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For more than 100 years, Boxer has represented the spirit of Pacific University. What does that spirit mean to students today?
Boxer is back. That is a central fact about which we can agree. Almost everything else in the tangled story about a mythical Chinese creature is a web of folklore, curious hiding places and campus bragging rights. Even the people best acquainted with the Boxer tradition get foggy about some of the details.
Boxer III with artist Pat Costello
Boxer I and Boxer II have been absent from campus for years, but Boxer III was unveiled during 2018 Homecoming festivities.
Wax mold of Boxer III statue
A grassroots fundraising initiative, funded entirely through gifts by alumni, students and friends of Pacific, has resulted in the creation of a new statue of Pacific’s beloved mascot almost five decades after the original Boxer went missing.
Boxer, a bronze Chinese statue of a dragon-like creature, ruled campus for decades before disappearing.
Local historian Ken Bilderback and Pacific University Archives shed light on Boxer's history as Pacific University's mascot.
Before Boxer was Badger. In the 1960s, when students voted to change the mascot, they said goodbye to their longtime representative.
Just what is Boxer? Take a crash course in Pacific's mascot lore.
Congratulations Boxer Nation! Pacific University has earned the title of Portland's Best Sports Logo in PortlandSports.com's online competition.
The pieces we have of Boxer — a foot, ear and the tail — have been reunited to create a permanent display. The Boxer display is located in the lobby of the Forest Grove Campus Library.

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