One of the most stereotypical things to do when you go to college is to start a band. So that’s what we did.

Okay, I guess we’re less of a band and more of a friend group with a name. My friends, Angelina, Jeli, and Mila, and I started a semi-serious band last semester called Little Coast. Together we sing covers of our favorites songs and attempt to harmonize even though none of us know what that actually means. But out of the formation of our band, I have found an amazing group of friends.

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We had all been trudging our way through the halfway point of the semester, so we planned to spend the weekend together in order to recuperate. On Friday, there was an inflatable obstacle course on the old soccer field, so of course we indulged. We raced each other through bounce houses, rock climbed, and rolled around in giant inflatable balls. There is no better way to shake off the stress of school, than to pretend to be a child again!

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That night we accidentally stayed up until 3 a.m. sharing our testimonies with each other. Throughout the semester it can be so easy to become consumed with deadlines, so it was therapeutic to have a chance to reflect on God’s faithfulness in our lives. The following morning, we packed up and headed to Newport Beach, which is just an hour away from Biola’s campus. We explored the little shops on the coast, napped on the sand, and took tons of photos.

After the beach, we came back to the La Mirada area to grab some Hawaiian BBQ for dinner. While at the restaurant we ran into our Resident Director (RD) from Blackstone! The great thing about Biola is that even when you are off campus, you still have community.

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