Posted on April 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm
It’s hard to believe the last quarter of my undergraduate education has officially begun. In about three months, my name will appear: “Katelynn Christensen, B.S.”—a goal I’ve apparently been working towards since kindergarten.
My years at PUC have flown by, just as people warned they would. It feels like just last week that I first moved into Andre Hall to embark on a journey of spiritual, intellectual and social transformation. I am a very different person today than I was as a 17-year old college newbie, thanks to professors, friends and advisors who inspired, encouraged, challenged and connected me to exceptional opportunities along the way.
Springtime in Angwin is a glorious thing you simply can’t ignore. Although it may be cliché to say, the grass is green, the sky is blue, the birds are singing (I am too), and the scents of evergreen and imminent summer adventures pervade the campus. How appropriate that environmentalist Annie Leonard is coming to campus this quarter to discuss her book The Story of Stuff, which many PUC students read this year as part of the college’s new PUC Reads program. Unfortunately I missed a presentation of her popular short film of the same name at Colloquy this week, but I look forward to hearing what she has to say about the environmental impacts of consumerism. If the beauty of this campus can’t inspire a person to care about the Earth, I don’t know what could.
And so, this idyllic spring—its unparalleled weather sure to frustrate my studies—concludes one of the most transformative and enjoyable chapters of my life. Thank you, PUC!
Senior, Public Relations/Journalism
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