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A message from Barnes and Allen

President Jay Barnes and president-elect Ross Allen work together to create Bethel’s virtual community.  By Molly Korzenowski Jay Barnes laughed as the cuckoo clocks in his...

Ep. 19: Life is Leadership

Online physics labs, leaders who make mistakes and the true inventor of Texas Toast

What to read, watch, listen to and eat while stuck in quarantine

With online classes and the shelter-in-place order keeping everyone at home, we all have had quite a bit more time on our hands than...

Ep. 18: Life is Coming Home

Jigsaw puzzles, international flights and working from the spare bedroom.

Classes to be graded with pass/fail system

A faculty email from Associate Provost Deborah Sullivan-Trainor Wednesday night announced that 'pass/fail' will be the default grading system for most spring semester classes. By...

Quarantine Intro Survey

Bethel has gone online for the rest of the semester, and all students are vacating their dorms. Is anyone excited for online learning? Is...

News

A message from Barnes and Allen

President Jay Barnes and president-elect Ross Allen work together to create Bethel’s virtual community.  By Molly Korzenowski Jay Barnes laughed as the cuckoo clocks in his...

Classes to be graded with pass/fail system

A faculty email from Associate Provost Deborah Sullivan-Trainor Wednesday night announced that 'pass/fail' will be the default grading system for most spring semester classes. By...

Bethel to transition to virtual learning through end of semester

A community-wide email sent Wednesday morning explained the university's decision to deliver all classroom instruction through a virtual medium in response to COVID-19. By Zach...

Wondering how online classes will work? Here’s what professors have to say.

Clarion staff members reached out to professors to gauge how different departments will operate amidst the recent announcement of a two-week online education period.  By...

MIAC cancels spring sports

By Joe Hiti The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has canceled its spring sports season amidst the global coronavirus pandemic. Bethel University has already put a plan...

Lifestyle

What comes next

A Bethel volleyball player shares what it feels like to lose and keep going.  By Macie Gavic The ball pounded the floor with a slap as...

One for the money, two for The Show

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to pull off the longstanding Welcome Week favorite. By Emma Harville...

The final welcome

President Jay Barnes has been welcoming new freshmen as they drive onto campus for the past 11 years, but due to his...

More than a Bible study

By Zach Walker 162 Minnesota Hispanics attended the 7th Spanish-Speaking Seminar for Pastors and Leaders March 30, with...

Built-in best friends

Halle and Hadley Rittgers share what it’s like to be twins Interview and photo by Laura Osterlund

Sports

MIAC cancels spring sports

By Joe Hiti The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has canceled its spring sports season amidst the global coronavirus pandemic. Bethel University has already put a plan...

Dear sports

Why do sports matter? We don’t always have the same answer. Dear sports is a column that features different perspectives from Bethel on what...

Learning the playbook

Kolja Thielmann, a 22-year-old Air Force veteran began his college journey at Bethel this spring. He wants to work his way onto the football...

All for run and run for all

Bethel's track team has been taking off during their indoor season. The men’s and women’s 4x400 teams have been on fire as they get...

Bethel baseball gets the bats going before spring break trip

By Joe Hiti The men's baseball team started their season last week after three two-game series played at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this past...

Opinion

Quarantine Intro Survey

Bethel has gone online for the rest of the semester, and all students are vacating their dorms. Is anyone excited for online learning? Is...

Is the Education System Broken?

By Sierra Beilby When I student taught at Minnetonka High School, I recognized myself in my 10th graders. I pretended like I didn’t; I had...

The lonely way back

Having changed after a semester abroad, you find everything else has changed, too. By Laura Osterlund Everything is different. You’ve changed, but so has everyone else....

And there aren’t enough lifeboats for all of us

By Sierra Beilby I never cried at the love scenes in The Titanic. I never cared about Jack and Rose—they are both overly curated characters,...

Why sports matter

Sports mean more to us than we realize. Why sports matter is a new series where the Clarion will feature different opinions on why...

Multimedia

Housing for all

Cabinet affirms innovation proposal for on-campus living requirement By Jasmine Johnson During the November community gathering, Innovations Working Groups presented possible proposals they could implement to...

#TFTB: What is your worst habit?

https://youtu.be/UOLSJqqGMDM In the words of Trevor Limberg, “I always say I’m going to take some time to relax, but then I’m on my phone just...

#TFTB: What is the worst date you’ve ever had?

In the words of Mikayla Gratz: “We didn’t talk at all. It was very uncomfortable. At the end I gave him knucks.” From uncomfortable movies to spilled milkshakes, Bethel students talk about their worst dates in this installment of Thoughts from the Bubble.

Welcoming the new class

A look at Welcome Week and more about Bethel's newest students.

Photo gallery: Looking for the eclipse

Nearly 100 people gathered outside Bethel's Community Life Center to receive free eclipse glasses from the physics and engineering departments.

Podcasts

Ep. 19: Life is Leadership

Online physics labs, leaders who make mistakes and the true inventor of Texas Toast

Ep. 18: Life is Coming Home

Jigsaw puzzles, international flights and working from the spare bedroom.

Ep. 17: Life is Disease

COVID-19, online classes and talking your body out of getting sick. 

Ep. 16: Life is Crime

Prison 5Ks, traffic cops and eating donuts off the road.

Ep. 15: Life is Music

Church rappers, Rascal Flatts and writing lyrics in middle school textbooks.

A message from Barnes and Allen

President Jay Barnes and president-elect Ross Allen work together to create Bethel’s virtual community.  By Molly Korzenowski Jay Barnes laughed as the cuckoo clocks in his...

Ep. 19: Life is Leadership

Online physics labs, leaders who make mistakes and the true inventor of Texas Toast

What to read, watch, listen to and eat while stuck in quarantine

With online classes and the shelter-in-place order keeping everyone at home, we all have had quite a bit more time on our hands than...

Ep. 18: Life is Coming Home

Jigsaw puzzles, international flights and working from the spare bedroom.

Classes to be graded with pass/fail system

A faculty email from Associate Provost Deborah Sullivan-Trainor Wednesday night announced that 'pass/fail' will be the default grading system for most spring semester classes. By...

Quarantine Intro Survey

Bethel has gone online for the rest of the semester, and all students are vacating their dorms. Is anyone excited for online learning? Is...

Bethel to transition to virtual learning through end of semester

A community-wide email sent Wednesday morning explained the university's decision to deliver all classroom instruction through a virtual medium in response to COVID-19. By Zach...

Ep. 17: Life is Disease

COVID-19, online classes and talking your body out of getting sick. 

World class gardener

History professor Amy Poppinga brings interfaith dialogue from her view as a Christian historian of Islam at Bethel University. By Sierra Smith  Amy Poppinga woke up...

Wondering how online classes will work? Here’s what professors have to say.

Clarion staff members reached out to professors to gauge how different departments will operate amidst the recent announcement of a two-week online education period.  By...