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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 | Ben Speegle

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 10:54 am

This last weekend provided a gallimaufry of activities on campus. With the official installation of our new president (I, too, was surprised that we can use the word “installation” for that process), Heather J. Knight, a new era began for PUC. Also, with Alumni Homecoming Weekend occurring just days after, it was a nice mesh of future and past for the whole campus.

Many of the students had a chance to catch one of the two showings of “This Adventist Life,” a presentation by our very own DAS (Dramatic Arts Society, not the Germany artikel). The play was a real treat and there are two more showings of the play this weekend.

The REVO race sounds like it went well. I found out prior to the day of the race that, contrary to popular opinion (perhaps “popular” is not the right word), contestants did not have to run barefoot to raise awareness. I probably would have participated if that had been the case. It also would have helped if the race had been held closer to my time of awakening on a Sunday morning (or early afternoon, depending on how you look at it).

I hate to beat an expired can of gluten, but the weather on the hill has been inconsistent at best and nefarious at worst. Singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards was way off when he performed the song, “Sunshine (Go Away Today).” However, if we can just maintain some perspective, I think we will be wishing for rain in about a month and a half. As I write, however, it is 40° and perspective seems overrated.

Student Week of Prayer is always a delight. Hearing stories and ideas about faith and inspiration is always great, but there is something especially smashing about hearing those same stories from your peers. This week’s lineup has been a salmagundi of individuals from different classes, majors and perspectives, all sharing towards the common theme, “From The Ground Up.”

I like all my classes, but I would like to highlight one in particular: Visual Communication and Semiotics, taught by Dr. Tammy McGuire. This class causes one to develop the habits that will surely disable one from ever looking at images in a carefree manner again, but it is amazing how much one can see when one knows what to look for. That, mixed with the fact that I have my own Statler and Waldorf (if anybody looks up even one thing as a result of reading this, I will have accomplished something) sitting directly behind me make this class a real treat.

Ben Speegle
Junior PR/Journalism Major