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Letter from the editor for spring semester

By Abby Petersen  The Clarion staff knew this issue would be published on Valentine’s Day long before our print deadlines started to appear in our calendars. Still, when I asked my columnists, both single men, to write about love, they shrank back in their chairs and began to plead the fifth. I made them write about love, anyway. We all think about it. We all talk about it. We all argue about it, from pulpits and offices and computer screens. Love. The last issue hit the racks Dec. 6, so we’ve got a lot to catch up on in this fresh issue, including a certain rapper’s performance on campus, a projected $6 million budget deficit and an annual celebration of romance. This conglomeration of things may make you want to shrink back in your chair and plead the fifth, like my single, but brave, columnists. I want the variety of… Keep Reading

The secret to being single

Being single gets a bad rap on Valentine’s Day, but it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  By Samuel Krueger I laughed when my editor asked me to write a column about love for Valentines Day. I haven’t been in a serious, committed relationship since freshman year of college and now I am about to graduate in December. Nevertheless, I agreed. Contrary to what one might think, being single in college is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My first year at Bethel, I broke up with my high school sweetheart. Though the breakup was tough, it did not break me. My three year relationship was amazing and overwhelmingly positive. Prom, hour-long goodbyes, surprise dates down to Stillwater and pushing vis hours to the limits, I can honestly say that have no regrets. Moving on from that relationship was hard, but it was made easier once… Keep Reading

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