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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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Congress has better things to do

As I discussed in one of my previous posts, I don’t think Congress should be wasting its time carrying out an extensive investigation into whether or not individual baseball players (namely Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte) took steroids and/or HGH. If you’re not familiar with the issue, just flip on your TV and watch Clemens testifying before a Congressional committee right now. Read More

TP takes stage — almost

Convocation coordinator Dale Schrag described Friday’s campus prank as “thoughtful,” but unfortunately the streamers creating a canopy on the stage of Krehbiel Auditorium had to come down to make way for a projection screen at the opening convo for the spring semester.

Chinatown in Chi-town

Just got back from Chicago a couple of days ago. I went with the Studies in Drama class for about a week, saw some shows, and got a feel for the cornucopia of cultures present in the city. I finished the journal that was required for the class earlier today, and I couldn’t fit the experience into 12 pages there, so I won’t try to do justice to it now. Here’s a little excerpt from the journal though, from the afternoon we spent in Chinatown: Read More

The obligatory “New Year’s Resolution” post

Over break, it seems VH1 has made an attempt to saturate the airwaves with the movie “High Fidelity.” This is fine by me; it’s a great film, and it keeps me horribly occupied, as I cannot turn it off if I see that it’s on. One of the funnier quirks of the main character (played by John Cusack) is a tendency to make top-5 lists of everything imaginable, such as jobs, break-ups, things he loves about a girlfriend, or songs he wants played at his funeral. So, in the spirit of the season, here’s my top-5 list of resolutions for 2008: Read More

Holiday Flix

One of my favorite things to do when I come home for the holidays is to go to the movie theater and watch some movies with my family. We do it pretty much every Christmas break, and this year has been no exception. So far, I have only seen No Country For Old Men and Charlie Wilson’s War. However, both are must-sees. Read More

German language and Backstreet Boys

A friend of mine sent me a note online the other day, reminding me I´ll be home in 5 weeks. Five weeks! That´s really soon…Miriam and I had a victorious moment about a week ago. We suddenly realized – somewhere along the line, we learned how to speak German! We aren´t sure when exactly it happened, or even how exactly, but we are now fully capable of carrying on (slow) conversations with (patient) Germans. Even with the Erasmus (exchange) students who speak good English, we´ve started talking in German more and more. Read More

The Mitchell Report

So if you haven’t heard, the Mitchell report came out today. And if you don’t know what that is, it’s the report put together by Senator George Mitchell that uncovers the apparently vast network of illegal substance use – specifically, performance-enhancing drugs – that has been pervasive throughout Major League Baseball for the last decade. The release of this document reminds me of a question I had at the outset of this investigation: How did this become a Congressional issue? A senator heading up the investigation? Read More

I Remember January 2005…

With all of this talk about an “ICE STORM” (buh buh buhhhh) I think it is appropriate to reminisce about good ole January 2005.It was a day that will live in …. my memory. I had just moved on campus for the duration of the interterm and spring semester. I didn’t really know of the girls living on my hall.My parents and I began moving things into my room in Voth Hall and all day it had been cold and drizzling. The next day everything was absolutely covered in ice. Read More

tribute to wiffleball

Everyone at Bethel knows that wiffleball is the greatest of all intramural sports. This year there are eight intramural wiffleball teams at Bethel, which means that there are upwards of 75 students particpating! With the tournament coming up this week I thought I would take a moment to write a brief tribute to this sport of all sports. Read More

Thanksgiving in Germany

I was all ready to have a quiet, almost non-existent Thanksgiving this year, but then everything changed. Read More