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Dirshu Adonai | Concert Choir Performs at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue

In April 2019, PLNU's Concert Choir celebrated the beginning of the Jewish week of Passover with Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego’s oldest...

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.

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.
Kaena Kekoa As Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin

“A Whole New World” for Kaena Kekoa

A year after graduating PLNU, Kaena Kekoa (18) made her professional theater debut as Jasmine in Disney’s Broadway production of “Aladdin”.

The Restorative Power of Street Art

"The idea of being made in God’s image—that we were created and that we can create—is an incredibly powerful characteristic of being human,” said Dr....

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...

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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Musical Performances| PLNU Concert Choir

Watch the PLNU Concert Choir perform Wene Wedwa, a traditional Zulu song that translates to "You Alone." Arranged by Daniel Jackson and filmed on the beautiful campus of PLNU.

The Mystery and Power of the Creative Arts

Perhaps most of your experience with the creative arts stems from when you were younger, whether that was learning to play the piano after school,...

Little Shop of Horrors

As a junior theatre major, I was beyond excited when I found out that we were doing Little Shop of Horrors as the musical...

Behind the Lens: Destin Daniel Cretton

Storytelling and introspection is at the heart of everything that Destin Daniel Cretton (01) does. Whether it’s detailing the inner workings of a short-term foster-care...
Disney's Mickey and Mini Mouse participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade

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...