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PCT Portraits: Capturing Thru-Hikers On Their 2,650 Mile Journey

For the last year and a half, I have become more and more interested with the Pacific Crest Trail, and each hikers' unique journey walking from Mexico to Canada.

The Thanos Complex: What an Avengers Villain Can Teach Us About...

Avengers: Infinity War, the nineteenth installment in the decade-old Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the third film to bear the Avengers title, has certainly experienced some...
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It’s All Relational | The Legacy of Professor Dan Nelson

When music professor Dan Nelson was diagnosed with terminal ALS, he decided to spend his final months doing what he lived for: investing in students.
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TEDx at PLNU

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share...
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Combo Swell

Read about the historic sunset cliffs located at the edge of PLNU and the surfers who shaped the culture around this community.

Beautifully Bookish Bethany: An Unexpected YouTube Career

PLNU alum Bethany Pullen was inspired to create a YouTube channel driven by her love of reading.
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PLNU Hosts Community Christmas Concert, “Handel’s Messiah”

PLNU has its own longstanding Christmas tradition in the form of the annual performance of “Handel's Messiah,” an event celebrating Christ through music.

Faith and Hip-Hop: Lindsey Lupo’s Journey to Social Justice through Music

For Lindsey Lupo, growing up in the golden age of hip-hop meant a view into the power behind lyrics, stories, and speaking up about injustice – a perspective she now brings to her students at PLNU.

God’s Grace and the Gift of the Literary Arts

Dr. Karl Martin, chair of the Department of Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages, shares how his time as an undergraduate student at PLNU transformed his approach to reading.
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What Disney Gets Wrong About Its Princesses and Heroines

How far has Disney come from its early days of promoting traditional and limiting gender roles? This is an especially potent question today at...

Music & Grit: How Music-Making Makes Us Tougher, Smarter, Braver, and...

It’s ancient, cross-cultural, universal. It’s present in our celebrations, our mournings, our worship. We speak it, make it, hear it, feel...

The Gift of Music: Fostering Hope Through Jazz

When he was 17, Dr. John Reynolds (03) waited eagerly backstage in a venue in Santa Rosa after a performance by the Jazz at...