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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.
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As we start to plan out vacations for the summer, remember there are ways to travel without endangering yourself or putt...
04/17/2021

As we start to plan out vacations for the summer, remember there are ways to travel without endangering yourself or putting others at risk. Read editor Grace Alexandria's opinion on being concious of your impact while traveling on pacindex.com and link in bio.

As we start to plan out vacations for the summer, remember there are ways to travel without endangering yourself or putting others at risk. Read editor Grace Alexandria's opinion on being concious of your impact while traveling on pacindex.com and link in bio.

For this week’s playlist, the Index staff revisit some classic cuts that take us right back to our childhood… Read and l...
04/16/2021

For this week’s playlist, the Index staff revisit some classic cuts that take us right back to our childhood… Read and listen now on pacindex.com and link in bio

For this week’s playlist, the Index staff revisit some classic cuts that take us right back to our childhood… Read and listen now on pacindex.com and link in bio

This year, the city of Austin was empty, and the entire SXSW Film Festival took place online, streaming through an on-de...
04/15/2021

This year, the city of Austin was empty, and the entire SXSW Film Festival took place online, streaming through an on-demand app. Index editor Bren Swogger was in virtual attendance, and they give us their list of standout films (including Megan Park's "The Fallout", pictured) from the fest in their review on pacindex.com and link in bio

This year, the city of Austin was empty, and the entire SXSW Film Festival took place online, streaming through an on-demand app. Index editor Bren Swogger was in virtual attendance, and they give us their list of standout films (including Megan Park's "The Fallout", pictured) from the fest in their review on pacindex.com and link in bio

When sports canceled all their seasons, Oregon Design Specialists lost their biggest income. Small businesses are the un...
04/14/2021

When sports canceled all their seasons, Oregon Design Specialists lost their biggest income. Small businesses are the underdog of the economy and have really been hurt financially by the domino effect that this pandemic has caused. Read more on how Latinx small business owners have been affected by COVID on pacindex.com and link in bio

When sports canceled all their seasons, Oregon Design Specialists lost their biggest income. Small businesses are the underdog of the economy and have really been hurt financially by the domino effect that this pandemic has caused. Read more on how Latinx small business owners have been affected by COVID on pacindex.com and link in bio

In February of 2021, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) released the 2020 report which included a let...
04/13/2021

In February of 2021, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) released the 2020 report which included a letter from Narce Rodriquez. Read writer Ashley Meza's rundown of the report on pacindex.com and link in bio

In February of 2021, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) released the 2020 report which included a letter from Narce Rodriquez. Read writer Ashley Meza's rundown of the report on pacindex.com and link in bio

Looking for somewhere to eat this weekend? Located on Yew Street is Zesti Food Carts, a new food cart location that open...
04/10/2021

Looking for somewhere to eat this weekend? Located on Yew Street is Zesti Food Carts, a new food cart location that opened in Forest Grove in October 2020, featuring different cuisines such as Mexican, Turkish, Korean and Thai. Read more on pacindex.com and link in bio.

Looking for somewhere to eat this weekend? Located on Yew Street is Zesti Food Carts, a new food cart location that opened in Forest Grove in October 2020, featuring different cuisines such as Mexican, Turkish, Korean and Thai. Read more on pacindex.com and link in bio.

Senior Jordan Zweifel rises for a spike against Lewis & Clark. Pacific's volleyball team is looking to end on a high not...
04/09/2021

Senior Jordan Zweifel rises for a spike against Lewis & Clark. Pacific's volleyball team is looking to end on a high note tonight as they face George Fox in Newberg. Read about the team's season so far in our latest issue of the Pacific Index, now online at pacindex.com and link in bio.

Senior Jordan Zweifel rises for a spike against Lewis & Clark. Pacific's volleyball team is looking to end on a high note tonight as they face George Fox in Newberg. Read about the team's season so far in our latest issue of the Pacific Index, now online at pacindex.com and link in bio.

Officer Jeff Carr started working with CPS at Pacific in 2016, and he continues to share his love for his job and the st...
04/08/2021

Officer Jeff Carr started working with CPS at Pacific in 2016, and he continues to share his love for his job and the students every day. Join writer Chandler Fleming as she chats with Officer Carr about his experience working on campus and how COVID-19 has changed the way he works. Now on pacindex.com and link in bio.

Officer Jeff Carr started working with CPS at Pacific in 2016, and he continues to share his love for his job and the students every day. Join writer Chandler Fleming as she chats with Officer Carr about his experience working on campus and how COVID-19 has changed the way he works. Now on pacindex.com and link in bio.

