This past weekend my own fall sports experience at Bethel College came to an end. We had our last meet of the season, the KCAC championship meet at Kansas Wesleyan. It was terrific weather, and both the men’s and women’s teams performed admirably. We exceeded all pre-season predictions to finish fifth for each team. The last meet saw some of the best performances of the season as we finished on a strong note. Now we turn the page on another part of life, looking forward to the trailing end of the semester and the upcoming class projects and finals that are increasingly staring us down. We have two and a half weeks of solid work ahead of us before we get our last pre-Finals respite, Thanksgiving Break. Read More
The start of November means that it is time to switch gears. Football, Soccer and Volleyball have almost completed their seasons. They all have their first league game this weekend! I wish them all good luck in their tournaments!
It is getting colder outside and that means basketball season is rolling around! I am so excited, of course, because I am a basketball player! This is my favorite time of year! Women’s basketball’s first game is Thursday in Oklahoma and the men’s first game is here at home on Friday, November 5th! Come out and support our basketball teams! I know everyone on campus is pretty excited to kick off this season. We have such a great fan base and the students really come out and support all of our teams. This is one reason I really love Bethel!
Since you are fully informed of the Halloween activities that took place on campus this weekend I won’t go in to that!
I want to talk a little about my student teaching experiences. I am a senior History major and I am working towards getting a teaching certificate. In order to do this I have to have many observation hours in the classroom. For my school and community class we are visiting schools in nearby Wichita. The school we are currently visiting is a bilingual school. They teach both English and Spanish in equal amounts. Some of the classes are in English and some in Spanish. The school is a magnet school for Kindergarten through 8th graders. They get to choose who they allow to go to school there. They choose half of their students to be native English speakers and the other half are native Spanish speakers. Read More
I was apparently deceived. Instead of simply giving a summary of fall break and a preview of the Halloween dance, I’ll be able to tell you how the dance actually went. Thank you procrastination!The Halloween dance was last night in the Cafeteria from 10:30 to 1 AM, and it was pretty fantastic. As a mod, the nine of us had decided to go as the Fellowship of the Ring and we were all decked out. We’d decided on it weeks beforehand, so our costumes were actually pretty legit. We entered the dancehall swords flashing at 11 to a fantastic DJ blasting some dance music and proceeded to get our dance on. Read More
This past weekend has come and gone and now students get to relax after Fall Fest! Fall fest is one of the most exciting festivities at Bethel, and it includes activities all weekend, including club booths, good Mennonite food, and many activities and sports to watch. I have enjoyed Fall Fest for most of my life, coming from a town close to Bethel, but this year I got a completely new perspective on Fall Fest. Last year in the middle of May, a good friend and now my roommate, Julia Huxman, randomly found me and asked if I was interested in auditioning in the fall musical, Into the Woods with her. I thought about it for about 5 seconds, shrugged my shoulders and happily agreed. The next day, we had to audition with a song and spoken acting part to determine our parts in the show. We then started to practice on the very first day of school. Read More
This past weekend, most of the students at Bethel enjoyed a 4-day fall break where they could go home and spend a few days with their families. I wish I could have gone home to visit my family and get some home cooking, but instead I stayed at Bethel and had the pleasure of singing with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. This was a new experience to me and I felt a bit overwhelmed by it and unsure how it would be. Once we got there, and started practicing, it took no time to change my mind. We sang the second symphony by Mahler, which our choir has been preparing for since the beginning of the school year. It was fairly difficult for me to enjoy the music and I thought it was going to be a very long and dull weekend. Boy was I wrong. Read More
The Halloween dance was a blast! I got to see everyone with their creative ideas come to the dance and wild out. It was cool to see the Bethel community pumped up about the costume contest. Everyone was there to support their peers and cheer them on. The dance itself was fun as I dance with friends and fellow classmates.
I am so excited for trick or treat off the street. I love being able to pass out candy for the children in the community. it is cool to see all the different costume ideas that the kids have to offer. It always brings back memories of my child hood when I see the different costumes and I hear that exciting sound “trick or treat!”
Halloween at Bethel College is LEGIT, and this year’s party was particularly spectacular. My mod dressed up as characters from “Oregon Trail” (the computer game that we all played in elementary school), complete with our very own Conestoga wagon! We wore our best interpretations of period costumes and wore signs saying “Lorraine died of dysentery,” “Katherine has a broken arm,” “Jeb has a snake bite,” and so forth. We received some pretty rave reviews, and lots of “Oh my gosh, I LOVED that game!!!” Read More
Everyone is getting ready for Halloween. This Thursday the caf had a dessert buffet of Halloween candy and Halloween colored cake. I may have pigged out on candy corn that day…
We also have Trick-or-Treat off the street tomorrow where kids can come and trick or treat here instead of going to strangers’ homes. I’m really excited for this because I remember trick-or-treating here as a kid and being completely lost in Haury Hall. Everyone is perfecting their costumes for tonight’s Halloween dance. I’m excited to see the entries for the costume contests.
I’ll post pictures after the dance.