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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 | Janna Vassantachart

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 10:43 am

Janna Vassantachart

It is definitely spring quarter. The treadmills are rolling, and the bricks strain the pulleys in the weight room. It seems as if everyone is toning up for summer. I even joined jogging class to fulfill my aerobic credit. I figured it was spring, and the only moisture I'd run into would be the sparkling, morning dew. But, with the April showers, we followed Coach Paulson's (one of the exercise science professors) instructions to "just look at the rain as a warm-up to your [our] shower."

Easter has arrived. Bright blue Peeps line the café shelves, and Smooth and Melty mints are packaged at the checkout (yum!). This year, I celebrated Easter a little differently. I was requested as a flautist to participate in the St. Helena Presbyterian church service for Maundy Thursday. Along with Mrs. Rasmussen (music professor) on keyboard, we accompanied an elderly choir. The experience was an eye-opener to all the intriguing rituals. The church placed great emphasis on Easter and brought it to the level of Christmas, something I don't often do. The congregation seriously contemplated Jesus' night of trial and pain, his death, and would come back on Sunday to celebrate His resurrection. The somber service was a way for Mrs. Rasmussen and me to share our talents, friendship and faith.

On a lighter note, KidzReach was held on campus this past Sabbath. Around fifteen students gave up warm beds to buddy up with bundles of energy at nine in the morning (early!). But, it was more than worth it to see their bright, round faces. We gave piggy-backs, taught lessons, carved soap, and traded smiles. Their squeals of joy and spontaneous hugs would have melted even Pharaoh's heart. The ministry was a great way to rejuvenate and reach out to families.

God granted us a sunny Sabbath to play with the kids, and a beautiful backdrop. As a Southern California girl, I've probably only seen this many colors on vacations. Daffodils line the sidewalks, and bushes bursting with flowers scatter petals on the path. There also seems to be every possible shade of green. Mom and Dad always did remind me to look at greens to relax my eyes while studying. So, I guess that means I can study more now, which is probably a good thing since trimesters start this week.

Okay… I'll get back to studying.

Janna Vassantachart
Freshman Pre-medicine & PR/Journalism Major