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5 coffee shops to visit this weekend

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1.Dogwood Cafe Located in Northeast Minneapolis, this cafe was recently opened. It stays open until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, so it’s a perfect spot to get work done. This location has booth seating, with outlets included in each one, as well as sofas and tables. When you are ready for a study break, there are ping pong tables and games available. There are plenty of windows that provide natural lighting during the day and neon lights to set the mood in the evening. They even roast their own coffee. If you are looking for a cool environment and fun atmosphere, Dogwood is your place this weekend.   2.Diamonds Diamond’s is a retro-themed cafe, housed inside of an old building in Northeast Minneapolis. It stays open until 8 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on weekends. This spot has a full menu of breakfasts, soups and sandwiches. They also have…

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Keeping the ’90s alive

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Sophomore Zach Fisk runs an Instagram Clothing account that will one day lead to a brick and mortar presence. By Diana Clark It was all about the hunt. For 5-year-old Zach Fisk, it was about the hunt for Fisher-Price Rescue Hero action figures that were no longer being made. His parents, Paul and Heather Fisk, started taking him around to different thrift stores to find these toys. “It was a hunt. The joy of finding something,” Fisk’s mother, Heather, said. Now at 19 years-old, sophomore business major with an entrepreneurial focus, Fisk has turned that hunt into an Instagram-run clothing store called Thrift-fil-a where he buys and sells used vintage clothing. Fisk grew up in Bothell, Washington not far from Seattle. Besides starting to buy toys and electronics from thrift stores at a young age, Fisk had a natural knack for selling too. “I’ve always been a little thrifter,” Fisk…

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Finding a voice

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A survivor’s response to the Kavanaugh nomination. By Diana Clark I don’t remember any time before the first moments he felt entitled to my body. I don’t remember many moments after. New research has shown amnesia may happen at age 7. I was 8. I didn’t even know what sex was, before I was forced to do something that erased every innocent bone in my body. For years after, my mind felt like swiss cheese that provided me with many holes any time I tried to work through what had happened to me. While I cannot recall every moment of the four years I endured this trauma, I remember exactly how it started. I have never shared the details about how it first began with anyone before, not even when I shared the information with my parents years later. Truth or Dare. Outside on the self-constructed slip and side. Just…

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An empty office where laughter once resided

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How the library is processing a week after Erica Ross leaves By Lindsey Micucci What once was an office covered with clouds of cotton and a paper-crafted hot air balloon that hung from the ceiling is now empty with little remaining but thumb tacks and some filing folders. The office of Erica Ross, Bethel University Library’s Public Services Manager, was decorated by student workers summer 2017 to celebrate Ross’ return from maternity leave. It has been one week since Ross left the library to take a position as the new Access Services Manager at Mayo Clinic Libraries in Rochester, MN where she will be serving Mayo physicians, students and staff. Ross starts her new position on Monday, Nov. 5. Ross, 29, started working in the Bethel Library in 2007 as a student worker while she majored in psychology. During her sophomore year, she decided that she wanted to pursue becoming…

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Theatre and media production: reviewed and revived

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Program proposals accepted and certain cuts withdrawn By Emma Melling and Jasmine Johnson Since the Sept. 17 announcement of departments affected by budget cuts, the atmosphere within those departments has been bleak. However, there was a bit of hope and joy Oct. 25, as President Jay Barnes emailed the community to say that a theatre arts minor and a media production major will be reinstated at Bethel. In his email, Barnes explained that according to the Faculty Handbook, faculty members whose positions are eliminated for strategic reasons, along with their department chairs and program directors, have 30 days to meet with the president and provost to discuss “the missional impact of the decisions; and propose alternative methods to achieve final financial or strategic goals.” Faculty from the theatre and communication studies departments met with Barnes and Harless to discuss and review their proposed alternative methods to achieve the financial savings…

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Changes to presidential cabinet and leadership team

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New members for cabinet are sought out while others retire By Emma Melling There has been much change in the Bethel community this fall, and amongst those changes are shifting roles within President Jay Barnes’ cabinet and leadership team. Chief Financial Officer Pat Brooke is retiring and his spot will be filled by Amy Blaz. Michael Vedders will be starting as a new marketing officer, and a Chief Enrollment Officer will be hired as a part of the President’s leadership team. In the midst of a drop in enrollment for the 2018-19 school year, this Chief Enrollment Officer is being sought out to help make decisions about admission and budgeting for students. A committee to hire a Chief Enrollment Officer was launched toward the start of the school year. Philosophy professor Ray VanArragon is the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty member serving on that committee. “It’s such an…

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Bethel grad at 19. Princeton Seminary at 20.

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Former Bethel student takes her passion and talent to the next level. By Diana Clark Michaela Silvis never felt like she got to have the “freshman experience” the fall of her freshman year at Bethel University. Now that she’s at Princeton Seminary, she’s excited for what many students dread: a community bathroom in her dorm hall. Silvis started at Bethel when she was 17. “Most people forget or don’t know,” she said. “But in my head, [age was] going to limit me. It was so hard for me to say things and have authority.” Despite her age, Silvis was involved with activities all through her years at Bethel, including student activities, Shift, City Front, and multiple jobs around campus. Silvis wrote in her “What is Ministry?” paper, in theology Professor Erik Leafblad’s intro class, that ministry is “being present in another’s humanity and encountering Christ through it.” This was evident…

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Keeping the bubble safe

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The Clarion asked Director of Risk Management, Safety and Security Zach Hill and Bethel students about their thoughts regarding the new security procedures enforced this year. By: Lindsey Micucci and Emily Jan Clarion:  We are looking for more information on the new procedures that have been implanted this school year.   Hill: As a security team, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of all students, faculty, and staff as well as guests on our campus. We are making gradual changes within the security department so that we can provide an appropriate level of security for the community we serve.  Starting this academic year when the campus is closed (9 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.), we are requiring everyone to show identification. This includes all guests even if they are with a community member. We are also requiring all deliveries and cab services to be registered prior to gaining…

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By Sam Krueger Bethel’s Chief Budgetary Officer Admits Plan is to Just Wait Until Jesus Comes Back Gary Stevenson, Bethel’s long time financial strategist just recently returned from a 3 year vacation to the Cayman Islands. When questioned about the precarious financial situation Bethel is in, he looked surprised. Part of a church with an obscure eschatological interpretation of the Bible, Stevenson admitted that he just figured God would deal with it when he came back. In other news, he has organized a prayer vigil to pray for the financially devastated families and soon to be directionless faculty that he plans to lay off this year. Bethel Remembers Squeakers This last Monday a moment of silence was observed during chapel for the resident squirrel that was run over in front of Wessman Hall. Squeakers was a loving husband, friend, and father of 29. A memorial service will be held next…

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