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From the Assistant Editor

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Hello Bethel Readers,  Thank you so much for taking the time to read what we have worked so hard on. I hope you enjoyed my crosswords. I’ve had a blast making them. They were difficult because I did them by hand. This is an experience I recommend fully. I’d st... More »

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Opinion: Are Esports Considered Sports?

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MISHAWAKA—The emerging popularity of electronic sports, shortened to esports, has led a few people to call into question the validity of the field being labeled a “sport.” The trepidation is understandable; gaming is seen as little more than a hobby, and an un... More »

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Letter from the Editor

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Greetings Bethel,  The world recently noted the one-year anniversary of recognizing the COVID-19 virus as a pandemic. This time last school year, we were all at home, unknowingly awaiting the news that the rest of the semester would be completed virtually. Thi... More »

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Letter from the Editor

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Greetings Bethel community,  It’s been almost exactly one year since the previous print edition of The Beacon. We’ve all been through a lot during that time, as individuals and as an institution. Many of us have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic still wre... More »

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“Super Mario 64” Is Fun, But Disappointing Too

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MISHAWAKA – Super Mario 64 is a stone-cold classic of a game that, unfortunately, handles like a stone, too.  I know I was the one clamoring to play this game, especially considering its legendary status in gaming history as possibly the greatest 3D platformer... More »

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Ten Tips for Working from Home

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With the… never mind. We know what is going on. There’s only a couple more weeks of school left and it’s time to finish strong; here are some tips to help you out.   Have a Schedule   One thing that is affecting students the most is not having a set schedule t... More »

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The Last of Us II

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MISHAWAKA – The news of The Last of Us II’s unfortunate delay has had a mixed reception from fans. The leaking of game footage online has had Sony scrambling to block videos.  Despite being outside my usual range of review, this development has recently caught... More »

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Animal Crossing: Not as New Horizons

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MISHAWAKA – Yet another review of Animal Crossing is on the horizon, as that is all I have played in the intervening week of self-isolation.  Yes, I am still playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and still having a great deal of fun doing so. Keep your eye-ro... More »

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Review: Nintendo Direct Mini

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MISHAWAKA – Mar. 26 saw Nintendo release one of its miniature game presentations advertising all the news surrounding the company.  Though it hasn’t been a long time since the last Nintendo Direct, fans have been clamoring for one for quite some time; this is ... More »

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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MISHAWAKA – The popular animal-themed life simulator game has finally arrived on store shelves and is ready for players to jump right in.  First and foremost, I would like to make it perfectly obvious that I issued a shameful and dehumanizing squeal upon my re... More »

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Bethel Esports: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Esports, otherwise known as electronic sports, are competitions revolving around video games. This field of competition began with Atari’s 1980 “Space Invader Championship” and is growing quickly for its relatively young age, so much so that Bethel has taken a... More »