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Godfrey Mpetey has 10 articles published.

Godfrey Mpetey, 21, is our senior columnist for The Clarion. As a senior, Mpetey touches on current events such as politics, relationships, culture, music and sports from his own lens. Mpetey is a part of the Bethel Football team. His favorite topics stretch from social justice and activism to sports and music. His go-to news sources are The Ringer and Star Tribune.

Racial diversity and athletics

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Bethel student-athletes of color wrestle ways Bethel may foster a community fit for student-athletes of color. By Godfrey Mpetey | Sports Reporter In September, Kresge Courtyard highlighted the ignition of campus-wide conversations on race relations on campus. A rock painted by students from the Cultural Connection Center (CCC) to show solidarity with students of color at University of Northwestern, covered in white paint, spread with messages such as “Blue Lives Matter” and “BLM = Double Standards.” Football and track athlete Baeza Tensaie, alongside several players of Bethel football team, wished to display unity among the Royals have with their community. To create a prominent statement as a team, the group of players asked teammates to link arms together during the national anthem prior to the team’s homecoming game against St. John’s University. Their request came with resistance from other teammates. A frustrated Tensaie felt as some teammates could not see things from…

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Racial diversity & athletics

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Bethel student-athletes of color wrestle ways Bethel may foster community. By Godfrey Mpetey | Sports Reporter Last September, Kresge Courtyard highlighted the ignition of campus-wide conversations on race relations on campus. A rock painted by students from the Cultural Connection Center (CCC) to show solidarity with students of color at University of Northwestern, covered in white paint, spread with messages such as “Blue Lives Matter” and “BLM = Double Standards.” Football and track athlete Baeza Tensaie, alongside several players of Bethel football team, wished to display unity among the Royals have with their community. To create a prominent statement as a team, the group of players asked teammates to link arms together during the national anthem prior to the team’s homecoming game against St. John’s University. Their request came with resistance from other teammates. A frustrated Tensaie felt as some teammates could not see things from student-athletes of color and his…

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Bethel – UWRF NCAA Tournament Recap

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A game recap of last Friday’s first round of the NCAA basketball tournament against University of Wisconsin – River Falls. By Godfrey Mpetey | Sports Reporter The Royals’ men’s basketball team traveled to Rivers Falls, Wisconsin for their first round of NCAA tournament last Friday. Coming into the game, the Falcons were ranked number four in the nation and were awarded the first seed in the West Region. The Royal’s, off the heels of their MIAC Championship victory over St. John’s, were given the eighth seed in their region. The Falcons had an early advantage going into half, leading 39-29. The Royal’s struck back early in the second, gaining the lead on an 11-2 run headed by senior First team All-Conference guard Trevor Hall. The two teams went back and forth the entire rest of the second half before Bethel took a 68-66 lead with just under two minutes left.…

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Turn down for what?

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Bethel athletes share their stance on whether or not celebrations create a better (or worse) atmosphere to their individual sport. Godfrey Mpetey | Sports Reporter Inside the Robertson Center, the women’s basketball team battles Concordia College-Moorhead, hoping to continue their 10-game winning streak. Bleachers packed with Royals’ fans anticipate another victory. While the coaches and fans are eager to support, the bench creates a rowdy environment. The younger players encourage each other with constant screams and claps. Supportive of the players on the court, the bench celebrates as they watch the Royals’ defeat the Cobbers 74-49 last Wednesday. One of sport’s greatest entities is the celebration. Triumphs are visualized through trendy dance or the use of props. Soccer players surf through the grass while hockey players glide on the ice after a hard-fought goal. Regardless of the sport, fans look for sports to showcase of emotions on the highest level. Social…

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Numbers don’t lie: A history of men’s MIAC athletics

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By Godfrey Mpetey | Sports Reporter Dating back to 1920, The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) holds a  lineage of athletic accomplishments. The conference, which is home to 22 sports across the state of Minnesota, came into fruition with the inclusion of Carleton College in Northfield. Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. John’s University, St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas as its initial members. “The MIAC is one of the premier conferences in the country in terms of competitive success. The reputation (of the MIAC) is stellar because of the quality of product in the competitive arena and the way MIAC athletes act off the field as well.” –Bob Bjorklund, Bethel sports director Bethel University sports director Bob Bjorklund admires MIAC athletics for its level of excellence. “The MIAC is one of the premier conferences in the country in terms of competitive success,” Bjorklund said regarding the…

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