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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 | Larry Pena

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

Wow, here it comes…the beginning of what I hope is finally my last year of college.

I seem to be doing this whole thing backwards. Most of my classmates this year don't have a wife or a little girl at home to think about while they're taking notes or studying or working on homework. Not to mention the fact that most of my core communication classes are already done and my remaining classes consist mostly of generals - like general chemistry, for example. Dude, I haven't taken a science class in years.

The campus has been bustling this week with all the students returning to Angwin. It's kind of startling after the long quiet summer on campus, but it's also kind of nice to be relieved of the sense of living in a ghost town. It's especially fun to watch the new freshmen run around all nervous and excited. The staff and faculty helped them move into the dorms last week. I wish someone had done that for me when I was in the dorms.

I transferred to PUC in the middle of last year, so the school is still pretty new to me. I was excited to go to my first Welcome Back party on Sunday, but unfortunately I forgot all about it! My friends that went all had a good time seeing everyone again. I got caught up building a new desk for the spare room of our apartment in Brookside Court. So I missed the festivities, but at least I now have a well-crafted workspace for my studies.

Classes this week have been pretty easy so far, mostly consisting of class introductions and syllabus overviews. That's one of the things I dig about college - usually they give you the first few days to ease back into class and get your bearings. But I did have my first quiz, and homework assignments due this week in chemistry and statistics. So it's time to get down to business.

Wish me luck this quarter. With a little work and a lot of help from my family, this should be the beginning of the end.

Larry Pena
Super-Senior Communication Major