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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

Concert Choir Tour 2015

Concert Choir Tour 2015

The choir's annual spring break tour took them into churches of various denominations in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, where they experienced amazing hospitality from an equal variety of people.
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Bethel in bloom

Bethel in bloom

It seems like we just turned around and suddenly it's spring all over the Bethel campus.
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Bubbert Awards 2014

Bubbert Awards 2014

The 2015 Bubbert Awards are coming on Saturday, May 2 -- read the post about last year's gala event.
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Getting it all done

Getting it all done

It's that time of year again, when The End is in Sight. Final concerts, senior shows and seminars, exams, graduation -- and then looking forward to what comes next, whether back to Bethel or all new challenges.
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The After Effect

MLK Day was so amazing. Out of the three years that I have been here at Bethel College, this year was the best ever! The support that was shown by the Bethel community as a whole is what made an impact on me, because this year the vibe wasn’t such as “oh this day is just for African Americans.” The day is for everyone to celebrate the life of a legend, and this is exactly what occurred on Monday. Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Every year Bethel College has some type of celebration in honor of Dr. King. This year was a very special celebration. The whole celebration centered around the speech that Dr. King presented on this campus in Memorial Hall about 50 years ago. Bethel was able to locate an audio copy of the speech that Dr. King spoke and professionally restored it along with getting the speech transcribed so all can have access to it. Read More

Interterm is already half way done!!?

So, it’s already the middle of interterm classes! Today I just took my midterm for my class, and I honestly cannot believe that we only have 2 more weeks left!Interterm is a unique aspect of Bethel. During the month of January, students take 1 class every day for the whole month. Usually the classes offered are different than usual semester classes. There are traveling classes (Europe, Costa Rica), different types of English classes (War fiction), some very interesting science classes (astronomy, animal behavior), and even a fun business class (Emerson Meets Management)…just to name a few! Read More

Interterm–a lot can happen in just 1 month

Wow, it’s been two weeks already, and interterm has been hectic. Who knew having one class for a whole month would be so full of reading and lectures? It has not been all bad, there has been fun and games as well.3 on 3 basketball intramurals has begun and the race is on to find the best 3 on 3 teams–men and women–on the Bethel campus. Also basketball has heated this below-freezing winter right up with both the women’s and men’s teams in top competing spots in the conference. Read More


Hey people!Greetings from Karlsruhe, Germany! It’s a ten-hour bus ride from Leipzig (Leipzig did not have free internet, and this place only has it for twenty minutes at a time in the lobby, so I must be quick), and we also stopped at Buchenwald concentration camp. That hour-and-a-half stop on the way here deserves far more time than I can give it in a blog, so it will have to wait. Read More

Guten Abend

Hello friends. Currently I am sitting in my hostel/hotel room in Leipzig, Germany, after another long day of traveling and singing. To be honest, I never really envisioned myself being in a position to travel around Europe with a group of my friends, staying in nice hotels and singing to people all over the continent. So far it has been a fantastic journey, albeit very cold and snowy. We have both of those conditions back in Kansas, but the cold here bites a little bit harder and there is definitely more snow here right now than we probably get in an entire winter in Kansas, and it snowed every day for the first 4 or so days that we’ve been here. Read More

European Choir Tour!

So right now I am sitting in the lobby of a Leipzig youth hostel. That’s right, folks…I’m also on choir tour! It has been wonderful so far! We have been in Berlin the past few days, and we just arrived in Leipzig today and gave a concert tonight–our fourth one in the week and a half we’ve been in Europe. I haven’t had much of an opportunity to see Leipzig yet–we’ll get a tour tomorrow–so I’ll focus mainly on Berlin. Read More


As the title suggests, we have made it to Berlin. What I have to say next I will type very slowly so you are sure to completely fathom the significance.ILOVETHISCITYDid you get that? Good. Literally the only bad thing about anything here is that the weather is terrible and cash exchange places are closed on Sunday leaving me euro-less the day before the night of the opera. Read More

Our month of travels

I’m making a promise right now to post some pictures once I return from Europe. But I can’t very well upload photos to a computer that I do not own.That being said, let me attempt to describe European Choir Tour so far. This trip, as my good choir-mate Clint Harris said, is one that happens every 4 years. For the three years in between the choir takes trips during spring break around the U.S. and (sometimes)Canada. This is big though. It wasn’t in my original plan to be on this trip…. I am fortunate to be on this trip. Read More

Check it out, guys: I’M IN POLAND!!!

Yes, I am in Poland, as the title says, and as my wanton capitalizing would have you believe, I am very excited to be here. My being in Gdansk, Poland, right now, as I write this, is a direct result of my being in the Bethel College Concert Choir. Every year, the Concert Choir goes on some sort of tour around the United States (maybe even Canada) to sing in various churches and learn various things about different parts of the country. This normally occurs during Spring Break. Read More