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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 | Colleen Uechi

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Just finished my dinner: a scrumptious bowl of cereal. You know, the college life. Cereal, ramen, and Easy Mac.

Anyway, I’ll try and tell you a little bit about my life here beyond the microwave meals. Let me start with a rundown of my schedule so you can get a taste of some of the classes you can find at PUC. I’m taking Prophets of Israel, English 102, Spanish Literature (imagine reading Shakespeare-type material … in Spanish), Advanced Newswriting, and Small Group Communication. It’s all stressful, but lots of fun. In Small Group Comm we had to pretend we’d crash-landed (once on the moon and another time in the desert), then use our problem-solving skills to rank certain items based on how vital they were to our survival. Comparisons to expert rankings revealed that our small group would have died in both scenarios. But we’re learning, and we’re told we have “synergy.”

In other news, Student Association elections are coming up, and I’m agonizing over whether or not I should run for the position of Campus Chronicle editor. I’ve prayed about it, but I can’t figure out if the voice I hear in reply is really God or just my mind filling in what I think He would say. I think it’d be nice if He had a Facebook account, so He would write on my wall and tell me what to do. But I guess we’d never have very meaningful learning experiences if He did that.

However, I’ve seen that He tends to send little messages our way to remind us that He’ll provide when the time is right. I realized that when I randomly scored a box of Waffle Crisp cereal in the Campus Center the other day, and again today when, as I was dreading the long walk from the College Market to my dorm with a huge bag of groceries, my boss happened to drive up and gave me a ride back to the dorm. That’s pretty neat!

Hope that didn’t turn into a sermon, but that’s what’s going through my head right now. I have to go. A second bowl of Waffle Crisp cereal is calling my name. 

Colleen Uechi
Junior, Intercultural Communications, Spanish emphasis