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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 | Bernice Tumangkeng

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Bernice Profile

Dear Mom,

It’s that time of the year again where the leaves fade to orange, necks are bundled in scarves, and hot chocolate becomes a daily fix. It rained off and on this week. The heaters are finally on in the dorms. So everyone is trying to stay comfy and warm.

This past week has been great, exciting, and busy. Where do I even start? Well, the week started off great with Fall Fest. PUC clubs gathered together in the gym and had their own booths. Just walking into the gym made my mouth drool — there were root beer floats, delicious enchiladas, cotton candy, corn dogs… Let’s just say I left with a full stomach. They also had other booths selling different things from sandals to old costumes and books. I bought two books, The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud and an old Hebrew prayer book (both in Hebrew and English), for four dollars! It was great to start off the week hanging out with friends, and just relaxing.

Tuesday rolled around and you could feel the buzz around campus. Everyone was talking about politics. It was weird…because other topics were put on stand-still for the day. All you could hear coming from students’ mouths were political names, opinions, and propositions. A lot of students trekked over to the fire station to cast their vote. Then when nighttime came students gathered around TV screens to see the outcome. Whether the students were Republican or Democrat, yes or no on prop 8, it was just good to hear people my age interested on issues and our country. At the end of the day, I feel that, even with all our differences, we are all blessed to be living in a country like America. So it was good to feel that there were a lot of people who cared about our nation’s future.

There are only a few weeks left till this quarter ends. So that means I’ll be busy studying, writing essays, and hopefully getting that grade I’ve been working so hard for this whole quarter. But don’t worry Mom — through all the busyness I still remember the advice you gave me before school started: Be nice to others, don’t be lazy, and wear you jacket. Remember, two more weeks ‘til I see your face! You have no idea how I’m counting down the days till Thanksgiving Break. I can’t wait to eat your home-cooked food, or listen to your jokes, and best of all, finally be home again. Keep me in your prayers.

Stay Warm,

Bernice Tumangkeng
Junior Nursing Major