Though editor Grace Alexandria got her first taste of freedom living on campus last year, that freedom was quickly taken...
04/03/2021

Though editor Grace Alexandria got her first taste of freedom living on campus last year, that freedom was quickly taken when COVID hit in March. Read more on Grace's experience living at home during COVID-19 now on pacindex.com and link in bio

Though editor Grace Alexandria got her first taste of freedom living on campus last year, that freedom was quickly taken when COVID hit in March. Read more on Grace's experience living at home during COVID-19 now on pacindex.com and link in bio

It's been a long time coming, but Boxer football and basketball are officially back and ready to rock and roll! Read mor...
04/02/2021

It's been a long time coming, but Boxer football and basketball are officially back and ready to rock and roll! Read more at pacindex.com and catch the men's basketball team's game against Whitworth tomorrow at noon at Pacific. Link in bio

It's been a long time coming, but Boxer football and basketball are officially back and ready to rock and roll! Read more at pacindex.com and catch the men's basketball team's game against Whitworth tomorrow at noon at Pacific. Link in bio

Today is the last day of Women's History Month. So what were the Index staff listening to this month? We've put together...
03/31/2021

Today is the last day of Women's History Month. So what were the Index staff listening to this month? We've put together a playlist of some of our favorite women in the music industry, and you can listen now on pacindex.com and link in bio

The new normal is wearing a mask wherever you go. And if you're an athlete, that means to practice, lift, and maybe even...
03/30/2021

The new normal is wearing a mask wherever you go. And if you're an athlete, that means to practice, lift, and maybe even during games. Writer and women's soccer player Emily Rutkowski gets Pacific athletes' thoughts on mask mandates on pacindex.com and link in bio

"While I think it is good that the University is offering a course on personal finance, there are a few problems with ho...
03/29/2021

"While I think it is good that the University is offering a course on personal finance, there are a few problems with how the class is being offered." Writer Sebastian Herr lays out his feelings on Pacific's new financial literacy course on pacindex.com and link in bio

"It had been almost an entire year since I had been inside of a theater. But for the past year, I’ve been waiting ever-s...
03/29/2021

"It had been almost an entire year since I had been inside of a theater. But for the past year, I’ve been waiting ever-so-impatiently to make my way back inside." Editor Bren Swogger celebrates the lost and found magic of the movie theater on pacindex.com & link in bio

On March 22, 2021, basketball legend Elgin Baylor passed away at 86. Before Baylor was an NBA superstar, he was a freshm...
03/27/2021

On March 22, 2021, basketball legend Elgin Baylor passed away at 86. Before Baylor was an NBA superstar, he was a freshman basketball player at the College of Idaho, and even faced the Boxers in a 1955 two game series. Read all about it on pacindex.com and link in bio

Pacific Golf is back on the course! Catch the men and women’s next tournament this weekend when they compete at the NWC ...
03/26/2021

Pacific Golf is back on the course! Catch the men and women’s next tournament this weekend when they compete at the NWC Fall Classic at the Reserve Vineyard in Aloha, OR. Read more at pacindex.com and link in bio

With presentations from three renowned West African journalists, students were able to hear from reporters and learn abo...
03/26/2021

With presentations from three renowned West African journalists, students were able to hear from reporters and learn about what reporting looks like in a culture different from our own. Read about our West Africa Speaker Series on pacindex.com and link in bio

ACE Board has been hard at work bringing both virtual and in-person entertainment to Pacific students, such as tonight's...
03/24/2021

ACE Board has been hard at work bringing both virtual and in-person entertainment to Pacific students, such as tonight's in-person screening of "The Wind Rises." Read Isabelle William's review of ACE Board's hybrid open mic night on pacindex.com and link in bio

The class of 2021 will still have their opportunity to walk the stage and receive their degrees, but without an audience...
03/24/2021

The class of 2021 will still have their opportunity to walk the stage and receive their degrees, but without an audience. Get all the latest information on the 2021 virtual commencement on pacindex.com and link in bio.

We're officially in the middle of spring break! So what is our Boxer fam up to this week? Ahead of the break, writer Kal...
03/23/2021

We're officially in the middle of spring break! So what is our Boxer fam up to this week? Ahead of the break, writer Kaleb Makimoto checked in with Pacific students and professors on their plans for spring break. Read now at pacindex.com and link in bio

Join writer Kaleb Makimoto for a conversation with Pacific University's Dr. Keya Mitra in this week's episode of the Ind...
03/19/2021

Join writer Kaleb Makimoto for a conversation with Pacific University's Dr. Keya Mitra in this week's episode of the Index Podcast. Listen now on Spotify and Anchor.fm. Link in bio.

