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D.C.’s Take: All 18 Marvel Movies Ranked!

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With “Avengers: Infinity War” coming out next Friday, and pretty much kicking off the summer movie season, it might be the right time to take a look at the 18 films that have already come out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Nearly every film brought so... More »

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D.C.’s Take: “A Quiet Place”

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Imagine if you were in the world of recent thriller “A Quiet Place.” You have to stay silent in everything you do in order to keep yourself and others alive. I don’t know about you, but as someone who normally doesn’t say that much, staying quiet to not attrac... More »

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D.C.’s Take: “Ready Player One”

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I wish I was born in the 1980s. Whether it’s with film or music, I do appreciate what that decade has to offer. But can an entire movie, helmed by a genius filmmaker, handle all that greatness? I think it can. The highly anticipated fantasy adventure “Ready Pl... More »

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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 »