Posted on October 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm
It’s already the fourth week of the fall quarter! It feels like school just started but we’re already in the swing of things here on the hill. The weather is cooling down and sweaters and other winter clothes are appearing around campus. For me, week four was full of interesting opportunities and the usual things that keep college students busy.
Last Friday, the student club College Democrats hosted Assemblyperson Mariko Yamada on campus for a meet and greet. I spent a few hours running around getting last minute stuff together but it was worth it: Yamada is an incredible speaker and everyone really enjoyed listening to her. Many also registered to vote at the event.
The next day, we had a scrumptious lunch at the Helmers; the meal was part of PUC’s “Home Lunches” program where locals invite PUC students into their homes for lunch on Saturdays once a month. Delicious! Dozens of students were at their expansive property with a gorgeous Napa Valley view. The rest of the weekend consisted of studying and spending time with friends.
Monday morning arrived and it was back to the grind of the school week. That means lots of time in class and shuffling the rest of the time between studying for classes, work and other extracurricular activities. Busy.
Highlights included having Larry Atil, brand manager at Think Tank Photo, speak to my public relations class taught by Professor Michelle Rai. He spoke about his work at Think Tank and demonstrated how terms and strategies Professor Rai has taught us in class actually apply in the business world.
Thursday night, my Honors class—Cosmos—went up to the Young Observatory to do some star gazing. As our professor, Dr. Roy Benton, pointed out numerous constellations and planets, I was blown away at how beautiful they looked. Thursday was also a deadline for the Campus Chronicle, the student paper for which I am features editor.
All in all a very productive week. I can’t wait to see what else this quarter will bring to PUC!
Sophomore, Journalism/American History/Pre-Law with Honors
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