Cramped in the basement of the Hagstrom Center adjacent of the mailroom, the windowless office bares a resemblance to solitary confinement. The walls, made of cinder block, are painted a ghostly white. The room is illuminated by a single bank of fluorescent lights that make the monotonous shade on the walls glow bright enough to cause a headache.
Last Saturday, you may not have seen hundreds of Bethel students decked out in flannel at the University of Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational, but you would have seen Bethel place third overall at the meet, the top finish for all MIAC competitors.
Within the darkness of his editing suite with only the glow of the MegaMix reflecting on his face, Jordan Alamat struggled to comprehend the elixir of the adrenaline swirling through his fingers paired with the doubtful, unwanted feeling of being “Intern Jordan” any longer.
It’s not unheard of for colleges to offer classes for students with intellectual handicaps. This year, however, Bethel became the first accredited university to add the residential component as a part of what is called the BUILD program.
It’s 8 a.m. as members of Bethel Student Government, Welcome Week, Shift and Pray First bust through the doors of BC 468 ready to move in the new Bethel freshmen.
Allegra Rose Berger shuffles up the muddy rocks, sacrificing her Bull Boxer wedge boots, tightly clinging to her Canon Rebel camera to find the perfect lighting and backdrop for her photo shoot.
This is nothing out of the ordinary for Allegra.
On Monday, September 21, Bethel’s Student Senate meeting had a significantly higher attendance than usual. Senate was being asked by United Cultures of Bethel to “step up” and pass a bill that would fund the Cultural Connections Center. The requested money would go toward a variety of resources including books and artifacts as part of the addition.
For the first time in Bethel history, freshmen students are living in Lissner, in a six-person suite-style dorm that has previously been reserved for sophomore and upperclassmen housing.
Because everyone needs at least one cup of coffee on a Monday!
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.