Summiting Kilimanjaro

After years of triathlons, marathons and bike races, I decided to try my hand at high altitude mountaineering. In a spree of impulsivity and naivety, I booked a ticket to Tanzania to tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro. Read about the struggles, failures, kinks and a few successes here. 

Read More

Do You Know About The Dark Web?

According to a popular myth, humans only use 10 percent of their cerebral capacity. We struggle to quantify our brain’s usage because we are not the architects of our minds. However, since the invention of the computer in the 1930s by Alan Turing, we have had unlimited access to brains made out of wire, steel and silicon. Now we use these man-made brains mostly to browse the Internet; however, that is where human minds and mechanical minds have similarities in their perceived limitations. It has been estimated that typical computer user accesses only 4 percent of the Internet — this is the “normal” Internet where Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia operate. The other 96 percent of the Internet is comprised of what is called the Deep Web, the portion of the Internet not “browsable” on normal search engines. However, even further down in the Deep Web lies a portion of the Internet where some of the world’s most wanted criminals operate — the Dark Web.

Read More

Bob Goff On Spreading Love

An office building located on top of a bakery in downtown San Diego may not inspire visions of grandeur, but the individuals within the tiny beige-colored cubicles have a global impact. I entered the office doors and was immediately greeted by the towering frame of New York Times bestselling author and Restore International Founder, Bob Goff.

Read More

Top Interview Quotes— Bob Goff Edition

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with NYT bestselling author of the book Love Does and founder of Restore International, Bob Goff. Everything about the meeting was surreal, from him greeting me with a bear hug to us reclining in rocking chairs discussing his signed electric guitar. Yes, we did eventually talk about his notable nonprofit work, Christian philosophy and future plans for his writing. In a few weeks I will be publishing an in-depth article about my interview with Goff which is sure to reveal how amazing he truly is. Right now I wanted to share some of Goff’s best quotes that were thrown at me during our interview. Enjoy, and check back later for the feature length article.

 

Read More

Act For Change, Don't Just Complain

 It is common to hear student’s at PUC complaining about aspects of the institution. There is no issue in complaining and most of the opinions I hear are valid, but the problem is I only hear complaints spreading through the student body and no one taking action. There are two distinct types of complaints that envelop the social circles: students want unrealistic campus changes (e.g. dorms) or complaints regarding a system or policy in-place at PUC (e.g. curfew). I want to focus on the later of the two types because that is where the student body can actually take a stand and make a difference. 

Read More

We Got 99 Problems and They Cannot Fix One

The cost of attending PUC for one academic year is $35,616. Out of that large amount of money, $4,380 is allotted for dormitory fees. The combined seven dorms on campus contain 603 student rooms. This year there are 1,105 students who live in the dorms, as confirmed by PUC Student Services. That means that the combined tuition fees for all current residence hall students that were collected by PUC are approximately $4,839,900 for dorm fees alone this year.* That is the raw fiscal data and, as a student, certain implications can be extrapolated from it. I fully understand that dorms require money allotments to remain functional: electricity, water, equipment, etc. However, I cannot comprehend as to why our dorms have such lagging maintenance repair timelines.

Read More