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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 | Hilary Sadow

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Compared to every quarter that I’ve attended PUC, this one has been bittersweet. Even though I am a junior, this is my last year attending PUC. I am a pre-physical therapy student and have been through the process of applying for PT school this past summer. I have applied to Andrews University and I am still in the process of applying to Loma Linda University. Just last week I received my acceptance letter from Andrews University. I was so excited that I had to tell everyone I knew.

Then this past weekend my friends and I drove to San Francisco. We went to a new restaurant, had an adventure in the park, and stopped for some hot chocolate in Ghirardelli Square. At the restaurant my friends surprised me; they told the restaurant it was my birthday and I was given free vanilla gelato. I’ve never tried vanilla gelato before, but it tasted better than vanilla ice cream! Another amazing item I tried was the pumpkin spice hot chocolate I bought at the Ghirardelli shop. My taste buds must have been off that day because I couldn’t taste the pumpkin flavor while my friend said she could; either way it was still warm and delicious.

Just yesterday I celebrated my 20th birthday. It was one of the best birthdays I have ever had away from home. The night before my birthday, three of my closest friends gave me a present. When I opened the gift I was completely taken by surprise: it was a bottle of perfume, specifically Lovestruck by Vera Wang. I absolutely loved it! It was the best gift they could have given me. Then the night of my birthday we went out to dinner at a restaurant called Thai House. The food was amazing; I loved the green curry I ordered. When we arrived back to school I was surprised by a bunch of other friends with a cake. I felt so much love from all of my friends that day and I couldn’t have asked for more from them. I am truly blessed.

Even though it seems like I’ve just been having fun this quarter, I promise you that I have been studying and working hard too. I am taking only three classes this quarter: systems physiology, exercise physiology, and statistics. My hardest class is systems physiology. We don’t have any homework assignments in that class but it requires a lot of intense studying and dedication. On top of that I work on campus 14 hours a week as a desk receptionist at Winning Hall and I am an anatomy lab TA. 

This is my last year at PUC and I will enjoy it to the fullest. I thank the Lord for all the blessings he has given me these past few years. I will miss all of the amazing friends I have made here and will be sure to come back and visit. I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving.

Hilary Sadow
Junior, Pre-Physical Therapy