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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 | Adam Washington

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

This is probably not the most representative week of the life of a  college student, because for me, it was a crazy week. Every Sunday, I  take a look at what things are in store for the upcoming week so that I  can see where I should spend the majority of my time. On this particular  week’s agenda was the usual amount of class time, quizzes, and  homework. However, if what we call school were only comprised of these  things, everyone’s life would be much simpler and more focused.

See,  it is usually the extracurricular activities and responsibilities on  top of school that makes everything much more difficult. This time  around, I had five major items of importance to attend to: a weekly  prayer meeting, an important test, dorm worship, playing music for  vespers on Friday night, and running the sound system for church on  Saturday morning. Even with the extra time that these things take, if it  had not been for one last minor detail, this week still would have been  a breeze.

The one important factor I left out was the Student  Association elections. Yes, it is that time of year when the entire  student body selects the people that they want in leadership positions  for the next school year. This year, I ran for the position of the  Religious Vice President for the 2013-2014 academic year. This offered  new challenges, including writing an article for the Campus Chronicle  newspaper, putting up posters, attending a town hall meeting, and doing  my overall best to make sure people would vote for me on Friday.

These  things, on top of my regularly scheduled items, plus normal schoolwork,  all thrown together into a jumbled seven-day schedule are what made  this week crazy.  However, through this week, and many other somewhat  similar experiences, I have come to realize something: Being a student  is stressful enough, especially when you are trying to maintain good  grades.

However, as much stress as those extracurricular  activities add, I believe they are completely worth it in every way, and  here is why: We all need activities to participate in so that we can  grow as individuals. Whether it is a hobby like sports and music, or  working a job at the desk or the cafeteria, these are the types of  things that can keep us in check with reality, that can teach us  discipline, that can help us learn responsibility, that can show us how  to work with each other, and that can help us to grow closer to God.

As  the newly elected Religious Vice President for next year, my words of  advice to my fellow college students are: Stay involved during your time  here at PUC because “all we have to decide is what to do with the time  that is given to us.”

Adam Washington
Sophomore, Theology