Assistant volleyball coach Savannah Cox will be Pacific’s interim Sports Information Director after Mike Smith resigned ...
03/19/2021

Assistant volleyball coach Savannah Cox will be Pacific’s interim Sports Information Director after Mike Smith resigned earlier this month. Read this and more in the new issue of The Pacific Index. Online now at pacindex.com and link in bio

With Measure 109. Oregon's created a program that can serve psilocybin products to people 21 years or older for therapeu...
03/19/2021

With Measure 109. Oregon's created a program that can serve psilocybin products to people 21 years or older for therapeutic purposes. Writer Ashley Meza explores how microdosing ‘shrooms might become the new trend on pacindex.com and link in bio

After a year of virtual life and quarantine, have students finally gotten the hang of things? Writer Ashley Meza checks ...
03/17/2021

After a year of virtual life and quarantine, have students finally gotten the hang of things? Writer Ashley Meza checks in with students on hitting the COVID wall at pacindex.com and link in bio

BREAKING: A major fire broke out at Cornelius’s Thunderbolt Racing Fuel at around 1:30 today, spreading quickly to an et...
03/17/2021

BREAKING: A major fire broke out at Cornelius’s Thunderbolt Racing Fuel at around 1:30 today, spreading quickly to an ethanol fuel facility in the same building complex and sparking minor explosions 3 miles away from campus. Read more at pacindex.com and link in bio

On February 4, the Undergraduate Student Senate launched a Boxer Discord server for students with hopes that this platfo...
03/17/2021

On February 4, the Undergraduate Student Senate launched a Boxer Discord server for students with hopes that this platform can be used to announce and host events, as well as connect students. Read more about the brand new Boxercord on pacindex.com and link in bio

03/16/2021

BREAKING NEWS: On Sunday night, a drunk driver crashed into the Clark Resident Hall on the Forest Grove campus. This is a developing story. Read more on pacindex.com and link in bio

The incoming class of 2024 didn’t get to experience the thrills of all the activities that Outdoor Pursuits had planned,...
03/16/2021

The incoming class of 2024 didn’t get to experience the thrills of all the activities that Outdoor Pursuits had planned, but with the school year nearing its end, OP has announced a makeup Voyage for those who missed out. Read on at pacindex.com and link in bio

Have some time to kill this weekend? Let writer Quint Iverson recommend "Rhythm Doctor," 7th Beat Games’ new rhythm game...
03/12/2021

Have some time to kill this weekend? Let writer Quint Iverson recommend "Rhythm Doctor," 7th Beat Games’ new rhythm game for PC, available now in early access on Steam. Read Quint's review on pacindex.com and link in bio

Follow a series of revolutions revolving around s*x, love, and identity in Pacific's spring production of REVOLT. SHE SA...
03/12/2021

Follow a series of revolutions revolving around s*x, love, and identity in Pacific's spring production of REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. opening tomorrow at 7:30 and running through Sunday. Read more and find out how to get tickets at pacindex.com and link in bio

Last month, Oregon was hit by massive ice storms, causing wide-spread power outages in cities across the state. Editors ...
03/11/2021

Last month, Oregon was hit by massive ice storms, causing wide-spread power outages in cities across the state. Editors Bren Swogger, Grace Alexandria, and Professor Keya Mitra give their personal accounts of how the storm affected them at pacindex.com and link in bio

Freshmen living in Walter Hall on campus are still facing strict COVID-19 protocols and having difficulty building inter...
03/10/2021

Freshmen living in Walter Hall on campus are still facing strict COVID-19 protocols and having difficulty building interpersonal connections, despite the recent improvement of the Washington County health risk. Read more at pacindex.com and link in bio

The experience in Greek Life for students in both this spring and last fall has been a rough journey for all chapters. W...
03/10/2021

The experience in Greek Life for students in both this spring and last fall has been a rough journey for all chapters. Writer Kaleb Makimoto talks to Pacific's Greek Life leaders on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them. Read more at pacindex.com and link in bio

February was Black History Month, and Pacific’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion worked with the Student Multi...
03/09/2021

February was Black History Month, and Pacific’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion worked with the Student Multicultural Center to bring students programs to teach, commemorate, and honor Black Excellence all month long. Read more at pacindex.com & link in bio

This week on the Pacific Index Podcast: join writer Emily Rutkowski and Pacific women’s basketball player Rilee Price fo...
03/05/2021

This week on the Pacific Index Podcast: join writer Emily Rutkowski and Pacific women’s basketball player Rilee Price for a dive into Rilee's experience with COVID-19 and the protocols and quarantine requirements she faced as a student-athlete. Listen now through the 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 ba[email protected]

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