A mere decade ago…

Pacific welcomes back the class of 2004 for their 10-year reunion. Here is a look at how life was just 10 years ago:
– During the fall semester of 2003, The Pacifican printed its first issue under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Murphy and faculty advisor Professor Qingwen Dong.
– In January, the philosophy honor society Phi Sigma Tau was reinstated at Pacific.
– Stockton finished the 16-plex City Centre Cinema as its latest modification to revive downtown.
– The 2004 Grammy nominees included Fountains of Wayne for Best New Artist, Justin Timberlake for Best Album of the Year and Lil’ Kim’s “Magic Stick” for Best Rap Performance.
– On Feb. 19, Pacific men’s basketball made its biggest victory in seven years by beating nationally ranked Utah State.
– On Feb. 24, master violinist Lesa Terry performed a free concert at 7:30 p.m. with the Brubeck Jazz Sextet in Faye Spanos Concert Hall.
– Former Toronto Blue Jay All-Star Ed Sprague is announced as Pacific baseball’s new coach.

– On March 27, Pacific held the third annual Women’s Leadership Conference in the Pacific Theatre.
– On March 31, the Pacific College Republicans held a forum featuring Stockton Mayor and Republican state senatorial candidate, Gary Podesto.
– On April 1, South African archbishop, peace activist and recipient of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Desmond Tutu arrived as a guest speaker in the Alex G. Spanos Center.
– On April 1-8, Pacific hosted the eight-day long Brubeck Festival to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the approval of the Civil Rights Act, and to honor Dave and Iola Brubeck for their service towards social justice.
– On Oct. 25, vice-presidential candidate Peter Camejo visited Pacific to speak about labor rights, affordable healthcare and the peace and protection of the environment.
– In November, Chief Justice William H. Rehnguist is diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
– On Nov. 3, John Kerry concedes the presidency to George W. Bush.
– On Dec. 2, the case for medical marijuana reaches the Supreme Court.