Abby Petersen


Editor-in-chief of the Bethel University Clarion in St. Paul, Minn.
Former intern at the Rapid City Journal. Enjoys Red Bull, South Dakota and story deadlines.

United States of America


Indian Country Media Network

Two Native American Students, Two Different College Experiences - Indian Country Media Network

Higher education is the answer for some Native American students, but not for others McKayla Gourneau and Dakota LaPlante, while both Native American students, have had very...

The Clarion

Snoop Dogg, Twin Cities mayors, NFL players attend Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at Bethel

Benson Great Hall will host 19th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Thursday. By Arts and Culture Staff Mike Mullen and Jay Boller, along with other editors, run the...

The Clarion

A good neighbor

By Abby Petersen At 10:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Bethel University, the post office closes. The library lights flicker, then turn off and the doors are...

Rapid City Journal Media Group

Woman killed after grass fire in Fairburn spreads to home

FAIRBURN | James Pawelski watched smoke rise from what remained of his home Tuesday morning and stamped out a cigarette. His mind was numb. Authorities had found a body inside...

Rapid City Journal Media Group

Red Cloud graduate accepted to Ivy League schools

He picked up the hitchhiker near Pine Ridge after school. It was something he wasn't supposed to do, not according to his parents, who warned him about murderers and muggers...

AP News

Oglala Sioux Executive Director celebrates 3 years at job

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) - At first glance, Darrell Brown Bull's office resembles a college dorm room. The walls are painted bright orange; a mini fridge buzzes in the corner;...


After today

Maria Trinidad Santos hugs a pink blanket around her shoulders in a surgical waiting room in Antigua, Guatemala. It is 6 a.m. - the time the doctors told her to arrive - but the...

The Clarion

How Snoop Dogg came to Bethel

Bethel didn't know the rapper was coming until Jan. 22. Ten days later, he walked through the door.


Black lives, they matter here

Graffiti on the rock in Kresge courtyard sparks controversy - and discussion - at Bethel By Clarion News Staff The Brushaber Commons went silent as Chief Diversity Office Ruben...

Rapid City Journal Media Group

New Americans symbol of future

Sister Mariana Moreno wore plain white sneakers under her habit the day she became an American. Black, white and red fabric hugged her from head to toe as she stood Thursday for...


Bethel hosts election debate in the Underground

College Democrats and College Republicans square off in an election debate Oct. 26. Abby Petersen | News Editor Four College Democrats and three College Republicans sipped from...