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Students Serve on Navajo Reservation for Fourth Time

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Student Blogs | Aren Rennacker

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Aren Rennacker

If every week at PUC resembled the one I just experienced, I'm not sure if I would ever visit home. Don't get me wrong, I love home cooking and the feel of my own bed, but the past seven days have been full of quirky moments and memorable events. While summer break is so wonderfully close that I have begun to taste it, I wouldn't say that I am counting down the hours to June 11…just yet.

After a successful REVO event this year (raising money for the Napa Valley Food Bank), the faculty had to make good on the promises they made about what they'd do if we raised at least $5,000. The REVO "pay-up party" was held last Thursday evening, and despite its decent size, the cafeteria held a capacity crowd of anxious on-lookers. Dean Jonny Halversen sang a "vocalscape" song saturated with irony, chaplain Roy Ice shaved off his luscious locks, and academic dean Nancy Lecourt performed an unforgettable rap song titled "Angwin Paradise." The only explanation I had for how she could write such a witty rap was that she used to teach English.

Sabbath became a full day for me, as I helped out with Kidz Reach, a weekly outreach ministry. While we typically stay in the Napa Valley, we decided to take our 30 kids to the beach in San Francisco for a day of sun and sand. Personally, I found the trip both successful (bearing the cold ocean) and unsuccessful (getting a tan).

My recovery time from the beach was limited, as the long awaited SOL-ASA-KASA banquet was Sunday night. I decided to go with a sweater vest and tie combo, and I'm still mulling over my choice. Either way, it was a blast. There were musical acts, a stand-up comedian, and a hilarious video produced by the clubs. The best part was the delicious food-that is, uhh, besides my date, of course (will she read this?).

Clearly, I have been kept busy. Who said there's nothing to do on the Holy Hill? And while the next few weeks will inevitably feature much more stress and study sessions, summer break is just on the horizon. Perhaps we should start that countdown now. Only 504 hours to go…

Aren Rennacker
Sophomore Journalism Major