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COVID-19 forced Bethel’s homecoming traditions to look a bit different, and faculty, staff and Bethel Student Government adjusted to keep up the school spirit with safety in mind.
“We were so blessed to be able to do homecoming this year. Certainly there were many stressful planning meetings, simply because we were unsure of all of the restrictions that we were working with and how interested students would be this year,” said Executive Director of Student Activities Jenna Christensen. …
By Emma Boley and Holly Haugen | News Reporters
The evening of October 31, 2020, members of the Frogtown community gathered outside at the Minnehaha Recreation Center for a Drive-Thru Trick or Trunk event. The air was crisp but that did not stop people from joining in on the fun. Halloween was a fitting time for masks to be worn- but instead of the traditional Spiderman masks or Scooby-Doo, families wore face coverings to keep each other safe. The Trick or Trunk event was successful and brought unexpected joy to the Frogtown Summit community.
[Editor’s note: “I don’t know what I’m doing” is a recurring personal column that pays homage to Johnny Auping’s “I have no idea what I’m doing” personal column in The New Yorker. Opinions expressed here belong only to the author, and, we hope, nobody else on the planet.–Josh Towner, opinions editor]
By Zach Walker | Sports Editor
My parents tell me that I can do anything if I try hard enough, but I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to bench press 250 or correctly spell the word “definitely” on my first go or even format an essay the right…
By Scott Winter | Writer
My mom’s ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits double-LP opened up to a leafy fall photo of the four singers on a park bench. In Sweden, I figured. The photo in my lap didn’t look that much different from the North Dakota out my window, but the singers looked different, their bellbottoms wider, jean jackets cooler and hair more feathered. I had to wonder, at 7, 8 and 9, who slept with whom, and where I could get bellbottoms like that so I could hang out with that brunette. I was a Mary Anne, not a Ginger…
I know you, Laura, you’re the kind of mom who sticks around when a riot starts just to see what happens.
Anyway, thanks, mom, for the sketchy hostels where we were probably going to get murdered (but didn’t because you are always right), for the endless road trip through Morocco in a car stuffed to the brim with suitcases and the putrid smell of surfboard wax, for pushing your way into areas where you shouldn’t be allowed and for asking too many questions like the true journalist you are, for saying yes to anything I’m interested in and letting me…
By Alphabetical Order, By Your and Last Names
Joe Hiti works at the Rosedale Apple Store two days a week, goes to Bethel three times a week and talks NBA seven days a week. Hiti can shoot a deer and eat it, dunk a tennis ball but not a basketball and has led his team to a 1–4 record in intramural basketball.
He’s headed to New York for a semester to see if he can go big time in journalism, but what he really wants is a cockerspaniel poodle mix who will love him forever.
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By Judd Martinson | Reporter
The lights dim, house music fades and a keyboard atmospheric sound breaks the moment of silent transition. The worship band onstage hears a voice in their monitors saying, “intro 2–3–4” while the audience of worshipers simply hears the band start the song seamlessly together. Some people move up to the front of the auditorium, some stay in their rows, others look down from the balcony. For the next hour, the worship band plays songs most Bethel students know, creating a space to worship God.
The Vespers songs stem from a culmination of prayer and intentionality…
Kiersti Phenow has many passions, but none greater than feeding those who don’t necessarily have the funds to feed themselves in St. Paul, Minn. She works closely with the Rondo neighborhood and the community garden as well. She graduated from Bethel University which had a large part in getting her the job she is currently in.
By Hannah Quinn | Royal Report
Standing on the football field, he finds the perfect angle and presses the shutter of his camera, Leonard XI, a camera he named after his great grandfather.
Junior Marketing major, Nathan Klok, squats to get the perfect shot of the tackle, the interception or the winning touchdown. Taking photos has been a passion for Klok since he was about 10-years old. He follows in the footsteps of his grandfather who was a photographer in the Vietnam War.
“I have no idea how to be a normal fan. Home for me is down on the…