Math competition adds up to fun for local students

Students, coaches, and teachers from 11 schools throughout San Joaquin County participated in the Eighth Annual Avinash Raina High School Math Competition on April 22. Students from Benjamin Holt Academy, Cesar Chavez High School, Edison High School, John C. Kimball High School, Langston Hughes Academy, Lincoln High School, Mountain House High School, Sierra High School,…

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Filmmaker wins HBO Short Film Award

Pacific alumna, Halima Lucas ’13, won the 2017 HBO Short Film award at the American Black Film Festival earlier this month for her film “Amelia’s Closet.” The award includes a $10,000 prize. The film is about a girl who is bullied at school and retaliates by stealing from classmates and hiding the items in her…

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Pacific’s youngest 2017 grad says goals are imperative

If you were on campus during commencement week, you likely heard the name Kathryn Harlan-Gran. At 19, Harlan-Gran was the youngest graduate in the class of 2017 and delivered the undergraduate address at College of the Pacific’s diploma and hooding ceremony. In her three years at Pacific, the double English and Spanish major led myriad…

New Phi Beta Kappa members initiated

Twelve new members of Pacific’s Phi Beta Kappa Society chapter were inducted May 12 at Raymond Great Hall. Another three members who were inducted in 2016 also received their pins at the ceremony. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and best-known academic society in the United States. It was founded in 1776 at William &…

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Art is for everyone

On any given day, dozens of clients at The Arc, a nonprofit organization for people with developmental disabilities in Stockton, are creating art for murals, greeting cards or jewelry.  The projects aren’t simply busy craftwork; they’re regarded as art to be used and celebrated. This spring, two Pacific art students volunteered with the program to…