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Theatre seniors reflect on their final performance

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On Saturday, March 24, the theatre department presented its final performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.” As the conclusion of the 2017-2018 theatre season, it was an emotional night for many of the performers, but especially for the seniors. “Now that I’m a sen... More »

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The Nutshell (March 30)

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The student poll section of the Beacon, “The Nutshell,” is back! Each week, we’ll ask you, the student body, a question, ranging from hot-topic news to Bethel-related trivia, and each week, we’ll publish your responses. On March 24, 2018, students nationwide p... 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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Portillos: A staple of Chicago here in Mishawaka

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On Monday, March 19, a new Portillos restaurant officially opened for business here in Mishawaka. Portillos is famous in Chicago for its Chicago-style hot dogs, though it has many other food options as well. Staff and students alike attest that Portillos is ex... More »

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D.C.’s Take: “Love, Simon”

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If you take a look back at the films in the coming-of-age genre, there haven’t been a lot representing the gay community, let alone a wide release that isn’t offensive in some way, shape or form. We just had one of my favorite movies of last year, “Call Me by ... 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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D.C.’s Take: “A Wrinkle In Time”

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As I was watching Disney’s latest fantasy film “A Wrinkle in Time,” there was a part of me thinking this wasn’t going to end up in what I like to call the “Live-Action Disney Big-Budget Barrel.” That’s the domain of Disney movies that, despite their huge budge... More »

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D.C.’s Take: ‘Game Night’

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Any typical night spent hanging out with your friends may involve drinking, meaningful conversations and playing fun games like charades or Pictionary, to name just a couple. And, of course, make sure nothing goes wrong during the night, otherwise, just like t... More »

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D.C.’s Take: “Black Panther”

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Just like last year, 2018 is going to be a huge year for comic book movies. And when you think about it, it’s shocking that we never had a comic book focusing on Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s creation Black Panther. If “Black Panther” doesn’t get people excited, I... More »

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D.C.’s Take: “The Cloverfield Paradox”

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If you were watching Super Bowl LII, you probably watched a quick TV spot from Netflix for the next film in the unexpected “Cloverfield” franchise. “The Cloverfield Paradox” was available for streaming on Netflix right after the game. I can say that’s probably... More »

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Bethel faculty, staff and students comment on upcoming net neutrality vote

 - Wesley Lantz, Joshua Goodwin, Emily SeCheverell, Clayton Sidenbender and Philip Arndt

On November 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai announced that the FCC will be taking a vote on December 14 on whether or not to repeal the Obama-era rules regarding what’s known as “net neutrality.” Net neutrality refers to a set of ... More »