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Eboo Patel: Build Bridges of Understanding

On January 9, Pacific Union College hosted Dr. Eboo Patel for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance installment of the Colloquy Speakers Series.

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Students Serve on Navajo Reservation for Fourth Time

Twenty-two students from Pacific Union College spent a week of their winter break serving and providing aid for a Navajo community located near Page, Ariz. 

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PUC Mobile App Wins Award

The Pacific Union College iPhone and iPad app won the Best in Class award from the Society of Adventist Communicators at the Society’s convention in Salt Lake City, October 24-27.

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Student Blogs | Taylor Pittenger

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

College is an adventure. Recently some of my friends from high school came up to PUC for College Days. They asked me the usual questions about college: like how are the shower situations, what is it like living with a roommate, and are there any cute boys. However, the one thing that really stood out among my high school friends was that they were just scared of the unknown. A year ago, I was in their shoes. I was afraid of my inevitable future.

These past few months at PUC, though, have been a true joy and a blessing. At our last Colloquy, the candidates in the upcoming Student Association election gave their speeches. It makes me happy to know that we have a lot a great people wanting to lead their fellow students. I really look up to our leaders, and they inspire me to get involved on campus. Hopefully someday I can serve my school in the same way. SA also hosted their annual talent show this weekend. PUC has so many talented people. It was nice to be together as a student body and not worry about school for a couple hours. Studying has taken up most of my life lately, so it’s great to have those carefree moments.

College can also be stressful, especially with only a few weeks left in the quarter, but there is nothing we can’t overcome. A friend of mine showed me Matthew 11:28-30. It says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” This reminded me that even when school is hard, God will always be there to relieve any burdens I may have. Ever since I’ve attended PUC, I’ve come to fully appreciate church and the Sabbath. It has truly become my day of rest — the one day where I don’t have to worry about school and all my devotion can be toward God.

To those College Days kids and my fellow PUC students: College is nothing more than a stepping stone in that journey called life. There will be stressful days, but there will also be days of joy. We may not know where we are going next, but I do know that no matter where life takes you, one thing that will remain true is that God will be there every step of the way.

Taylor Pittenger
Freshman, Communication