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Angwin to Angwish Run Continues Revival

On October 26, runners of all ages and abilities will enjoy the fun and challenge of Angwin to Angwish, Pacific Union College’s annual trail run in the heart of the Napa Valley.

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Pioneers Athletics Start Season Strong

Four of the six Pioneers athletic teams—women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, and the men and women cross country team—began their seasons this fall, representing PUC with their promising talent at both home and away games.

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Convocation Features Pioneering Surgeon Leonard Bailey

PUC’s student body, from excited freshmen to seasoned seniors, packed into the PUC Church on September 25 to attend the first gathering of fall quarter’s Colloquy Speaker Series.

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Student Blogs | Alyssa Zima

Posted on January 30, 2009 at 11:55 am

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This week has quite possibly been the freest week that I've ever experienced at PUC. After last week's three major tests, this week is leaving me super free. I didn't even have homework to do this weekend, much to the chagrin of my roommate, who has all of her tests this week. Hopefully, teachers will give me something to do before she goes crazy with my relative boredom, which can be contagious.

Probably you didn't want to hear that I'm becoming slightly bored, though. I can pretty much guarantee that that's not why you sent me here! In reality, there are lots of things that are keeping me busy. Being a lab teaching assistant is one of the joys of this quarter. It's a good way to meet incoming freshmen, and it's pretty fun watching the students react to the stresses of biology tests.

Oh! This past week, I attended the first basketball game of my life! The men's Falcons of PUC Prep played against the men's Mighty Cypress team of Monterey Bay Academy, and won. Even though it was a high school game, the auditorium was crammed with college students and faculty, who were eager to support their young players. It was a surprisingly interesting experience - and I really can't wait to go to another game!

Winter Revival just passed, and personally, it was the most stirring Week of Prayer that has happened in the past two and a half years. The topic was 10 Minutes to Live, and throughout the four-day revival, 12 faculty members shared what they would express in their last 10 minutes of life. Something about having faculty members that I personally knew, sharing from their hearts, made the various messages touch a special chord in my heart. The topic has certainly started me thinking about what I would say in the last few moments of my life. One thing is for sure. I would tell all my family that I love and miss them.

Alyssa Zima
Junior Biology Major