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A World Apart

Athulya and Tina are my adopted daughters. Isaiah and Josiah are my biological sons. But they’re all my children,” Andrew Rock said as he crossed his legs and shrugged his shoulders.

Sophomore Switch

A week into her sophomore year, Molly O’Toole was unpacked and ready to begin her second year at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn. Those plans changed drastically after one phone call, when she learned the head coach of the women’s basketball team would not be returning for the upcoming season. With this in mind, O’Toole packed her things and headed for Arden Hills.

Winter’s Tale

Professor Scott Winter has done what most professors only dream of — he put into action what he teaches. In this case, it’s journalism. He left the comfort of his desk and set out to employ the numerous writing lessons he’d given his students. He set out to write a book.

Not Just a Black and White Issue

Will Kah’s mind goes numb as everyone looks at him and waits for him to answer the question about race. He’s 21 years old at Bethel University and he’s the only black student in class.

Curtain Calling

Kathy Nevins leads her fellow cast mates in prayer and warm-ups before rehearsal begins in the black box theater for Bethel’s fall production: God of Isaac by James Sherman. At age 66, the Bethel psychology professor of over 30 years is pursuing a B.A. in Theatre Arts, having performed in roughly 25 Bethel theater productions.

A Place to Heal

Freshman Kristen Stucker found herself in her room on October 1, knowing her roommate was gone for the weekend. She collapsed from a mental breakdown when she heard the news that nine students were shot dead that day at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. Stucker’s parents called to say that her sister Brenna, who attends another university in Oregon, was okay.

Building a Future

It’s not unheard of for colleges to offer classes for students with intellectual handicaps. This year, however, Bethel became the first accredited university to add the residential component as a part of what is called the BUILD program.

The Suite Life

For the first time in Bethel history, freshmen students are living in Lissner, in a six-person suite-style dorm that has previously been reserved for sophomore and upperclassmen housing.

Being Gay at Bethel

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