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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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My awful weekend (and a few good things!)

It all started on Friday…I started to get a sore throat, and it hurt to play any instrument. “This has happened before,” I thought, “where I get some awful cold right before a forensics tournament.” In an unrelated event, a close family friend ended up in the hospital and was thought to not live through the weekend.Saturday rolls around and I compete in forensics all day–I was worrying about this family friend. I was also drinking 2 bottles of orange juice and at least 4 bottles of water because my throat hurt SO bad. I had a hard time speaking loudly, and when I made it to finals in DI, I nearly nailed the performance but my voice wanted to quit a few times. Read More

Basketball Season has Begun!

The women’s basketball team has began the season this week. We are 2-1 with two big wins this past Friday and Saturday. As a player on the team I am so excited for this season! We, as a team, are expecting great things–such as a conference championship!! We have all been working very hard and our hard work has begun to pay off. Read More

What happened to October?

It seems to me that I must have skipped October. Something happened and I think I blinked too long. Suddenly it’s November and this semester is on the downhill slide. I think I also missed fall break–I am so looking forward to that Thanksgiving week Wednesday with no school.Forgive me, I am just tired! Read More

An eventful weekend

Whew! This weekend sure has gone by in a whirl. You could say mine started Friday morning when I headed up to Manhattan to participate at NATS at Kansas State University. NATS stands for National Association of Teachers of Singing. It is a voice competition for college students in the West Central region, including Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. So, as I was saying, I piled into the car with four other girls participating in the competition Friday morning and made the 2-hour drive to Manhattan. It was a great opportunity to get to know each other better. Three other students from Bethel also participated–so overall we had 2 guys and 6 girls. Each of us sang in one preliminary round on Friday. One has the option of participating in either the classical division or the music theatre division–or both–and each division is also divided into classes, i.e. freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. Read More

Halloween Dance

Wow!!! So many people participated in wearing costumes this year which made the dance very interesting to be at. It was fun seeing a lot of students going all out to participate in the costume contest. All though I enjoyed the costumes, I will have to say the dance was really whack. I did not enjoy the dance at all, maybe because I am not a techno person, or maybe because the DJ kept playing really old songs. But I did not care for the dance very much, mostly because of the music selection. For the most part the Halloween aspect of it was great.

Feeling at home

Rain, rain, every day. That’s been how I’ve felt this Fall. It slows my day up a little and can make walking back and forth to class a little dreary.Yesterday morning I was late for work and running to my car in the rain, when. . . I took a mighty tumble. (ps- beware of shoes that were not meant for running, they will betray you every time.)When I fell, I hurt my ankle badly enough that I had trouble getting up and walking back to my room. I have to admit, I was pretty miserable as I slowly watched my left ankle swell and color throughout the day. Read More

WHAT!? No School?

Growing up in Kansas, the few and far between days of no school were highly cherished. Snow days were most often the reason for a brief break from school. I do recall one other ¨no school day¨ because a fellow classmate spilled mercury all over our science lab in Middle School. However, never in my life have I not had school because of a demonstration!Last Wednesday, all classes at the University of San Francisco were canceled because there was a country-wide strike against the proposed education law in Ecuador. All university students were invited to participate in the march to the President´s Palace in downtown Quito. I did not participate as it is illegal for foreigners to partake in demonstrations outside of their own country, but I heard many streets were shut down and thousands of students and faculty of universities across Ecuador flooded the plazas and streets outside of the President´s Palace. So what is this proposed education law? Read More

Reflections on Fall Break

I come to this message a bit scatterbrained. A little confused (where did October go?) Perhaps not the most rested.Fall Break did bring welcome respite; I got to go home and visit my parents, who are struggling with an empty nest now that my younger sister is doing service in England. I got to see old friends who live too far away, and spend time in one of my favorite places.And all that was wonderful, and needed.But did I get any homework done? Not a chance… Read More

A Welcome Respite

Midterms are over. Fall Break kicks off right as my last class of the day ends, which means come 3:50, I have no responsibilities until next Wednesday. Well, ok, scratch that, I still have a few things to do this long weekend. I’m heading back to Manhattan, my hometown, tomorrow so I can get started on a fundraiser for European Choir Tour (I need to do a big fundraiser if I expect to put a dent in the $3000 dollar cost for that trip), and I have to report in to my new job as a dinner cook on Tuesday, and I of course have reading and maybe other homework for classes before Wednesday. But right now, I need this break, and it couldn’t start on a better day. Read More

An athlete in training

Wow, it’s been too long since I last posted! I feel like I’ve been neglecting my duties here. September seems to have gone by in a breeze, and October is well on its way!A lot has happened since I last posted, but there is one recent development in particular that I would like to talk about today: I joined cross country! Yes, it is the middle of the season, but I ran a half-marathon 3 weeks ago–a life-changing experience that I just wasn’t ready to let go of yet. I decided I needed something else to keep me motivated to continue running every day. When I found out the women’s team was just one short of having a full team, I thought, well, why not?? Read More