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Clayton Sidenbender

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Snowball Dance Brings in Record Crowd

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The Bethel University Student Council hosted the first school sponsored dance on Jan. 17.  While the council expected between 50 and 200 attendees, over 500 people showed up to the event.  “We had ordered food for about 180 people and we ran quickly out of dri... More »

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Student Council Raises Snowball Budget

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The Bethel University Student Council had their first meeting of the spring semester Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. After prayer and roll call the student body president, Paul Cooke, discussed updates to the dance.  The dance which took place inside Goodman Gym on Jan. 17 ... More »

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Bethel IT releases new app

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MISHAWAKA — The Information Technology (IT) Department released its new app to the Bethel University student body on August 23. While the app’s release date came as a surprise to many students, IT planned to create an app for many years.  What made the idea a ... More »

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Student Athlete of the Week: Gage Ott

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Everyone knows a team-orientated sport such as basketball requires a good performance from each team member. However, replacing NCCAA first team All-American Gage Ott, will be difficult. The senior had the best season statistically in his four seasons at Bethe... More »

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A servant’s heart: the Chris Hess story

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This fall, women’s golf coach Christopher Hess reached his fiftieth national tournament appearance as a head coach and assistant coach at Bethel College. Hess has coached teams in four Bethel sports since 1994: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf ... More »

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Student Athlete of the Week: Kama Hardy

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This week, the Beacon shines the spotlight on women’s soccer player Kama Hardy. She has been a star player from the moment she stepped on campus, starting all fifteen games her freshman campaign and leading the team in both shots (20) and goals (4). A common m... More »

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March Madness upset busts Bethel community brackets

 - Brianna Densmore and Clayton Sidenbender

For anyone even slightly familiar with college basketball, March is synonymous with one thing: March Madness. Every year, millions of Americans fill out brackets predicting who they think will win it all in the NCAA tournament, including many here at Bethel. “... More »

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Editorial: Chilling at the jazz coffeehouse

 - Philip Arndt and Clayton Sidenbender

Editor’s Note: The Bethel College jazz ensemble and jazz combo performed at their annual jazz coffeehouse on Friday, March 16. Two of our own staff attended the event, and below, they relate their experiences at this unique event. Philip Arndt:  Upon entering ... More »

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Student Athlete of the Week: Jacob Macri

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This week the Beacon focuses the spotlight on junior Jacob Macri. From the time he first stepped foot on Bethel College as a freshman, Macri has garnered attention around the conference and the NCCAA. His first season as a Pilot, he was named Crossroads League... More »