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A hopeful future for a harsh reality

“A Minnesota man can’t be charged with felony rape because the woman chose to drink beforehand, court rules,” a Washington Post headline reads after a sexual assault conviction was overturned in the Minnesota Supreme Court in March. The case, where a woman was sexually assaulted while intoxicated, was appealed due to a Minnesota sexual misconduct statute written in 1975. The statute states a person who sexually assaults another is guilty in the third degree if “the actor knows or has reason to

A painful and important journey: Efforts toward racial reconciliation

As BIPOC students experience the daily effects of systemic racism and injustice, Bethel University works toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. Nancy Alquicira grew up celebrating both Mexican and American holidays, reflecting both ethnic backgrounds in her food and family values. She knew Bethel would be different, but she came in with an optimistic attitude. “Unfortunately, many of my concerns about coming here were [confirmed], and in more ways than one,” sophomore Engl

The Egg: May 11th

Inspired by TheSkimm, longer than the e-announcements, created with your short attention span in mind. The last Clarion issue of the school year is out now. Look for the news racks all around campus to pick up the latest copy. Enjoy some amazing designs and stories about art exhibits on campus, a pastor with a big heart and skate culture at Bethel. If you can’t get enough of the stories in the physical paper, check out more of the Clarion’s stories on this website, including some funny podcasts

“A showcasing of Black culture”

The United Cultures of Bethel held a celebration of Black History Month on Thursday. Benson Great Hall was filled with Bethel students on Thursday, the red, yellow and blue clothing brightening up the space. The atmosphere was full of excitement as the students shared an important part of who they are. The event, organized by Black Student Union leader Jireh Babalola and United Cultures of Bethel, started with an opening prayer followed by a video featuring several Bethel students explaining w

BSG Candidate Spotlights

A quick look into the hearts and minds of Bethel Student Government President and Vice President candidates. By Ariel Dunleavy and Soraya Keiser | Contributing Writer and News Reporter The Clarion sat down with the running mates for Bethel Student Government’s presidential election Wednesday. Voting will take place Feb. 24. Alice Hong and Tarra Snyder are hoping to bring unity to Bethel as Student Body President and Vice President. Hong says that even though all students at Bethel come from d

Election party without clear results

The Bethel Election Shock Therapy Watch Party Tuesday night drew people from the left, the right, the politically curious and the just plain curious. Christopher Moore went to his professor’s home and joined his fellow students on couches and chairs for a watch party for the 1996 presidential election when he was a freshman in college. Now, as an Associate Professor of Political Science at Bethel, he is helping to host a watch party with other political science professors Andy Bramsen and Matth

Residence halls fight for men’s dance victory hands-free

Bethel’s residence halls go head-to-head for the Homecoming Cup without Getsch, Commuters or physical contact. Trey Adelsman somersaulted across the stage of Benson Great Hall Wednesday, a panel of judges watching every heel click, hair flip and headbang. All rehearsals had led up to this moment: the annual homecoming men’s dance competition. Nelson Hall had a reputation to uphold. Nelson choreographer CeCelia Simmonds, a senior biochem major, treated her team of 13 freshmen like a competitive