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Refill Your SOL at Albion

By: Ally Romanes 

SOL Club is the Student Organization of Latinos here at PUC and welcomes all students. Every year the SOL Club takes students to Albion Biological Field Station, located just two hours north from PUC. The students are able to enjoy camping by the ocean, soaking in God’s nature, and spending time with friends for the weekend. 

This annual weekend at Albion is full of activities including canoeing, kayaking, playing games, while also taking time to relax. Going to Albion gives students the chance to be in a different environment and allows them to take a break from school and work, and to relax by the ocean and worship together. 

Misael Bernard, the Religion VP for the SOL Club, was kind enough to share his experience.

Let’s talk about the Sol Club. What made you decide to join?

What made me join the SOL Club was the idea and purpose behind the club. SOL Club is on campus to offer students an opportunity to have a family-like environment while being here at school. Home to me is where family is and being part of the SOL Club, it’s as if I haven’t left home. 

What made you choose to join the club on their Albion trip this year?

I wanted to go to Albion because of how fun it looked. I saw an opportunity to “get off the hill” and enjoy a weekend up north with friends. 

What did you do? 

The weekend at Albion was full of activities, chances to be in nature and a part of God’s nature, and also time to spend with friends.

How has this trip impacted you? 

This trip has really made me realize it’s always important to take a break from my busy life of school and work and just enjoy the weekend. Enjoy the time with friends and family.

What is your favorite part about spending time at Albion? 

My favorite part of Albion was the campgrounds itself. Being close to the ocean, camping, and with friends, I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. Albion is such a beautiful place and being there was simply a rewarding experience and another way to grow my relationship with God in nature.

Convince me to join the SOL Club and go on the Albion trip in five sentences. 

Join the SOL Club and become a part of a family away from home. The SOL Club is a Student Organization of Latinos here at PUC, BUT not only for Latinos! We welcome all students. We host numerous activities throughout the year both on and off-campus. We hope to see you there and become a part of our family!

 

Fall Fest Fun

This weekend was PUC’s annual Fall Festival where the Pioneers family came together to enjoy food and fun. With booths full of things to buy, things to eat, and causes to support, Fall Fest is one event everyone looks forward to.

Here are just a few of our favorite moments.

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Members of SOL Club pose for a photo before the crowds come! 

 

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These lovely ladies are taking a break by the English table! 📚 

 

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The Biology Club had the cutest succulents for purchase! 🌿  

 

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No explanation is necessary.🤣 Thanks for the laughs, REVO! 

 

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The Mabuhay Filipino Club really wowed everyone with their Tinikling which is a traditional Philippine folk dance! 

Browse through the Fall Fest album on facebook for even more! 

 

The Pre-Law Society at PUC

By Andrew Mahinay

If you ever want to be apart of something bigger than yourself, join a campus club.

Pacific Union College offers a broad range of clubs available to all students. On one side of the spectrum, you have social clubs, such as the Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) and the Korean Adventist Student Association (KASA), and on the other, academic clubs such as the Chemistry Club or Pre-law Society. Getting involved with either type of clubs is a great way to strengthen your network and share advice with other students. This article covers the purposes of joining the Pre-Law Society.

The two faculty sponsors of the Pre-Law Society are Dr. Howard Munson, associate professor of history, and Abram Fisher, assistant professor of business administration. Currently, the Pre-Law Society has an average of 15 to 20 members. The majority of members range from first year freshman to second year sophomores. There is a single senior, which consists of myself.

As the president of the Pre-Law Society, it is my job to facilitate a learning environment amongst all members of the society. The purpose of the Pre-Law Society is to inform faculty, staff, and students that there is a pre-law community that exists on campus and works to offer students guidance in the process leading up to law school and advice that can help them in their LSAT preparation. Having just taken the LSAT this year, I have learned valuable insights that will help students tackle and overcome the daunting LSAT. Examples of tips include indicating isolated question types in practice tests and pinpointing practice sections that include specific game types. (Editor’s note: You can also read Andrew’s blog post “Study Tips for Graduate School Admissions Tests” for more ideas.)

Another aspect the Pre-Law Society has to offer is a network of practicing attorneys who are willing to answer questions students have concerning law school. In addition to answering questions, they also provide students with tips. The Pre-Law Society recently featured PUC alumnus Brittany Cheney, who graduated at the top of her UC Davis School of Law class in 2012. She shared with students one of the most important characteristics to have in law school is competitiveness.

The Pre-Law Society also works as a support system. Pre-law is not a dominant field at PUC, and it is imperative students know they are not alone and there is a community of other pre-law majors on campus. It is the hope of the Pre-Law Society to ensure all members feel empowered to do their absolute best in their academic endeavors and to encourage students to strive for excellence.

If you are endeavoring to become an attorney, or contemplating whether pre-law is right for you, or just want to hang out with awesome people, feel free to join the Pre-Law Society!

What’s There to Do at PUC?

By Melissa Khoury
Student Association Social Vice President

Aside from being one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed colleges for its beauty, academia, and faith, PUC offers its students with countless numbers of social activities to participate in, both on- and off-campus. The campus is always busy with events that range from open mic nights to service projects, and students’ social calendars are always full.

Stay Active

Our school is well known for its outstanding intramurals program, where student can form teams and compete against each other in various sports like indoor soccer, flag football, basketball, badminton, and so many more. Check out Coach Paulson’s “Fire It Up!” blog post on this topic. PUC also has several varsity teams: We have basketball and cross country for both men and women, as well as men’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

Get Involved with Clubs

There’s also a wide range of campus clubs at PUC – from the Chemistry club, the Korean Club to the World Missions Club – that give students an opportunity to meet other students who have the same interests. These clubs sponsor events year round that keep students engaged, such as pre-vespers events and getaways to Yosemite and Tahoe.

Every year REVO raises money for various charities by hosting a color run, fashion show, rummage sale, and other events.

Every year REVO raises money for various charities by hosting a color run, fashion show, rummage sale, and other events.

Weekly Student Association Events

Every Saturday night, the Student Association also hosts events, either on-campus or somewhere off the hill. Be sure to keep an eye out this year for events like bowling, line dancing, concerts, outdoor movie nights, open mic nights, and many others!

The annual SA Talent Show is one of the events students look forward to the most.

The annual SA Talent Show is one of the events students look forward to the most.

Enjoy Angwin’s Beauty

This is only the beginning of some of the many on-campus activities available. Students often spend their free time on weekends going on scenic hikes or biking in PUC’s extensive back property or to places like nearby Linda Falls.

Explore the Local Area

If the hill doesn’t provide enough social life for you, students can venture to the nearby beautiful city of St. Helena or Napa Valley where there’s no shortage of restaurants or shops. For students who want a break from the quiet Napa Valley, San Francisco is just a short drive away and offers all the excitement of a big city.

From the countless number of events both on- and off-campus, PUC provides its students with an outstanding social life. PUC is a unique place where students can not only thrive academically, but additionally a place where they can grow individually and build a strong community amongst the student body by getting involved.​ No matter what you’re interested in, you will likely be able to find it at PUC along with a great group of friends to enjoy it with!

Make sure you “Like” the PUC Student Association Facebook page to keep updated on all your SA has planned for you.