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Clayton Sidenbender

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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 »

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Student Athlete of the Week: Kamala Glenn

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This week, the Beacon sat down with junior biology major Kamala Glenn, a guard on the women’s basketball team. She improved statistically and led the team in points (15.9 PPG), assists (3 AVG), and steals (2.1 AVG). She also scored a career game high 29 points... More »

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Korean students speak on the Olympics unification

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North and South Korea shocked the world when they announced they had negotiated to compete together under one Korean flag in this year’s winter Olympics. The temporary unification has signaled mixed reactions from many of the South Korean people. Korean studen... More »

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Student Athlete of the Week: Erik Escobedo

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This week, Erik Escobedo gives the Beacon an insight into his life as a track and field athlete and how he has maintained his success all throughout his collegiate career. Escobedo is a seven-time NCCAA indoor and outdoor national champion, winning in three se... More »