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The Pacific Index Podcast

The Pacific Index Podcast

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Join editors and writers of the Pacific Index as they talk with Pacific University students, faculty, and community members about the latest news from on and off campus.
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Narce Rodriguez
Pacific Index writer Ashley Meza interviews Narce Rodriguez about the 2020 OEDI Report on this week's episode. Join these two women in a conversation about the university's efforts towards equity, diversity, and inclusion, while also discussing what improvements have been made, and the history of Pacific University. Music by Wataboi from Pixabay. Recorded 03/15/2021 and edited by Ashley Meza. The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by The College of Business at Pacific University, the Pacific University Department of Theater and Dance, and Anchor.fm. For more information and links to our sponsor’s website, please visit pacindex.com/sponsors.
23:50
May 6, 2021
The Binder Sisters
This week on the Pacific Index Podcast, writer Rustin Williams talks with Boxer women’s tennis players, sisters Cassidy and Sydnie Binder about what drew them to the sport, what brought them to Pacific, and the ups and downs of competing together and against each other… all while their mom is the coach. The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by The College of Business at Pacific University, the Pacific University Department of Theater and Dance, and Anchor.fm. For more information and links to our sponsor’s website, please visit pacindex.com/sponsors. Edited by Bren Swogger. Music by Wataboi from Pixabay.
10:11
April 30, 2021
Pacific's New Majors
Pacific Index writer Rush Williams interviews Mike Geraci and Rebecca Concepcion on Pacific's brand new major programs. The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by The College of Business at Pacific University, the Pacific University Department of Theater and Dance, and Anchor.fm. For more information and links to our sponsor’s website, please visit pacindex.com/sponsors. Edited by Bren Swogger. Music by Wataboi from Pixabay.
13:00
April 22, 2021
Officer Jeff Carr
In this week’s episode of the Pacific Index Podcast, writer Chandler Fleming joins CPS Officer Jeff Carr outside the UC on campus to talk about Carr’s experience working on campus, making connections with students, and how COVID-19 has changed the way he works.  The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by The College of Business at Pacific University, the Pacific University Department of Theater and Dance, and Anchor.fm. For more information and links to our sponsor’s website, please visit pacindex.com/sponsors. Recorded 04/05/2021 and edited by Bren Swogger. Music by Wataboi from Pixabay. 
11:19
April 7, 2021
Dr. Keya Mitra
Join Index writer Kaleb Makimoto and professor of creative writing and post-colonial literature at Pacific University Dr. Keya Mitra as Kaleb talks to Dr. Mitra about her background in writing, and the challenges she’s overcome in her life to get to where she is now in her career. Music by Wataboi from Pixabay. Recorded 03/12/2021 and edited by Bren Swogger. The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by Pacific University Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Business at Pacific University, and Anchor.FM. Read more at pacindex.com.
21:29
March 19, 2021
Rilee Price
For this week’s episode of the Pacific Index Podcast, you’re invited into a conversation between Index writer Emily Rutkowski and Pacific women’s basketball player, sophomore Rilee Price, on Rilee’s experience having COVID-19 over the winter break, and the protocols and quarantine requirements she faced as a student-athlete. Music by Wataboi from Pixabay. Recorded 02/18/2021 and edited by Bren Swogger. The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by Pacific University Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Business at Pacific University, and Anchor.FM. Read more at pacindex.com.
12:22
March 5, 2021
The Sundance Kids
Tonight, we’re talking films. Join Pacific Index editor Bren Swogger, along with Pacific students Morgan Stone, Griffin Stone, Abby Weinman, and Cassidy Inman for a conversation on movies, the Sundance Film Festival, how films have changed due to COVID, and the challenges students in the film department are facing in this ongoing, seemingly never-ending “unprecedented time.” Music by Wataboi from Pixabay. Recorded 02/05/2021 and edited by Bren Swogger. The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by Pacific University Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Business at Pacific University, and Anchor.FM. Read more at pacindex.com.
53:37
February 18, 2021
Dr. Jeff Seward
For our first episode of 2021, we’re invited into a conversation with Pacific Index writer Sebastian Herr and professor of politics and government at Pacific University Dr. Jeff Seward as they give insights into the changing of the GOP, the deep division that has been stoked within our country, and the devastating effects this can have on our democracy. Recorded 11/24/2020 and edited by Bren Swogger. The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by Pacific University Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Business at Pacific University, and Anchor.fm. Read more at pacindex.com.
21:52
February 5, 2021
Women in 2020 with Grace Alexandria, Isabelle Williams and Chandler Fleming
Join Student Life Editor Grace Alexandria, Opinion Editor Isabelle Williams, and Writer Chandler Fleming for a conversation about what it's like to be a woman in a time of such uncertainty and challenge. Podcast recorded 10/29/2020 and edited by Bren Swogger. The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by Pacific University Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Business at Pacific University, and Anchor.fm. Read more at pacindex.com.
28:01
November 12, 2020
The Importance of Voting with Enie Vaisburd
Ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election Day, Pacific Index Co-Editor-in-Chief and Digital Editor Bren Swogger sits down for a Zoom conversation with Pacific University Media Arts and Film Professor Enie Vaisburd on her background growing up in an authoritarian Brazil, and how her experiences have shaped her view of the importance of voting. Podcast recorded by Bren Swogger on 10/23/2020 and edited by Quint Iverson. The Pacific Index Podcast is sponsored by Pacific University Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Business at Pacific University, and Anchor.fm. Read more at pacindex.com.
27:34
October 30, 2020
End of the Year Check In
With spring semester officially over, Pacific Index student life editor Brendan Swogger, digital editor Quint Iverson, editor-in-chief Hannah Kendel, and writer Grace Perrine reflect on the year, talk about shifting the Index to its new online format, and look ahead to what the future may hold for the next school year. Recorded via Zoom on April 29, 2020. Watch the video version of this podcast on the Pacific Index YouTube channel.
20:00
May 15, 2020
Jenna Hoiland
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.
09:01
April 22, 2020
Grace Perrine
In the Pacific Index's first podcast episode, student life editor Brendan Swogger talks with Freshman Grace Perrine about the COVID-19 pandemic, her experience being the first person to leave campus ahead of the school's move to online classes, and how she's coping with life under quarantine (lots of Animal Crossing).
27:06
April 11, 2020