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Looking Back

Looking Back

As the end of the semester winds down, a lot of us find ourselves reflecting over what happened over the course of the semester. From memories made, those laugh-until-your-face hurt moments, to maybe even those that you wish you could forget, now is the time a lot of us do that. And I was doing that today as well.
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Pirates Of Penzance

Pirates Of Penzance

Over the past month many of Bethel’s students have been working on the opera, The Pirates of Penzance.
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Thankfulness For The Little Things

Thankfulness For The Little Things

Today, the theme of our chapel service was Thankfulness. One of the points that was brought up among the speakers was being thankful for the little things. This was a good reminder for me. I get so stressed with school work and the end of the semester that I forget to take time to step back and be thankful for some of the little things that I take for granted.
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Concert Choir In Europe

Concert Choir In Europe

The Concert Choir gave a bittersweet farewell to our European choir tour with a final concert on Sunday, this time in front of the friendly faces of Bethel’s campus.
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Halloween Dance

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.

Trick a Treat off the street

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!”

On the Oregon Trail

 

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

Haunted Campus

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.

Making Changes

At Bethel, one of the things that gets emphasized in talking with prospective students is the opportunities that you’re afforded because of the closeness of the student body and administration. This post is about a real-life example of making a difference in the way our college operates.

I’m taking an upper-level business class, Managing Organizational Change, with Mr. Becker. As part of our class, the five of us are working closely with Dr. Perry White to enact an organizational change at Bethel College. The project that we are undertaking will be something that goes beyond our class, and is something that we’ll be participating in throughout the year.

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Back to work

I built up a lot of excitement for fall break. I have a class at 8 every morning so the idea of finally getting to sleep in for a few days sounded like absolute heaven. The sleeping in was great, and the fact that I got to hang out with friends without having class was great too, but now going back to class is harder than ever.

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A much needed “Break”

As we all know the school year is extremely busy. Many of my friends, fellow classmates, and even teachers have been looking forward to Fall Break. Now that it is here though, to myself and my modmates four days does not seem long enough. Wouldn’t it be nice if fall break was a week like Spring Break? It is easy to understand that Fall Break is shorter though because we have Thanksgiving Break in a little less than a MONTH!! The fall weather has started to set in and campus is becoming more and more beautiful. The leaves on the tree by the Science Building have started to turn a bright red and everyone seems to be excited about this weather change. I personally feel a bit torn. I am not a cold weather person at all and while I am trying to enjoy the 70 degree days I just know that with fall comes winter. Soon campus will be under a cover of frost..and then snow! But the exciting thing about winter is Basketball Season!! Read More

Singing in Community, Singing our Theology

There is little in this world that is more beautiful than four-part hymn singing. Today was the Hymn Sing Chapel that occurs once every semester. It is, without doubt, everyone’s favorite chapel. For 30 minutes, we do nothing but sing hymns, sharing our favorites with our fellow students, professors, and community members. It is a time when we can all sing the old familiar hymns that everyone knows by heart and learn new ones to add to our repertoire. The chapel is usually pretty full, over 100 people, singing with all their heart, soul, and considerable vocal talent.

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Can’t wait

I can’t wait till fall break weekend, because it means we are halfway through the semester. Also we get a big break from school, as we have not only the weekend but Monday and Tuesday off as well. As for basketball we get a break from school but two-a-days start during break. the two a days won’t be too bad because on that Tuesday we will have our first official basketball scrimmage as well as Volleyball will play against Tabor!!!

Fall Fest Fun

Fall Fest just finished up here on campus.  There were many booths set up all around campus.  My mom and grandma joined me here for the weekend festivities.  First we worked at our basketball booth.  We sold Russian Pancakes at our booth to raise money for our trip to Florida.  We are playing in a tournament in Daytona Beach.  We are pretty excited about it.  Then we spent some time walking around and enjoying all of the booths.  We tried a lot of different food including New Years Cookies and Verenike.  We also listened to some of the music performers.  We had a really good time.

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