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The download on Bethel’s I.T. department


Any good college has technology. And any form of technology is going to have glitches and breakdowns. It’s a consequence of our extremely rapid development in the field of technology: we innovate faster than we can perfect. To combat this technological gap, we... More »

Photo Essay: Cubs throw a party for the ages


Cubs throw a party for the ages Nov. 4, 2016 will forever go down as the day the Cubs held the largest gathering in U.S. history.  In fact, it’s reported that over 5 million observers lined the streets of Chicago to witness this once-in-a-lifetime experience. ... More »

Editorial: Why a 17-credit limit frustrates me


  This is the start of my fifth year at Bethel. (Well, it’s the third full-time year, I suppose, but who’s counting?) This means I’ve registered for classes a total of 10 times so far. And every year, one thing looms in my face: the ever-dreaded credit limit. ... More »

The method behind the madness of the senior gift


Question: how do you want to be remembered? I don’t just mean after you’re gone from this earth, but how do you want to be remembered here, at your alma mater? What do you want your name associated with years or even decades after you walked down the aisle in ... More »

The new My.Bethel


Thus far within our fall semester there have been several changes and new additions to our campus. So it didn’t take many of us by surprise when there was a new update to Bethel’s student resources site, MyBethel. The new page looks highly sophisticated while ... More »

Bethel College undergoing campus-wide REFOCUS


“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” –Ephesians 5:22-23 Bethel College is a Christian campus and seeks to exemplify the “fruits of the Spir... More »

Matthew’s effects reach Bethel students


Bethel College is not in hurricane country; however, its students aren’t necessarily exempt from the devastation hurricanes can cause. Many students and faculty have friends and family in the southeastern United States, right in the path of Hurricane Matthew. ... More »

Bethel professors comment on active shooter protocol


The Bethel Beacon is in the midst of  a series on active shooter situations on campus, sparked by the recent Fun Tan armed robbery on Sunday, Sept. 18. Reporters talked to various professors across campus about their reactions to the robbery, if Bethel has a p... More »

Commuter life at Bethel College


If you’re a residential student at Bethel, you’ve probably noticed those few random new faces that pop up in class. After class you look for them in your dorm but they’re never to be found; they, my friend, are commuter students! The life of a commuter at Beth... More »