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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 | Jonathan Cook

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

It is hard to believe that this is the last quarter of my junior year at Pacific Union College.

During this time of year, there are many students running around campus, frantically finishing up junior/senior projects, theses, and recitals. I can certainly attest to this, seeing that my junior piano recital is this Saturday evening. The last several weeks have been a constant balancing act between studying, work, practice, eating, practice, sleep, and practice yet again.

A lot is happening on campus before the year’s end. This weekend marks the premiere of artist in residence Mei Ann Teo’s final theatre production at PUC - My Alice. In addition to the theatrical production, several clubs and student organizations are hosting banquets in the Bay Area, which include the Asian Student Association banquet, the Korean Adventist Student Association banquet, and the upcoming tri-club banquet hosted by the Student Organization of Latinos, Mabuhay Filipino Club, and Musical Arts Symposium. The latter has kept me involved in planning various aspects of the banquet, as I am the president of MAS. This is a busy time for me.

At times I feel overwhelmed by the mounting obligations that sneak up at the last moment, yet somehow I enjoy the chaos of this colossal whirlwind that we call higher education. As the quarter nears an end, it will be time to say goodbye to friends and professors, marking the beginning of that favorite time of year: summer. I am particularly excited about this seemingly distant time. I know that during the summer I will be away from PUC long enough to begin missing it, only to return to our verdant campus with a revitalized ambition, or as Maestro Asher Raboy would say, “starting from the left edge!”

Jonathan Cook
Junior, Music Major with an Emphasis in Piano, Pre-Law