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Eboo Patel: Build Bridges of Understanding

On January 9, Pacific Union College hosted Dr. Eboo Patel for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance installment of the Colloquy Speakers Series.

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Students Serve on Navajo Reservation for Fourth Time

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PUC Mobile App Wins Award

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Student Blogs | Aren Rennacker

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm

A wise man once said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Had that man actually existed, he would have fit right in at PUC. It's been a hectic first few weeks of the quarter, with more things happening than I can count. In addition to new classes, I've been going to the gym each day, preparing for a summer mission trip, and working ten hours a week at my new internship. I is tired.

Last weekend, we enjoyed another batch of high school students visiting the campus, most of them from out-of-state. With wide eyes and dropped jaws, they marveled at the beautiful scenery and lack of cell phone service. College Days means three things for PUC: the chance to flex the its muscles, the opportunity to persuade potential students, and, for once, our trays in the cafeteria get some use.

Fortunately, the high schoolers were able to experience Jamnesty, a small benefit concert put on by the PUC chapter of Amnesty International. In addition to the pivotal messages given at the event, a group of students performed some incredible songs. I am continually blown away by the amount of musical talent this school exhibits—though it has yet to tap into my skills on the didgeridoo.

A highlight of this week was Open Dorm for the men’s residence halls, the quarterly night when we welcome the women to our rooms. While few of us greet the girls with delicate scents and baked goods, as they do during their Open Dorm, we play good hosts by actually cleaning up and allowing them to (try to) play our video games. It was a lot of fun, and hopefully they’ll return the favor by opening up their dorm to us in a few weeks.

I failed to get to spring intramurals, the Napa Valley Dirt Classic, or the momentous inauguration of our school’s new president—but I’m sure you can read plenty about those elsewhere. This week has been another conglomeration of fun, stress, and hard work, and it all just reminds me that life truly is like a box of chocolates.

Great, now I want some chocolate.

Aren Rennacker
Junior, PR/Journalism Major