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White Christian Imagination event coming to Bethel

Pastor to discuss “how whiteness has disembodied the biblical narrative Monday. “White Christian Imagination: How Whiteness has Disembodied the Biblical Narrative” features church planter and senior pastor of Lighthouse Church Dee McIntosh and will take place Monday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Eastlund Room at Bethel University. The Bethel Reconciliation Studies program will host the event, which hopes to approach whiteness and its implications on society. “This work is about, ‘How do we understand this social construction?’” said Tanden Brekke, who teaches a course titled “European American Experiences, Whiteness, and Reconciliation.” The event is part of the reconciliation course’s guest speaker agenda but is open to the Bethel University community. Brekke hopes students will come with their questions and perspectives. –Judd Martinson, Clarion correspondent Keep Reading


Royals women’s puck opens MIAC play with humbling loss to Auggies

Behind aggressiveness and energy, Auggies roll to win over Royals in MIAC opener By Sam Johnson As the temperatures Friday evening were dropping outside, the intensity of MIAC hockey was rising inside the Bethel University Arena at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The Bethel Royals women’s hockey team opened their MIAC portion of the schedule against the Augsburg Auggies in a game brought out a well-attended crowd to support the hometown Royals. From the opening puck drop, Augsburg came out with a high level of intensity and energy. Combined with sloppy play from the Royals defense by not getting the puck out of their zone, all the momentum was with the Auggies in the early stages of the period. As Augsburg was flying down the ice looking for scoring opportunities, freshman Royals goaltender Mallory Tidona played a stellar first period, saving 8 shots. However, the Auggies got on the… Keep Reading


Fall 2018 Coeval taking shape

Literary magazine editors meet to discuss and choose content Monday. The editors of Coeval, Bethel University’s literary magazine, will be scanning submissions of poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction Monday to decide which pieces will be published in the fall 2018 edition of the Coeval. Writing submissions were due Friday. The meeting is exciting for the Coeval editors, as the latest edition starts to take shape. “I usually don’t have time to write or read anything if it’s not for class, so I love sifting through submissions and seeing how creative people are,” sophomore Coeval editor Jasmine Johnson said. –Emma Melling, staff writer Keep Reading


Women’s team gets second chance

Bethel hockey team play heads to Augsburg for rematch Saturday. The Bethel University women’s hockey team heads to Augsburg to play the Auggies at 7 p.m. This season, the Royals have an overall record of 1-3 after losing to Augsburg at home 6-2 Friday. The game was tied 1-1 after the first period, but Augsburg, now 1-1-1, scored the next five goals. “Conference play is always very exciting,” forward Bailey Thompson said. “Because each game is extremely important for playoffs at the end of the year.” –Callie Chase, Clarion correspondent –Photo courtesy of AJ Barrett Keep Reading


Hockey team seeks to even weekend series

After shutout loss, Bethel men get another shot to break  losing streak. The Bethel University men’s hockey team plays Augsburg University at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine at 7 p.m. Saturday, after losing 5-0 to the Auggies Friday night at Augsburg’s campus. The team is on a five-game losing streak and needs a win before moving on in conference play. Royals’ new coach Chris McKelvie had high hopes for this weekend. “This is the start of conference play so it is a great opportunity to get off on the right foot.  The players have put in so much hard work and are ready for the big challenge this weekend,” McKelvie said. – Sierra Smith, Clarion correspondent Keep Reading


Humble Halverson nominated for NCAA award

From All-American runner to community servant, Annika Halverson gives God all the glory for her success. By Sam Johnson Annika Halverson is soft spoken, but she isn’t afraid to speak up. She’s accomplished feats most people wouldn’t achieve in a lifetime, but she would never talk about them unless she was asked. She became one of the most successful runners in the history of Bethel University, finishing in the top three in all of Bethel history in the mile, the 1000 meter and the 1500 meter, with top 10 finishes in the 1500 and the 4×800 relay at the 2018 MIAC Championships. She not only displayed her kind and humble spirit on the race track, but also in the community working as a humanitarian by sacrificing hours of her time to partner with nonprofits to improve local communities. Halverson, a 2018 graduate of Bethel University with a bachelor’s degree in… Keep Reading


From backyards to big leagues

  A twelve-year-old’s side job transformed into a multi-service company. By Jasmine Johnson As a middle-schooler, Tanner McCarron knocked on every neighborhood door to pick up lawn mowing jobs. Nine years later, he now manages his own company from 250 miles away. Tanner’s Lawn Care Services ran for three years before McCarron partnered with his childhood best friend Nathan Bajema. The two combined their smaller lawn mowing gigs into one unified business to see how they could improve their sales and services. They changed the title to TNT Lawn Care, short for Tanner Nathan Total Lawn Care. Bajema and McCarron’s business started in local backyards near Sioux Falls, South Dakota where they grew up. Soon after combining his business with McCarron, Bajema decided to leave TNT and start working towards his passion for health care. Though he parted from the lawn care business, Bajema still helps McCarron with side jobs… Keep Reading


Bethel’s first round of Act Six scholars prepare to graduate

The scholarship that fuels the hopes and dreams of leaders. By Lindsey Micucci Act Six is a nationwide leadership scholarship program that seeks to affirm students who are seen as leaders within their communities, in hopes of encouraging those leadership skills to help make a difference in their communities and other communities in need. Based on the sixth chapter of Acts, Act Six looks to serve those who are in the margins. Or as Pang Moua, Diversity Inclusion Associate and Act Six Adviser, said, “Act Six looks to serve people or communities who are invisible or overseen.” This year, Bethel has now had 40 students and four cadres, or groups, through the Act Six program representing over 30 cities and 30 high schools. The first cadre of Act Six scholars will be graduating with a degree from Bethel University come spring. Ten scholars were welcomed in the fall of 2015.… Keep Reading


Volleyball team recovers after head-on bus crash

The Bethel University volleyball team won’t let adversity squelch its momentum. By Maddie DeBilzan After winning three of four matches in Naperville, Illinois and Whitewater, Wisconsin, the women’s volleyball team could finally sit back on the bus and rest for the long ride home. With a 21-5 record, the women had earned it. But shortly after they started their nearly-five-hour journey back to Bethel University, a pair of lights pierced through the wide Coach bus windows. The car was in their lane, headed directly towards the bus. According to the Rock County police department, the crash occurred at 8:12 p.m. when a Honda Civic passed the center line and hit the bus head-on. A 20-year-old woman from Waterford, Wisconsin was driving the car, with a 22-year-old man from Whitewater in the passenger seat. Both of them were pronounced dead at the scene. All 19 passengers and the bus driver —… Keep Reading


murses and fysicists

Though Bethel is ahead of the curve when it comes to combating gender disparities in staff positions, some majors reflect society at large. By Callie Schmidt Kallai Hokanson is the kind of person who programs a Flappy Bird game on Matlab for a school project and makes a promo video for it while other people analyze population growth. When Hokanson, A Bethel junior, tells people she’s a physics major, they do a double-take. “They’re really surprised,” Hokanson said. “‘Oh, physics?’ they say.” Bethel’s 2:1 ratio signifies that there are two female students to every one male student. But in physics, Hokanson is one of only five upperclassman female students in a department of 29 total students. There are no female sophomores. “Bethel is a reflection of society at large,” philosophy and gender studies professor Sara Shady said. “If we see gender disparity in what we’re majoring in, we’re going to… Keep Reading

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