There's more to life at Bethel than classes & seminars

Beyond the green is a place students to share the joys and hardships of being a Thresher.

  • Mudslam, AKA The Dirtiest Volleyball You Have Ever Played

    Mudslam, AKA The Dirtiest Volleyball You Have Ever Played

  • Mod Life: Finding Fun Amidst Stress

    Mod Life: Finding Fun Amidst Stress

The End of a Tennis Season

The End of a Tennis Season

This past weekend were the conference tournaments for the men's and women's tennis teams. Unfortunately, neither team made it to nationals but that does not discount the great and successful seasons they had.
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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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Bubbert Awards 2014

Bubbert Awards 2014

This year’s Bubberts Awards were on the evening of April 12th. Bubberts was great as always! Everyone looked super spiffy and fancy.
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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

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

Into the Woods

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

A night at the Orchestra

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

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