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  • 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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Snow!

So….it’s cold outside. Very. And here in North Newton it has been snowing on and off for the last 2 days, which has not made me very happy. Don’t get me wrong, I love the snow, I really do. I just prefer it when I can watch it falling and drink hot cocoa and read a book or something (sounds nice right?), instead of having a thousand things to do that require me to travel either on foot or by automobile outside where I freeze. Read More

More Music Department

Well, last Sunday was a very special day to me. We had our first band-only concert. I am proud to say that the audience was fairly large, especially considering the foul weather. Some of my in-laws attended (my two year old brother-in-law made the cutest remarks during the quiet parts heehee), and several people from my church attended. Thank you!I am also excited for this Friday’s convocation–the annual Messiah Sing! Last year the instrumentalists played on everything, the edition was new to us, and it was waaaayyyy hard. This year, the woodwinds are only playing on the choruses, so I have it easy. Read More

Conference is Under Way!!

As a follow-up to a previous post….The men’s and women’s basketball teams are both 2-0 after the first week of conference play! This is a great start for both teams and especially because both games were wins on the road. Thursday was at Ottawa, and Saturday was at Tabor. The Tabor game was an awesome win because the women’s team has never beaten Tabor on their home floor! Keep up the great work!!!

Warning!

I try not to complain about my schedule. (Though, I admit, I’ve done a good job venting about my finals if anyone asks.)And I’ve been debating whether I should even mention such a thing here. But I feel compelled to warn everyone of the rigors of my load; I do not wish it upon anyone else. Read More

Deutsche Weihnachten

Today we had our first practice for Deutsche Weihnachten. This is a pretty cool event, unlike anything else anywhere (except for Germany, they have them all over the place). Basically, It’s a church service entirely in German. The scripture readings are in German, the songs are in German, even the sermon is German (to be delivered this year by Austin McCabe-Juhnke). Read More

Music Department Happenings

This semester, the music department has been an exciting place to be. The weekend before last was a special concert where the Bethel College Chamber Orchestra got to play with the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra. We did some really awesome pieces like the Carnival overture by Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky’s March Slav. There was also an amazing baritone soloist and our very own Jim Pisano on clarinet. The orchestra worked really hard, and I think that the combined concert benefited both the Chamber Orchestra and the NMKSO. I felt like it was the best concert I have been involved in at Bethel–and it was very satisfying to perform. Read More

Be Prepared

The end of the semester is approaching, and this is the time when teachers will pile things on you at the last minute. Especially next week, which is the week before finals, there will be last minute projects, tests and quizzes, so hit the books and don’t stress, because the end is near.

Conference Play Begins Thursday!

For the men’s and women’s basketball teams, conference games begin tomorrow (Dec. 3)! This is when the season really gets exciting. In conference play each team plays everybody twice. So by the middle of January the second half of conference starts. But this week is when every game counts towards winning conference! Read More

Finals are fast approaching!

There is about a week and a half left until finals week begins! This is the time of the semester when everybody is flocking to the library, to the study rooms, as well as hiding in their rooms trying to finish the last minute projects that are due. Read More

It’s beginning to look like Christmas!!!!

I love coming and leaving the dorms and seeing the holiday cheer spreading rapidly. In Voth hall there is a well-decorated Christmas tree and garland all around to get ready for the coming of baby Jesus and that fat red jolly man that comes down the chimney with his many reindeer. Although I’m not sure how he will get into Voth without it having a chimney, but I’m pretty sure he will find a way. Read More