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Battle of the bands


Have you ever heard of the bands Released II, Scout and the Finches, the Dukes of Arggy, or Trash the Dress? Chances are probably not, but coming this Feb. 18 at 7pm these bands will be performing in Bethel’s very own Battle of the Bands. The event will coinci... More »



Do you feel like you don’t have as much energy as you normally do? Are you feeling sad or disinterested in things that usually excite you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing SAD – seasonal affective disorder. Google health s... More »

Students reach out and pay tribute on MLK Day


While Martin Luther King Day was filled with remembering and honoring the great Martin Luther King Jr. and all he accomplished, many Bethel students spent their free afternoons actively making a difference in the community. Many sports teams gathered together ... More »

‘Fighter’ more than just boxing


Fighters have a lot to overcome. In a family with seven sisters, a crack-addict half-brother, and a girlfriend pressuring him to look out for himself, “Irish” Micky Ward has a lot to deal with. Then he has to step into the ring and fight. Mark Wahlberg plays W... More »

PACrim off to a late start


In the air almost a day behind schedule, it was a slow take-off for all 22 world travelers on this year’s Pacific Rim Semester Abroad trip. Flight Delta 27 from Detroit to Hong Kong was canceled due to an ice storm in Atlanta that held back the team’s connecti... More »

New toaster


Looks like Santa pulled through for the students at Bethel College. That’s right folks, the Acorn now has a brand new toaster. “All I want for Christmas is for the toaster at the Acorn to work,” said junior Nathan Herrmann before Christmas break. Herrmann, alo... More »

Dr. Scott Johnson honored during memorial service


  About 50 people, including Bethel students and faculty members,  remembered Assistant Professor Scott Johnson, Ph.D., during a memorial service in the Octorium Thursday night, Jan. 13. Dean of Academics Dr. Dennis Crocker talked about Johnson’s value as a fa... More »

Toaster Trouble


It’s the best of times at the Acorn; it’s the worst of times at the Acorn. Anyone who visited the Acorn this semester knows they might very well find the toaster not working. “All I want for Christmas is for the toaster at the Acorn to work,” said junior Natha... More »

To stay or to go


Every year hundreds of new faces enter Bethel’s classrooms for the first time, most of them eager to begin life as a college student. Some of these freshmen, however, will not choose to return the following year. Bethel’s retention rate dropped three percent f... More »

Bethel to host blood drive


On Thurs., Dec. 2 Bethel will be hosting this year’s second blood drive through American Red Cross in the Goodman Gymnasium from 10:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. “One blood donation has the potential to help save up to three lives,” said sophomore Danielle Reilly, a st... More »