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Student Blogs | Aren Rennacker

Posted on February 25, 2011 at 11:32 am

A few weeks ago, it hit me. It was on a Wednesday, in fact. That was when I realized we were at the halfway point of the week, at the halfway point of the quarter, at the halfway point of the year. It was a momentous occasion. I started to think of all the ramifications—until the teacher told me to pay attention.

Being a senior, every little moment is magnified. This is the last of my four years at Pacific Union College, and while I am looking forward to receiving that frame for my diploma on June 12, I am also cherishing every second I still have here. There will be no time in life like my days as a lazy, yet driven, and fun, yet focused, college student, and I know it. I’ve even considered adding on a second major just to stay one more year. How hard could it be to learn French?

Assuming I still graduate this June, I have begun taking notice of all my PUC “lasts.” Such as this past Sunday, when I attended my last PUC banquet. Held at Yoshi’s in San Francisco, over 250 of us enjoyed a three-course meal and the amazing music of PUC alum Tad Worku. I truly appreciate the work our SA does to organize these grand events, which provide great memories as well as the appearance that us guys are giving our dates a romantic evening—when truly we just buy the $20 tickets.

I also just played my last PUC basketball game. After a tough playoff loss in Oakland this week, I had completed my fourth and final season as a Pioneer athlete. I cannot thank the school enough for having our athletic program. It brings us all together in a special way, and gave me so many friends, memories, and experiences. I hope PUC continues to support its athletic program and the participants in the years to come.

Yes, it has been interesting going through all these “lasts.” Some will be especially enjoyable, such as my final French toast stick. Some will be particularly sad, such as my final dorm room check. And some will be both sad and awesome, such as my final final. I suppose it’s just the experience of a graduating senior.

Aren Rennacker
Senior, PR/Journalism Major