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Fear, Faith, and Food

Youth with a Mission, or YWAM, is a non- profit Christian missionary organization with offices across the world, YWAM draws students, both international and domestic, some of whom now attend Bethel. Given the intensity of travels students endure during YWAM, adventures of all kind, good and bad, are commonplace. Unique foods, close encounters with Muslim radicals and mosquito nets were all part of freshman Grace Gaitan’s experience in Borneo, Indonesia. Keep Reading


The things we do for (One)-Love

“It’s the Cane’s sauce really,” junior Nick Stern said. “Because at 5 a.m. when it was freezing, I was asking myself if it was worth it, but now that it’s over, I would do it again.” Keep Reading


Senior says he experienced police brutality first hand

Freshman RA Justin Giuliano arrested and jailed in Ferguson, Missouri over Fall Break. Jenny Hudalla | Editor-in-Chief Jared Nelson | Sports Editor Published in Issue 4 of The Clarion year 2014-2015 It was after 3 a.m. on Oct. 12, and a bleary-eyed Jus n Giuliano was staring at the inside of a jail cell in Ferguson, Missouri. Just a few hours earlier, his a empt at a peaceful sit-in outside of a QuikTrip gas station on had been met with police officers dressed in riot gear. “They formed a wall around us,” said Giuliano, who had linked arms with 18 others in protest of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot multiple times by white police officer Darren Wilson. “[There were] probably 100 guys with riot shields, batons, mace, tear gas and a BearCat armored vehicle. They kept saying, ‘This is unlawful assembly,’ and every me… Keep Reading


The Mystery Letter

Senior Kristi Lauwers woke up to a crisp Friday morning in her little house off campus. For the outside hitter on the Royal volleyball team, that meant game day and no classes. She reached over to her bedside table and grabbed her glasses. Then her phone buzzed. Keep Reading


From Awareness to Action

The Syrian civil war has brought about the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. This crisis has posed a great deal of concern and questions for a lot of people halfway around the world. Questions such as “I feel so helpless, what am I supposed to do?” are commonplace in the United States. Keep Reading


Council For Christian Colleges and Universities Sparks Conversation on Homosexual Faculty

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) consists of 400,000 + students enrolled in 180 colleges and universities across the world. Founded in 1976, the CCCU’s mission is “to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.” Along with 35 protestant denominations, and the Catholic Church make up the council. Keep Reading


Bethel Scorecard

In a recent ranking of colleges by the U.S. government, Bethel University’s score has people around campus raising their eyebrows. President Obama announced in 2013 that the White House and the Department of Education were working on a national college ranking system. When the results, called the College Scorecard, were released, Bethel’s score didn’t stack up well against similar schools in the region. Obama said the system is meant to evaluate colleges and universities on affordability and on return investment — the latter being information not many students know before choosing a school. Keep Reading


Crime Time

It’s 12 p.m. and the Monson Dining Center is at its lunchtime peak. Students are piling to get in line as Sodexo worker Geetha smiles, swipes and happily exclaims “enjoy your lunch!” Before stepping in line students plop their backpacks, with all sorts of valuables in stow, in piles against the wall leading to the DC. It seems second nature to students. Bethel isn’t known to have a large crime record, right?” Keep Reading


Andy Mineo

Celebrity spottings are not really a norm here on campus, but tonight, rapper Andy Mineo will take the stage in Benson Great Hall at 8 p.m. Mineo is in the midst of his biggest tour yet, Uncomfortable, named after his latest album released in August. Keep Reading


A Megamixed Path

Within the darkness of his editing suite with only the glow of the MegaMix reflecting on his face, Jordan Alamat struggled to comprehend the elixir of the adrenaline swirling through his fingers paired with the doubtful, unwanted feeling of being “Intern Jordan” any longer. Keep Reading

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