PHOTO BY SARAH PEMBERTON The Symphonic Band trombone section lays down the bass lines of the pieces for the ensemble.

Special guests to join Symphonic Band

The Northwestern College Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy McGarvey, will be performing a concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Christ Chapel. All 48 members of the ensemble and several guest performers will be featured in Friday’s event. The concert doesn’t have a specific theme, and McGarvey said the pieces selected will offer a wide variety more »

Dustin and Brittany Hamm welcomed Madison Jay on March 26.

Hamms welcome new resident to Coly

The Northwestern Residence Life department recently welcomed a new addition to its family. At 10:46 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, Resident Director of Colenbrander Hall Dustin Hamm and his wife, Brittany, were blessed with the arrival of Madison Jay Hamm. Madison Jay, or “MJ” for short, weighed in at eight pounds, six ounces and measured more »

Photo Submitted: Sophomore Erin Van Horn is the sole member of the Northwestern College rodeo team. She recently competed in Brookings, S.D.

Van Horn is one-woman wrangling crew

When people picture a sports team, they normally picture a group of people in matching uniforms, a coach and a peppy chant before they go out onto the field. For sophomore Erin Van Horn, her team is just her. Northwestern has a rodeo team, a one-woman rodeo team. Van Horn was born into a rodeo more »


Beacon Abroad: Oman

In Oman, we hiked Wadi Shab. Wadi, means valley here or a water valley. There are Wadi’s all over because of the mountainous terrain. Wadi Shab is about a two-hour hike in and two-hour back out. About half way into the hike, we all stripped down into our suits and jumped off a rock into more »


New program means new opportunities

Online learning has become a fast-growing market in higher education, and Northwestern is contributing to this trend. Northwestern has been working on putting together a graduate program for educators who are looking to further their degrees. The process of planning, researching and developing the new program began approximately the last three years ago. The process more »

Arts & Culture

‘Winter Soldier’ takes box office by storm

‘Winter Soldier’ takes box office by storm

This past weekend, “Captain America: Winter Soldier” stormed into theaters across the world. It set a new record for the most money made in an opening weekend in the month of April by a significant amount and left a wide age range of moviegoers satisfied with the experience and eagerly waiting for more. In this more »


Publication has untapped potential

Publication has untapped potential

Cardboard Magazine is in a complicated situation. Initially a Northwestern-based blog, Cardboard Magazine has been gradually changing and improving throughout the past year. It has grown from a simple blog with a few hundred views to a magazine with an iPad issue and writers from colleges in multiple regions of the United States. However, the more »


Something new is brewing at The Old Factory

Something new is brewing at The Old Factory

For the past four years, The Old Factory Coffee Shop has been a meeting place for Northwestern students and community members looking for good conversation, a comfortable atmosphere and the shop’s signature pour-over coffee that many would consider to be the best in town. None of these qualities will be disappearing anytime soon, but big more »


Letter to the Editor: Michael Kugler

Do you know the old saw, “An academic abhors a silence, and must fill it with talk of some kind” Well, guess what. This discussion has been public, so a similar response seemed right. This year the subject of salaries has appeared twice in the Beacon, back in September and just this past month. Last more »


Raiders gonna raid on the golf course

On Monday the men’s and women’s Golf teams competed and finished third in their respective events. The women opened their spring season at the Midland Invite in Fremont, Neb. The men hosted their annual meet at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City. In their spring season debut, the Raiders shot a 384 collectively, finishing nine more »