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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 | Yoseph Burhanudin

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I’ve come to the conclusion that no one truly knows who I am. I think it’s because I kind of like to do everything. Creativity is my forte, and finding outlets to express it here at PUC has been very easy for me. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a different description of what I do in my free time. I’ve been labeled as a singer/songwriter, an actor, and a choreographer. Triple threat right? Not really. Just because I can do all these things doesn’t mean I’m great at them.

This year I tried my hand at directing theatre. I directed a student-written play called Espionage that was showcased last weekend in the annual One Acts Festival. The Dramatic Arts Society put on such a great show this year. We pretty much took a metaphorical hammer, and threw it repeatedly at the fourth wall, Avenger-style. Professor Aagaard, the head of the drama department, did an amazing job organizing the myriad plays being prepared for the show. The audience became the set, the actors climbed over the audience, and the set was filled with bananas… It was an interactive experience.

Oh look! I just got an email telling me that I’ve been added to the roster of performers for the Talent Show this weekend. Talent Show 2012 is going to be pretty big for me. I’m helping a few groups fill out their performances with some harmonies, a group of guys are dancing to my choreography, and I’m finally doing a solo bit. I’m pretty excited.

Excitement aside, my life here at PUC isn’t all fun and games. I spend the majority of my time studying for all my classes, holding down two jobs, managing an internship, leading a club, and trying to find sleep somewhere in between. Such is the life of a college student. I think I described most of my friends in this paragraph.

With creative outlets to express myself, an amazing environment to flourish in, and seasoned professors to keep me thinking critically, I’m definitely blessed to be on this campus. I think maybe I’ll pick up writing next quarter. Yoseph the playwright? Nahhh… 

Yoseph Burhanudin
Junior, Communications