McKenzie Van Loh


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.

United States of America


Writing and Reporting


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...


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...


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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


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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...

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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...

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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...



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...

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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...