Benching the bench

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After controversial graffiti, the university struggles with unregulated free speech     On the morning of November 15, Pacific University students awoke to the Spirit Bench sprayed in Palestine’s red, green and white colors, circled by sliced watermelon, with “Free Palestine” written … Continued

Looking Past the Past

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Before kickoff at football games and university events, the land our university resides on is acknowledged to be native land. But are we telling the true Native American history in Forest Grove?    Before many events at Pacific University, students and … Continued

Beautifully Human

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Kathlene Postma, a professor of Creative Writing and Literature, shares her powerful story about surviving breast cancer.    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Index wanted to do more than spread awareness.. We wanted to be truthful and honest. To … Continued