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Clayton Sidenbender

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Student Athlete of the Week: Haley Brown

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This week we get to know volleyball senior outside hitter Haley Brown. Starting in the middle blocker position, Brown brought herself to spots on the All-Crossroads League Second Team and Crossroads League All-Freshman Team her freshman year. For the rest of h... More »

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Oakwood’s main dude looks back on legacy

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Community at Bethel College will never be the same when Josh Hartsell steps down as resident director of Oakwood-Slater Hall at the end of the school year. Like David Slater and Bill Bemis before him, Hartsell has left an impact on hundreds of students and sta... More »

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Bethel rugby continues expansion with 7-on-7 team

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Since the debut of men’s rugby back in 2015, the team has continually pushed the limits to what they can do. In year one, they had a winning record, nearly beating a more experienced Notre Dame program. The also qualified for the National Small College Rugby O... More »

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Student Athlete of the Week: Samuel Biek

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This week, we highlight starting center mid-fielder and team captain of the soccer team Samuel Biek. Biek hails from a little town in Germany called Bad Endbach, which is an hour north of Frankfort. Biek has been an offensive force since he signed with the tea... More »

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Student Athlete of the Week: Kaitlin Elsasser

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This week we’re highlighting a notable defender in Bethel women’s basketball history: senior forward Kaitlin Elsasser. She recently entered the 500-rebound club during a game against Indiana Wesleyan, only the 20th Bethel Lady Pilot to do so. She currently ran... 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 »

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Bethel Student Athlete of the Week: Jaycee Bunner

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This week, we highlight Bethel College’s first ever NCCAA All-American for women’s golf: Jaycee Bunner. Bunner is a newer face at Bethel College, being a junior transfer from NCAA Division II school Armstrong State University. However, it’s taken her very litt... More »

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Student Athlete of the Week: Ryan Lutz

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Hello, Beacon readers! After an extended hiatus, the Student Athlete of the Week section is back! We’ll be highlighting a certain athlete each week, recognizing their accolades or what they bring to their team. Ryan Lutz, junior guard for the men’s basketball ... More »