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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 | Jenn Ariza

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 11:08 am


Coming back to school after over a week of spring break can be challenging and refreshing at the same time. It is a rather difficult transition from sleeping in, being home and watching good ol' television, hanging out with high school friends and family, to waking up at a mandated time to make class on time to make sure I add the class last-minute since I did not take care of it over break. Also, coming back to the fantastic-not-homemade-slash-not-fast-food cafeteria food is not the easiest thing either.

On the other hand, the first week of the quarter is also the best week of every quarter. Students, although they do not want to admit it, are happy to see friends again because being home for a certain amount of time (even though missed awfully during the school year) can get a little "too homey-like" and getting out of the house to be with friends again is eventually needed. It is great coming back and seeing the school friends - because after all, that makes the college experience that much better. Also, the classes are not yet overly stressful, and for the first couple of days of classes, professors and teachers are still going over the syllabus and letting class out half an hour early because… why wouldn't they? One may even say it is a stress-free week, even though the studying already starts on the second day of classes (or at least should).

Deadlines for adding classes are now approaching. Students are getting more acquainted with each other in the classrooms and have even met new students that were not here in the previous quarters. Amongst friends and acquaintances, the famous question, "How was your break!?" is thrown around for about the first week and slowly gets old during that time. The talk of gathering and organizing intramural teams for some fine softball and baseball is growing more serious.

All the while the sun is shining brighter because spring is here and everyone seems to be in a better mood because of it. Winter quarters at PUC lack much of the sunshine and smiles, so there is definitely a lot of catching up to do in that sense. The blooming trees and vibrant flowers around campus also seem to brighten everyone's mood. The mentality that summer is just around the corner is also burned into everyone's mind so it is challenging trying to focus on classes, knowing that the pool is open and tanning season is upon us! Long story short, PUC is just amazing during the spring and I am sure I am not the only one on campus that would concur.

On that note, I am looking forward to a great quarter up here on the holy hill and to finish off the '08-'09 school year strong. Let the Spring Fever begin!!

Jenn Ariza
Junior Nursing Major