Truth Matters.

Category archive

Culture Arts & Lifestyle - page 2

What it feels like … (sports edition)

  [Editor’s note: “What it feels like” is a new Clarion series – inspired by Esquire magazine – written by reporters who want to share the stories of the Bethel students you pass by in the hall every day. – Maddie DeBilzan, editor.] What it feels like … to get checked into the boards The puck soared off the Bethel University hockey player’s stick and headed straight for the boards. The referee’s whistle was about to stop the play with an icing call. Unless, the puck could be stopped. Sarina Goos, a senior forward, skated across the ice as fast as she could. She was neck and neck with her opponent in an all out sprint. “I was just looking at the puck, trying to get there and beat her out, when all of a sudden I was on the ice,” Goos said. Despite the rules of the game which state checking is… Keep Reading

One body event Tuesday night

Panelists answer questions on faith-life and community. One Body – a Q&A panel with Pastor Dan Adler, Pastor Edrin Williams, Ann Vu, Scott Soshay, and Mari Torres – will be held in The Underground at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The 90-minute discussion is a new event put on by United Cultures of Bethel and Student Ministries. The six panelists will answer questions surrounding culture and community. It is open for students to ask questions about how culture impacts their faith community at Bethel. Food and worship will accompany the discussion panel. “Our hope and prayer for this event is that people come with open hearts, ready to learn more about our own cultures and celebrate the differences in the cultures of others as well,” said Jessica Nafe, Executive Director of Student Ministries. –Chloe Peter, Clarion correspondent Keep Reading

Culture Arts & Lifestyle

Bethel grad at 19. Princeton Seminary at 20.

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… Keep Reading

Three animated films for fall break

Bethel University students can make the most of a Friday off by catching up on homework, or they could dig into some classic animated movies to inspire themselves to do that homework during the weekend. Inquiry class sophomores suggest these three: Cuteness Overload Despicable Me (2010) can simply be described as the opposite of despicable.  It tells the story of an evil villain who grows to love three young orphaned girls, the cutest group of girls anyone will ever see on a movie screen. The youngest girl, Agnus, will literally tug at the heartstrings when she does something cute, such as when she wins a stuffed unicorn and screams, “It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!” It kind of makes you wanna die, of cuteness overload. Basically, if you don’t plan on watching this movie, then just consider yourself a hater of cute adopted orphaned girls that turn a hard evil villain… Keep Reading

Culture Arts & Lifestyle

“The craziest, best day ever”

An inside look at the hearts and hands behind welcome week By Jaimee Hood and Molly Korzenowski Marisa Griner, a welcome week crew coordinator and senior, waved triumphantly as a car pulled up in front of freshman hill on move-in day Aug. 23. Standing in the road with a black headset and a smile, Griner is where she is supposed to be. Until a golf cart sweeps her away to the west parking lot. Although move-in day activities officially started Aug. 22, Bethel students have been preparing since the application process began last November. Crew members worked 150 hours in just the last two weeks, Griner said. With three event coordinators, eight committee heads and over 60 crew members, students and faculty leaders worked hard to create a comfortable move-in atmosphere for freshman. Crew member Abigail Goetzman said a lot of praying got her through the long hours of preparation… Keep Reading

BUILDing towards the future

Program staff evaluate the next steps for graduate students.  By Jasmine Johnson and Alicia Dahl Whether receiving a fist bump from Daniel Cline or witnessing the epic dance moves of Kirsta Graf and Olivia Elder, the three-year-old BUILD program has added a new energy to campus. Eight students from the first graduating class completed the Bethel University Inclusive Learning and Development program May 2017. Among those graduates were Lauren Thysell and Ben Boatman. Since leaving Bethel, Thysell spends 12 hours a week cooking at Harvest Moon and working at Therapy for Me. She lives in her own apartment, but visits her mother, Cathy Sallas, whenever she can. As a member of the first graduating class, Thysell was featured in a 2017 Star Tribune article  that depicted students’ reflections of their time at Bethel. Looking back on the past year since Thysell’s graduation, Sallas said enrolling her daughter in the BUILD program… Keep Reading

24 hours at Bethel

The Clarion spread out across Bethel’s campus April 26 armed with cameras, notebooks and tripods. Here’s a multimedia peek of 24 hours at Bethel. By Clarion Staff 12:57 a.m. Dr. Stephen Self, a professor of music at Bethel University, played the organ in his cramped office that overflowed with sheet music he has acquired throughout his 18 years at Bethel. The symphonic chorale “Jesu, Meine Freude” by Sigfrid Karg-Elert echoed through the tranquil halls of the Clausen Center. Usually, only the night janitorial staff hear the angelic notes coming from his fingers as they dance across the ivory keys. “I often stay this late because it’s usually pretty quiet,” Self said. “There aren’t usually any interruptions.” Self, a night owl by nature, used to be just the opposite. By 10 p.m., he used to be in bed. “It’s really funny to me because usually old people think about going to… Keep Reading

Go to Top