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Journalism in a Christian community

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I’ve had many students confront me with views that seem to reflect a general misunderstanding of what The Clarion’s role is at Bethel University. Here’s a clarification. By Maddie DeBilzan I love Bethel University. I wear blue and gold to every Saturday afternoon football game. I love walking through the halls to see strangers holding doors for strangers. I love that I can leave my backpack outside of the Dining Center. I love saying “Hi” to people I barely know, and I love having roommates and classmates who push me to be better. I also love being a journalist. I love asking questions and having a professional reason to be curious. I love the adrenaline rush of having to submit a story six minutes after the football game ends. And I love piecing all my chicken-scratch notes together until a story is formed – one that’s honest, raw, and true.…

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24 hours at Bethel

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The Clarion spread out across Bethel’s campus Monday, May 1 armed with cameras, notebooks and tripods. Here’s a multimedia peek of 24 hours at Bethel. By Clarion Staff 12:14 a.m. Selina Pineschi sits in the dining center kitchen waiting to clock out. She wears dark lipstick and her eyelids are covered in black eye shadow. Although she has worked five nights per week since she was a freshman, and she spends the majority of her day listening to the wailing of a coffee grinder, and she goes home each night to do homework until 4 a.m., her soft giggles in response to a co-worker’s joke don’t show it. While most college students are wrapping up their homework around midnight, Pineschi is just starting it. The junior graphic design major only averages about five hours of sleep a night. “And that’s on a good night,” says Pineschi. 1:02 a.m. Sam McKeown’s…

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The Pull: City Pages editors talk entertainment journalism

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By Arts and Culture Staff Mike Mullen and Jay Boller, along with other editors, run the publication at City Pages, an alternative weekly publication in the Twin Cities. City Pages has been in Minnesota since 1979 with various owners, but is now owned by Glen Taylor and the Star Tribune. Mullen and Boller decorate the pages and website of each issue, be it Mullen’s politically provocative columns or Boller’s rock ‘n’ roll coverage. Listen to City Pages web editor Jay Boller explain his career:  Listen to City Pages news editor Mike Mullen explain his career:  Here are more highlights of what they had to say to Bethel journalism students Feb. 8 in CC325: M: I don’t expect people to agree, and they don’t. M: I first left CityPages five years ago because of the boss, he was not a good boss. Turnover was roughly 100 percent. The company at that time was…

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Tuesday, Dec. 6

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Current news from Bethel, Minnesota and beyond, brought to you by the Clarion. CALLIE SCHMIDT | NEWS REPORTER Bethel News Head to the Underground tonight from 7-9 p.m. for a dialogue around same-sex romantic relationships with Dr. Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, professor at North Park Theological Seminary, and Reverend Dennis Edwards, Senior Pastor at Sanctuary Covenant Church. Bethel’s International Justice Mission chapter is fundraising to donate to the Dressember Foundation. Dressember raises awareness about modern-day slavery and human trafficking. Purchase a pin for $2 in Brushaber Commons tomorrow and Friday. Art and Design students will be selling handmade pottery this Thursday and Friday in Brushaber Commons from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mugs, bowls, plates, vases and other ceramics will be for sale. Local News According to the Star Tribune, a wrong-way driver on Interstate 494 caused a head-on crash and killed two people in Bloomington Sunday. A security guard shot and killed a man during an…

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Wednesday, Nov. 9

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Current news from Bethel, Minnesota and beyond, brought to you by the Clarion. Abby Petersen | News Editor Donald Trump was elected President of the United States after taking more than 270 electoral votes, according to The New York Times. Read further here. Bethel News There is no pedestrian access for two weeks between the west three-way stop next to Heritage Hall and Freshman Hill. Facilities Management says to expect frequent closures of the area. Registration began Tuesday for spring and interim classes. Not sure when your registration time is? Check the registration packet here. Local News Authorities are searching for Nelson Geovanny Soto-Lopez, a man suspected of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl and killing a toddler, according to the StarTribune. Soto-Lopez was last seen in Arden Hills Tuesday morning. Read more details here. Minnesota elected the nation’s first Somali-American lawmaker, 33-year-old Ilhan Omar, Tuesday night, according to the Pioneer Press. Read the full…

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