Fall Fest is less than a week away and I can already feel the excitement. Fall Fest is like the homecoming of Bethel, it is full of alums and people from all over the community. People are able to visit different tents on campus and explore something new. I know for the women’s basketball team, we will be selling Russian Pancakes. This is always exciting. There will be a lot of food, games and festive activities for everyone.
Oh and don’t forget soccer plays at 12:00 and 2:00 at Thresher Stadium against Friends. The football team will be playing against Bethany College at 7:00 pm so come out and support your Threshers for an all day event of fun and excitement.
Stress, stress and more stress. That is where I found myself this past week, not to mention the week before. I was constantly complaining about all the work to be done for my classes and the jobs I hold here on campus. Ask my roommate, and I’m sure she could tell you that I was downright grouchy!
Amongst my exceedingly full schedule I somehow found myself sleeping at 10:00 am last Wednesday morning. That next hour at 11:00 am, Bethel has scheduled a time for Chapel lead by our campus pastor Dale Schrag. Although all students are encouraged to attend, no one is required to fill up that hour of your week at a church based service.
Study groups are amazing. I know that sounds super nerdy, and it probably is, but the fact remains that study groups are probably the best way to prepare for a test.I have an Organic Chemistry test this Monday, and I just spent 2 hours in a study group, comparing material that I did know, material that I didn’t know, and concepts that I was a little shaky on with 3 of my classmates. And in nearly every case, we were able to fill the gaps in each other’s knowledge. Study groups can be super intense and incredibly stressful with the wrong mixture of people, but with the right group, studying can be pretty fun, especially when the topic-specific jokes and puns start flying!
I never had a job in high school. I was too busy with activities and my parents kept telling me that I would have plenty of time to work later in life. Knowing that I would no longer have my parents’ money for the necessities of dorm food and movies I decided to get a job in the bookstore.
My two hours a week at the bookstore have so far been extremely entertaining. I get to take the outgoing mail to the post office, stuff students’ mailboxes, answer the switchboard phone, and other random things that Mary and Shirley find for me to do. They know all of Bethel’s secrets and are the people to talk to for many random questions. The bookstore is pretty much the center of everything that happens on campus.
Well school is off and running and I already have tons of homework! One thing about being a history major is that there is a lot of reading involved!
However, I did make time to attend the grand opening of our new coffee shop on campus. Mojo’s ( located in Bubbert’s) looks great! And awesome transformation took place in there this summer. The tables and chairs were replaced with coffee shop tables and chairs and there is coffee shop artwork. It really seems like this is going to be a place where many people can hang out. It will be a great place to sit and do homework, hold meetings, or just chat with friends. Also, the coffee and pastries and cookies were great! Student life was able to provide the students with free snacks and $1.00 coffee drinks. There was also live music to enjoy in the coffee shop. I cannot wait for it to open for good on September 20th so I can buy coffee and relax in a great new space! Maybe my homework will not seem quite as intimidating if I am surrounded by the sights and sounds and smells of Mojo’s!
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