Maddie DeBilzan

Bethel University Clarion Editor-in-Chief

Location icon United States

I am a journalism student at Bethel University who has interned at Salon Media in New York City and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. When I'm not writing stories, I love playing with toddlers who can barely talk, listening to Ben Rector's music, and watching overtime basketball games.

US News & World Report
St. Paul School Wins Award for Wheelchair Accommodation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Nathan Leber, who just completed sixth grade at St. Thomas More Catholic School in St. Paul, loves talking about history with his grandpa. He's reading a book about World War II that he thinks is "super interesting."

Twin Cities
Minnesota's diversity growth continues, Census figures show

Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. The latest data showed that populations of people of color have increased faster in Minnesota than the rest of the nation since 2010. Meanwhile, the state's white population growth remained relatively stagnant.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
They were at the playground. Then a driver pursued by police changed everything.

About a dozen pairs of tiny shoes are piled up in Nicolle and Kyle Peltier's North Minneapolis entryway on a July day, and noise comes from around the corner: giggles, barefoot sprints and wrestling. A couple of toy trucks hum. But when a dolphin toy squeals, the young couple cringes.

The Clarion
Journalism in a Christian community

I've had many students confront me with views that seem to reflect a general misunderstanding of what The Clarion's role is at Bethel University. Here's a clarification. By Maddie DeBilzan I love Bethel University. I wear blue and gold to every Saturday afternoon football game.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
Las Vegas shooter killed their grandchildren's dad. Now they've stepped up.

Bob and Patricia Krussell from Dellwood pulled their chairs out from a table near the pool area at the White Bear Country Inn and looked around with thin smiles. "This is fitting," Patricia Krussell said as they gathered recently at one of their favorite hangouts. "This is where Steve used to hold his business meetings."

The Clarion
Many community members upset, confused about program cuts

An email announced the majors and programs that will be discontinued, leaving many of the affected students, faculty and staff sad and confused. By Maddie DeBilzan and Jasmine Johnson Three days after a bleak Monday, when professors wore black and staff and faculty members were notified of cuts due to a budget shortfall, a 2:24 p.m.

The Clarion
Bionic arm: A ticket out

By Maddie DeBilzan LaTroy Hawkins was a black man at Westside High School in Gary, Indiana - where over half the population was "economically disadvantaged," where drugs came through like a monsoon and flipped the city upside down, where the primary income came from declining U.S.

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