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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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PUC Welcomes New Students

Phaidra Knight’s first class doesn’t start until nine in the morning on Monday, but the new Pacific Union College freshman is already making PUC home. Like the rest of her peers in the PUC Class of 2018, Knight arrived on campus with a car full of boxes on September 17 for new student orientation ready to join the PUC community.

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Meet Your New SA President: Daniel DeCaires

Daniel DeCaires has a passion for Pacific Union College and is ready to lead. DeCaires, a senior from Benicia, Calif., majoring in business administration, will be serving as the president of PUC’s Student Association (SA) during the 2014-2015 school year, which begins September 22.

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Student Blogs | Hollie Macomber

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

This week’s assignment in one of my photography classes was entitled “Move.” The object of this assignment was to capture motion in several different ways. Now I don’t know about you, but when I usually think of a good action photograph, I imagine a picture of a skater and his board frozen in mid-air, soaring over the jump. But these were not the kind of action pictures that my teacher wanted. Instead of using our cameras to stop movement, we needed to portray movement. Needless to say, I quickly became frustrated with this assignment because each attempt was coming out too blurry—either the subject was moving too fast, I couldn’t hold the camera still enough, or the wrong part of the subject was in focus.

Regardless of my initial frustrations, I did learn something from it, and ironically, the picture that taught me the most was a goofy-looking self-portrait. Desperate to complete the assignment, I stood outside and spun around in circles while taking pictures of myself. The result was a self-portrait, with my hair flying and the world spinning around me. I found that not only did this picture capture the motion of my spinning, but it also captured the motion that I’m feeling right now—that time is flying by. Here we are ending the seventh week of spring quarter, and things are piling up. I have a list of projects to complete and papers to write before the end of the year. I know I’m not the only one here feeling this motion: seniors are beginning to present thesis projects, spring recitals are coming up, and finals are looming on the horizon.

I guess “move” was the perfect assignment for this week—there is so much going on here as the school year is winding down that a stop-action picture wouldn’t have done it justice. So what did I learn from this whole process? I found that it’s hard not to smile when you’re spinning in circles; and I don’t know about you, but I sure want to end this school year smiling regardless of how fast life is spinning around me! 

Hollie Macomber
Senior, Social Studies and Photography