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Freshman Parents Reflect on Move-in

Freshman Megan Olson embarked on a 20 mile journey from her home in Maple Grove to transition to life at Bethel. Megan Olson’s parents weren’t surprised by all of the help, but the enthusiasm and energy of the move-in crew caught them off guard. Keep Reading

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The Boys of Fall

Bethel University’s football roster looks a little different this year and it’s not because of the new talent stepping out onto the field or past players taking on different positions. Rather, it’s their headshots that are causing people to look twice. Keep Reading

Opinion

5 Lies Christians Believe About Dating

Jenny Hudalla | Editor-in-Chief Published in Issue 12 of The Clarion 2014 – 2015 When it comes to dating, today’s young people are hit with a hurricane of well- intentioned advice. Besides fielding endless questions about relationship goals, post- graduation on plans and marriage, college couples have to sort through a stack of pointers that will supposedly help them achieve roman c success. But some of these pearls of wisdom are not jewels at all — in fact, some of the so-called truths that have been imparted to me and my boyfriend of six years during our time at a Christian college have been unhealthy, untrue and outright dangerous. Here are just a few pieces of advice we’ve learned to stay away from: You should complete each other. In a culture that glorifies grand romantic gestures, it’s no surprise that the phrase “you complete me” makes most of us swoon. While… Keep Reading

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Cultural Connections Center: Set to Open Next Fall

New space in Clausen Center aims to promote understanding, friendship and shalom. Jenny Hudalla | Editor-in-Chief Cherie Suonvieri | Managing Editor Published April 16, 2015 in The Clarion. When Hmong-American student Johnny Yang arrived on Bethel’s campus, it didn’t take long for him to realize something was missing: a safe place for him to process his identity as a student of color. Four years and many petitions later, Yang finally gets to see that dream become a reality. On March 30, Bethel announced that a long-awaited Cultural Connections Center would open next fall. According to Leah Fulton, associate dean of intercultural student programs and services, the CCC is a Christ- centered community space created to promote understanding, friendship and shalom. “It feels great to finally see this happen,” said Yang, who still carries memories of uneasiness and trauma during his time at Bethel. The community fostered by the CCC, he… Keep Reading

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