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Maddy Simpson is a journalism and finance double major who is passionate about telling peoples’ stories. She thinks heater blankets are the greatest invention, speed walking the greatest sport and Friday afternoons the greatest time for a nap.


Christine Ramstad is an old soul who loves musicals, books and music. When she isn’t doing impressions of her friends, you can find her antiquing or singing and dancing. She loves comedy, listening to podcasts and collie dogs.


Abby Petersen enjoys indie bookstores, iced coffee and deadlines. She’s most passionate about social and environmental justice, especially in Native American communities. In her spare time, she watches reruns of The Office with a can of Mountain Dew in hand.


Beret Leone is a junior journalism major with a theatre arts and media productions minors. She’s most passionate about arts and culture. Will aggressively sing in the shower, the car and any stairwell available.


McKenzie Van Loh is a junior studying communication and journalism. She is an RA in Getsch this year. In her spare time she loves running and climbing trees.


Lauren Williamson is a graphic design major and studio art minor who will doodle on any available surface if given a Sharpie. She loves chocolate, hates Minnesota winters, and has a hairless dog named Finnick.


Danny Schmitz will finally graduate this spring. He loves sarcasm, friends and questions. One time, his lung collapsed while he was walking to class.


Lauren Teigen is a business marketing major and a studio art minor. She enjoys music and making the most out of the situations that she’s in.


Bailey Wachholz is from Nisswa, Minn. and is majoring in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics. She is a senior at Bethel and this is her second year as the Advertising Manager of The Clarion.

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