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    Mission trip to Chile leaves lasting impact on PBA students

    Cancun, Miami and the Bahamas are all typical spring break destinations. The desolate mountains of Chile, where there is no Wi-Fi and more goats than people, are not. Last week, 10 students from Palm Beach Atlantic University spent their spring break unplugged, doing missions work in La Serena, Chile. The team partnered with Children’s Impact Network, an organization dedicated to establishing orphanages and improving the quality of life in countries such as Bolivia, Honduras, and Chile. Shannon Ripp, a freshman at PBA who went on the trip, said seeing the orphans and living conditions in Chile showed her how fortunate people are in America. “We take a lot of things…

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    PBA community gathers after Parkland tragedy

    On Monday night, Palm Beach Atlantic University hosted a prayer service for students to mourn the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. Kelsey Peeples, who knew four of the victims, lead worship and encouraged students to place their faith in God in these hard times. Students sang, prayed and cried together, while honoring those who died on Wednesday.