McKenzie Van Loh

Journalist

Location icon United States of America

I am a journalist from Bethel University in St. Paul Minnesota. I seek to make a difference with my writing, photos and videos by reporting truth and displaying the worth dignity in those I meet.

Portfolio

Writing and Reporting

Textura
04/18/2017
A life written in ink

Carlos Wolfos arrived at the supermarket feeling angry and tired. While chatting with a friend on the phone, he noticed a police officer trailing behind him. When his friend asked him a question, Wolfos replied, "I have the police next to me, I'll ask him." The police officer began to laugh.

Bethelclarion
05/14/2017
Building a future for disc golf

Bethel University's brand new disc golf course attracts professional competition. By McKenzie Van Loh and Godfrey Mpetey | Additional reporting by Josh Towner Professional disc golfer Chris Porter approaches the tee pad. He furrows his brow as he inspects the concrete surface through his dark-rimmed glasses. Too much sand.

Bethelclarion
11/03/2016
Can Fossil Fuels Be Moral?

Bethel students and faculty respond to Alex Epstein's unexplored argument. Mckenzie Van Loh | Sports Editor Posters tacked across Bethel's campus advertised an event taking place Oct. 17 called "The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels," an educational session on fossil fuels presented by Alex Epstein, a writer who specializes in the topic of energy.

Royal Report
05/19/2016
Step by step

Mulberry's family owns one car. Sometimes, he can spend up to a week without driving. The car functions as a way to get their kids to school at Valentine Hills Elementary, get his wife to work as a substitute teacher or drive to church on Sunday.

Royal Report
05/13/2016
Bethel Bits: Paintings of faith

Bethel University visual arts education major expresses her beliefs through art. Alyssa Norby grabbed her thick, dark hair and tied it into a ponytail as she walked onto the stage of Benson Great Hall. Bethel students crammed into narrow rows like they do every Sunday night, waiting to encounter God through worship.

Royal Report
05/19/2016
Play my song

Proceeding the events of the homecoming dance, Bristol dated a mutual friend of him and Ray. While dating this girl, he learned that relationships should not exist for the thrill. Bristol learned that he needed to look for the value in girls and consider their feelings instead of lead them on.

Multimedia

Royal Report
05/19/2016
Wisdom beyond words

Two retired Bethel professors reflect on experiences of travel, teaching and reading murder mysteries. Jeannine Bohlmeyer and Lorraine Eitel sit side-by-side on the sofa in Jeannine's pristinely maintained apartment at Johanna Shores retirement home. Bohlymeyer stood on Snelling Ave. in 1958 as a parade passed by, celebrating Minnesota's 100th birthday.

Royal Report
04/26/2016
Who was your first crush?

TODAY'S #TFTB QUESTION: Bethel students tell us about their first crushes. And some don't. Produced by Emily Nelson, Christine Ramstad and McKenzie Van Loh of Royal Report, the digital magazine of Bethel (Minn.) University's journalism program. For more Thoughts from the Bubble, check out Royal Report's YouTube channel.

Royal Report
05/16/2016
Isaac Holst: On the City Front lines

PROJECTBETHEL. Isaac Holst, a senior graduating with philosophy and theology degrees, talks about meeting Rodney outside a strip club. One night, Rodney stayed overnight at Bethel on a couch, had pizza and went to church before Holst dropped him back off on the streets.

Photos

Textura
04/18/2017
The most in need

Widowed Maria Matilda sat locked in her home in Guatemala City after experiencing a stroke. Paralyzed on her right side, Matilda could barely move or care for herself. "I felt lonely once my husband passed," Matilda said. "I felt like no one could support me - only God."

Royal Report
05/19/2016
Tales from finals: Back to the bubble

Guatemala serves as a change of lifestyle for the students. The smell of burning garbage, new foods, strange languages and living with Guatemalan natives added to the culture shock. Coming back to Bethel was a good breath of fresh air. The pine trees, Dining Center, green grass and familiar faces felt like home.