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  • Spring Semester

    Spring Semester

  • A Late Start To Tennis

    A Late Start To Tennis

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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Spring Break BaCk to the GrEeN

Spring break is the ultimate break for many at Bethel College, but the Monday after break is over seems to be one of the unity experiences at Bethel. Today many of the students were so excited to finally be back from their trips, see their peers and faculty members as well as sharing in one another’s stories about their spring break. The excitement and the joy that I have seen on everyone’s faces today is what makes me love Bethel College – because of the fun, warm and loving environment.

Spring Fake

I might still be frustrated with the way life works. Oh well.The Student Teacher Handbook tells me that I must follow the schedule of my cooperating school, not Bethel College. It’s really too bad then that our Spring Breaks did not line up. So while all the Bethel folks were studying and taking midterms, I took a drive home to Iowa. Most exciting event while I was home: Seeing The Steel Wheels in concert. The first time I saw them was here at Bethel as a freshman. If you like bluegrass, or americana, or beautiful harmonies, check them out. Plus it was a chance for me and my dad to hang out. And it was one of the best concerts I’ve seen. But then I had to turn around and head back to Kansas just as my modmates started driving south for Texas. Ugh.I’d ask for pity, but here I am, doing my student teaching thing, with a (mostly) empty campus, and I still love it. Read More

Spring Break

Around this time it is usually when many students take advantage of the break to do a service project through the school or the church. Many students have decided to go to Hati, Chile and Nicaragua. These opportunities are great ways for the students here at Bethel College to experience new things while serving others. These experiences and opportunities will allow each student to seek, serve, grow…Bethel College!

Developing an Individualized Major

Hi everyone! My name is Cassidy, and I’m a sophomore from Elgin, Ill. I’m currently a double major in “English” (more on that later) and Psychology, but that’s all about to change.I’ve got big academic plans for the next few years, and as of Tuesday, February 16, I’m one step closer. Someone upstairs (probably literally) passed the Individualized Major proposal, allowing crazy kids like me to do a lot more work in order to achieve their blended major dreams. Read More

The Aftermath

So, the great opera known as Die Fledermaus is finally over. Our Saturday night performance was the best that I could’ve hoped for and I’m extrememly proud of how everyone performed to the best of their abilities that night. It was a good journey with a group of people that became kind of a family to me, which is probably what I’ll miss the most. However, there seems to be too much to be done in the present to be nostalgic about the past. Read More

Spring on Campus

The weather is finally beautiful outside, and when the weather is nice, people start to come out of hiding. I love spring for that fact. On campus when the weather is finally nice after a looooooong cold winter, everybody enjoys the nice weather on campus. It’s fun to see the community because on the green there will be random games of ultimate frisbee. Between the mods and Voth there are games of touch football and groups of people playing catch with a football or baseball. When the weather gets even nicer–sand volleyball becomes a normal activity to take part in. It’s so exciting to finally have wonderful weather that we can get outside and be active in! Our campus is so beautiful, and it has space to offer outside activities. I’m sooo excited it is finally spring weather!!!

Die Fledermaus!

Well, hello, my faithful readers! It has been a few weeks, hasn’t it? If you read Ryan’s post, then you probably already have an idea of what I am going to talk about: our upcoming operetta, “Die Fledermaus”! This will be my second opera to perform in at Bethel. My freshman year I was in “The Magic Flute,” which was a lot of fun, so I was excited to have another chance to be in an opera here. I was also in the musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” last year (we alternate between musical and opera each year). You may have noticed I wrote “operetta” instead of opera. I’m not an expert on this stuff, but from my understanding, operettas are always more comical than regular operas and also have more dialogue. This is definitely true of “Die Fledermaus”–we’ve been rehearsing for almost a month now, and we’re still laughing during rehearsals! Read More

Being Social

I’ve recently asked myself, “what sort of situation must I be in that allows me to forget birthdays, social engagements and how to be social???”The answer: student teaching last semester of senior yearHowever– there are still wonderful campus activities and friends that allow me to excuse myself for some fun and relearning the art of being social. Read More

Opppeeerraaaa!

Hello again my friends. We have, once again, spent far too much time apart. Yes, I know, I missed you too…however, we dare not dwell too much on the past as there is so much going on in the present. Can you guess where I am? Well I’ll save you the head-scratching and pondering and just come out with it; I am, as usual, in the Fine Arts Center at Opera practice. Read More

Women’s Basketball

The end of February and the beginning of March is conference tournament time for basketball. This year we ended the season 4th place in conference, hosting our first round game. In years past we have played the ‘play-in’ game because we were at the bottom of our conference and had to win that game to actually be in the tournament. So this year was exciting to be ranked high enough to host first round. Read More