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Reframing Engagement

I loved their questions the first time. Kasey and I have been married for six months, but engagement season still tastes like stale maple syrup in the back of my mouth. It’s not like our engagement was a Nightmare on Elm Street — too few black-and-red sweaters and no drawn out chasing scenes from clumsy burn victims — but it wasn’t a Field of Dreams, either: Kevin Costner never made an appearance, and it seemed most times the only people gathering from afar came to ask how excited we were.

Letter from the President

I get the impression that to the Student Body, the Board of Trustees seems like this large, mysterious body — a group of people who no one really understands. We, as students, sense that they are significant, but we are not really sure why. I asked a few individuals what they knew about the Board of Trustees and here were a few of the responses: “I know they meet,” “not much,” and “it’s a group of people with a lot of money.”

Dear Liberal Arts Education

An opinion piece from Trevor Erickson

Letter to the Editor: Being Gay Article

On August 24, English Professor Dr. Daniel Ritchie wrote a letter to the editor in response to the article titled “Being Gay at Bethel” printed in the Clarion last May. Dr. Ritchie’s letter is as follows.

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