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Emma Harville

Student, reporter

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Communications and journalism | Bethel University

The Clarion
A hyphenated identity

In her new memoir, Bethel University linguistics professor, Ruslana Westerlund, chronicles her cross-cultural journey from a village in Ukraine to the United States. By Emma Harville Ruslana Westerlund's dolls spoke Russian. And they lived in an apartment in a big city and wore pretty dresses and ribbons in their shiny synthetic hair.

Opening up their HEART: How a local church transforms lives in Shakopee and beyond

Karina Munoc waited in a fold up chair near the entryway of Hosanna Church in Shakopee, gripping a white slip of paper with a number scribbled on it. Her young son sat to her left as several other families trickled in, bringing with them the beads of sweat on their foreheads and the aroma of brats from the grill outside.

Shakopee man turns toothpicks into works of art

Much like any retiree, Shakopee resident Jerry Hackett needed to find a new pastime when he left High Five Erectors, a steel erection company where he worked as an accountant. When he lived up north in Bemidji, he had his gardens. Now in Shakopee, he has toothpick architecture.

The Clarion
Transforming Bethel's DNA

Chief Diversity Officer Ruben Rivera discusses exclusive Christianity and tackles what it means to be a reconciler amidst diversity in Bethel University's community. By Emma Harville Junior Hilda Davis knows what it's like to be the only one.

The Clarion
Sex-trafficking survivors tackle modern-day slavery

Last February, Bender was one of the only non-law enforcement professionals given an all-access special operations pass at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Bender went on location to where Minneapolis and St. Paul law enforcement held undercover sting operations.

Royal Report
A new American dream

By Emma Harville Six-year-old Alesia Khomchyk blinks, trying to understand the words she is hearing as family members around her wipe tears from their faces. Everyone keeps talking about the U.S., but what is it? She was sure Maple Grove, Minnesota was not too far from her house in Minsk, Belarus.

Royal Report
War-torn land, unified spirits

by Chloe Peter When Pay Poe's mother told her that they were moving from a refugee camp in Taiwan to America, Poe didn't want to leave. "I thought I had everything. I just didn't see it," Poe said.

Royal Report
Interview Project: Alina Yermakovich

Alina Yermakovich studies English Education at Bethel University. When she's not singing in her church worship group almost every day of the week, she teaches third graders Russian, chugs coffee at Botany Coffee and visits with her Belarusian grandparents. Yermakovich dreams of traveling to the Middle East for missions and teaching Jane Austen to high school students.

The Clarion
Bethel community called to live as alien reconcilers

By Emma Harville, for The Clarion Christian Evangelicals are not doing enough to bridge the many diverse communities in our society, author and widely published journalist Anne Snyder argued at Monday morning's convocation in Benson Great Hall.