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Welcoming the outsider

The following is an opinion piece and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Clarion, its staff or the institution. If you would like to submit a response or an opinion piece of your own, please contact clarion@bethel.edu. By Samuel Krueger Many of you know me as the Clarion’s token conservative writer. One of the hardest parts of being a conservative is our disposition for how things are. As a middle class American, I inarguably live in the best of all possible worlds. Why change it? I am not saying that the system isn’t unfair sometimes. I am also not saying that America is perfect – far from it, actually. However, I do think that change should be approached cautiously, conservatively. That is, I suppose, what makes me a conservative. I am not opposed to change. Change can be good, but I find it wise to err on the… 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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