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Creating a Safe Space to Ask Ignorant Questions

This is the power of a dinner table – or a potluck or a lunch date. Every shared meal is an opportunity to broaden our understanding of people through respectful and unguarded conversation.
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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...

The Gift of Singleness

“Singleness is a gift.” I had heard it one million times. I was lonely and I was afraid I would be single forever. I felt like my feelings were invalid or uncalled for because I was ungrateful for this “gift.”

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.
Ryan Garcia running on the baseball field.

Ryan Garcia: Fueled by Faith

Ryan Garcia (17) grew up in a Catholic home, so he didn’t come to PLNU without any idea of God. It’s just that though his...

How Dissenters Became Supporters: The Story of The Blunt

In 1976, a group of 14 PLNU students asked themselves questions that still resonate today: How can we challenge the status quo without destroying the system? How can we speak our truth and not be expelled from school?

“How Are You Single?” And Why That’s the Wrong Thing to...

I used to think the most uncomfortable thing to hear as a single person is the question, “How are you single?”

Hope Heals

My childhood was as dizzying, backwards, and upside down as Alice spiraling down the rabbit hole. Always in fight-or-flight mode, I never found equilibrium.

In Praise of a Nonelite Education

The recent college admissions scandal and all the news-media coverage surrounding it has sucked me in. I find it both salacious and disturbing.

If Walls Could Talk

In 2008, PLNU partnered with Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, a San Diego-based architecture and interior design firm, to facilitate design of what would be...
Michelle Shoemaker APL Award Winner

Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Award Winner: Michelle Shoemaker

Michelle Shoemaker (88) sat, deeply disturbed, as she listened to a local sheriff speak about the atrocities faced by the victims of human trafficking...
Ben Foster

Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Ben Foster

Ben Foster (68) knew from an early age that he would like to be a basketball coach and teacher. This dream, talent for athletics,...