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By Maddie DeBlizan On Jan. 5, I stepped off a New York City-bound plane and caught a turbulent taxi ride to 10 Hanover Square in lower Manhattan. I didn’t know a soul. I clutched my handheld alarm in my coat pocket the entire ride, just as my grandmother had instructed — just in case the taxi driver turned out to be a serial killer. The following four months, I waffled between sheer wonder and utter fear. But that’s how New York City works: one second you’re on top of the world, and the next second you’re clutching your personal alarm in your coat pocket, or stepping in dog poop with your brand new shoes, or running from a bearded man who is fast-approaching you with a sign that reads “free hugs”. One time, a woman next to me on the subway candidly reached into her bag and handed me a… Keep Reading

Letters from the editor

Letter from the editor

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. Keep Reading

Letters from the editor

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

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