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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 | Webbo Chen

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

REVOfest—this year’s combination of the REVO fundraiser and Spring Fest—was awesome. I’m proud to join many fellow students in saying to all who made REVOfest possible: Job well done! The campus felt so alive on Sunday with all the hustle and bustle of the the Angwin Car Show, the Angwin Fire Department Flea Market, the REVO stuff sale, and Spring Fest’s conglomeration of campus club promotion. I could hear the excitement surrounding the REVO concert and fashion show all over campus, even up in Nichol Hall!

It’s week eight already, but summer still seems so far away! This quarter gets crazier and crazier as it goes. Indeed, life isn’t as simple as it used to be freshman year. Along with good grades and a legit college life, now there are internships, graduation next year, and an existential crisis to deal with. It’s enough to burn out the best of us.

I feel like I did when I was 18 and done with high school: Ready to move out and move on. It’s somewhat stressful. I hold myself to high standards in order to finish my college career strong, but I’ve come to realize that I might take these standards too far. Perhaps I can let loose from the idea that a B grade is bad. But, then again, I could be jumping the gun onto the chill train.

I can’t reap the fruits I sow if I’ve planted no seeds. A wise man once told me, “If you’re not lead dog, the view never changes.” After doing my due diligence for my San Diego Chargers internship interview, I learned Manti Te’o has a similar philosophy: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” I’ll conclude with one last inspirational quote to complete this motivational triad: “What hurts more? The pain of hard work? Or the pain of regret?”

Webbo Chen
Senior, Communication with journalism emphasis