November has come and gone as I sit here composing this note on the Monday after Thanksgiving break. It was a transition month, as fall sports wound down and winter sports started up. The first basketball games have taken place and now the real season is getting into gear. Those in fall sports had their first taste of free time. The men’s and women’s ensembles at Bethel had their fall concerts (and what fantastic concerts they were!) and now all Bethel students are embarking upon that shared ritual of dread: the last two weeks of the semester when you scramble to finish projects and study for finals.
After a joyful 2 days off for thanksgiving break, one would think that the Bethel College Junior Varsity girls might come out a little flat against Hesston college. Actually they did the opposite and they came out full of energy and ready to roll over the Larks of Hesston College.
Two days until school is out and everyone heads home for Thanksgiving! This is my favorite time of the year because I get some quality time with my family and I love this weather! I love colder weather, especially snow! I love the holidays with the Christmas decorations and music. It just seems like there is excitement in the air! There are no classes Wednesday through Friday so that is very exciting! Then when we come back after Thanksgiving, time will just fly by because there are just 2 weeks of classes and then finals week. This semester is almost over!
The Thanksgiving feed at lunch on Thursday was such a festive way to gear everyone up for the holidays. It brought the Bethel community together, as students and faculty shared their thanksgiving lunch with one another. The food was delicious and only made people really crave for home. As Thanksgiving approaches, many students are preparing to leave for the Thanksgiving holidays and take a nice break from school. Goooble Goooble, don’t eat to much turkey, finals are two weeks away!!!!
One of my favorite bits of Bethel tradition is our long-standing ability to pull off fantastic theater productions with a student body that hovers right around 500. Opening night of the second theatrical work of the semester, Agnes of God, is tonight. I went to the dress rehearsal last night to do a bit of photography (and get a sneak peek at the show!), and it was incredible. The actresses (Sara Volweider, Justine Erb, Audra Miller) almost disappeared into the portrayal of their characters, a chain-smoking psychiatrist, a nun and her Mother Superior. The production was haunting and full of makes-one-think moments.
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