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.
So I have lived in Kansas for my entire life and love the change of seasons. I would be bored without the constant changing of weather that makes Kansas what it is. This weekend we had our first “snow” of the season, which I don’t actually count as snow because it didn’t accumulate and it wasn’t below freezing. It definitely caused a lot of excitement on campus though.
This weekend and this week are also the second round of Humans vs. Zombies. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry, it’s kind of a college campus thing. Like Facebook was. It’s basically a huge game of tag where you start with one “zombie” who “infects” (tags) the humans. The humans can stun a zombie by shooting it with a nerf gun or throwing a sock at it. The players are identified by a bandana around the head for zombies and a bandana around the arm or leg for humans. The humans are usually also identifiable by the huge nerf guns they tote around campus. I am not participating in this game because I hate being paranoid and would like to get to class without people chasing me, but a lot of my friends play and enjoy it.
Yes indeed, you’d better believe it. The team was started a few weeks ago by a couple of students, and they’ve been playing informal games on Saturday afternoons.
The game is played on the Green, and as in the “real” sport, players run around with brooms (or Swiffers!) between their legs while dodging Bludgers and trying to score goals past the Keeper.The Bethel games have done a pretty good job of sticking true to the famous Harry Potter sport, with the only obvious difference being that the game is played on terra firme rather than up in the air.
Hey Everyone! Okay so today is a day of chances and opportunities. The football team has their last day at Sterling at 1:30pm. Also the Volleyball team is playing in the championship game of their post-season tournament at Friends at 8pm. Both of these match ups will be intense and worth watching. The volleyball match will be streamed online also. The basketball teams also have games today. The men are in Nebraska and the women have a game at home!
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