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PUC Students form memories by air, land and sea

By Holly Watkins on December 18, 2007

We helped them strap on their leashes and they were off, paddling for their lives into the head-high, white water. Despite getting flipped, tossed and pounded back to shore, the group kept pushing forward and finally punched through the gnarly shore break. Thus began the adventures of the new Pacific Union College Surf Club as described by their club president, Joby Oft. Of the 30 student clubs represented at PUC, three stand truly apart: the Surf Club, the Outdoors Club and the Angwin Flyers. The newest of these is the Surf Club, which welcomes beginners, teaching them to surf within a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The Surf Club also enjoys activities such as evening gatherings on the beach, a week-long camping and surfing trip during spring break, and a trash clean-up on one of the county beaches. Jermain Joseph, a beginner surfer, sees the club as an opportunity to "experience nature in the ocean, bond with new friends and get closer to God." The Outdoors Club thrives on land, including rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding. They have already been challenged on five climbing expeditions this year. Each event is like a small journey where members experience unknown and challenging feats...

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Marnie Breckenridge at Pacific Union College

By Holly Watkins on December 18, 2007

Pacific Union College’s fine art series presents soprano soloist Marnie Breckenridge on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the college’s music auditorium, Paulin Hall. There is no charge for admission. Breckenridge graduated from PUC with a bachelor’s degree in music in 1993. She moved on to receive a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1996. That same year she made her San Francisco Opera debut during the production of Ida of Die Fiedermaus. Breckenridge is the recipient of several prestigious awards, which include being the Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Finalist, winner of the IIE International Travel Award, and a MacAllister Awards Regional finalist. ...

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