Posted on November 13, 2009 at 10:58 am
I’ve reached the point in Fall Quarter where all that gets me through is endurance. I have a bit of extra motivation this year, though, being that I graduate in June. I haven’t yet been hit by the infamous senioritis, but instead find myself more motivated, knowing that I only have a few months of college left.
Recently I spent a Sunday in San Francisco. I joined a friend who commutes there once a week from Angwin to work for a small documentary film company. He got the job as an internship through the Film and Television program here at PUC. He showed me around the office, explaining to me the process of filmmaking. His company has produced several documentaries for National Geographic, PBS, and Apple. We spent the afternoon working, me on my homework, and he on digitizing film.
Last week was particularly busy since on the weekend I attended the yearly Adventist Forum conference that this year was held in Monterey. What took most of my time was preparing my research project for my excellent Civil War & Reconstruction class. I’m writing on Northern religious interpretations of the war. I’m particularly interested in how the religious rhetoric during the Civil War continues to influence American perspectives on war today.
I’m looking forward to next quarter since I’ll have a much lighter load. I’ll be concentrating my time on my history and honors theses. But I don’t mind being busy. This is my last year in college, so I’m trying to take advantage of it as best I can. I’ve made a list of things I want to do before I leave PUC. It includes visiting the Redwood forests, riding the roller coasters at Six Flags Marine World, and eating at Chez Panisse in Berkeley.
My time at PUC has been memorable. I spent my freshman year at PUC. And though I attended other schools during my college years, I decided to come back and finish here in Angwin. PUC has helped me understand myself–as an Adventist, as a student, and as an individual–more than other place I’ve been. I know I’ll look on my time here with fond memories and sincere gratitude.
Senior History and French Major
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