the paper--or read our front-page story on tran...
02/25/2020

Check out the most recent issue of the Index online or wherever you find the paper--or read our front-page story on transparency on campus using the link in our Instagram bio!
#pacindex #pacificuniversity #pacificu #newissue #collegejournalism #goboxers

Looking for some adventure early on in this semester? The Outdoor Pursuits summit series will kick off February 17. Lear...
02/15/2020

Looking for some adventure early on in this semester? The Outdoor Pursuits summit series will kick off February 17. Learn everything from snow and ice travel, to how to use an ice pick, even to avalanche safety and rescue. This years expeditions will be led by senior Sam Anderson, pictured.
#pacificuniversity #pacindex #mountaineering #lifeatpacific #pacificu #outdoorpursuits

Wondering about the theft of Boxer III over Winter Break? Read about it and more in the new Index, out now wherever you ...
02/07/2020

Wondering about the theft of Boxer III over Winter Break? Read about it and more in the new Index, out now wherever you find the paper!
#pacindex #pacificu #goboxers #pacificuniversity #studentjournalism #newissueoutnow

Elections are months away. The McCall Center is preparing now. Meet the College Republicans. Director of Civic Engagemen...
02/04/2020

Elections are months away. The McCall Center is preparing now. Meet the College Republicans. Director of Civic Engagement Stephanie Stokamer, pictured, discusses why C.C.E is starting the club in this Thursday’s new Index.
#pacificu #pacindex #lifeatpacific #collegerepublicans #pacificuniversity #pacificuniversity

11/04/2019
Al dente: Pacific freshman and top "Smash Bros." player

Sorry for the long hiatus without any updates! There's new admins--we're working on getting our digital presence back up to speed. You should see more consistent posts in the near future! For now, here's our first and most recent video feature:
Jonah Greenberg, according to himself and his teammates, is one of the top 25 "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" players in the state of Oregon.
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Video and narration by Quint Iverson
Music "Hot Chip" by Podington Bear (soundofpicture.com)
Tournament footage provided by Team Unity
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10/31/2019

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10/31/2019

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09/13/2017
Boxercast 9:13:17

Check out today's quick campus news recap on Boxercast!

https://youtu.be/f0D0yYp98yo

The third installment of Boxercast in the fall semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Brought to you by the Pacific Index

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