Sam Johnson

Writer, Storyteller

Location icon United States

I am a sports reporter for The Clarion at Bethel University, looking for an internship in sports journalism. My loves include In-N-Out Double Doubles, the Los Angeles Lakers and long road trips.

Living a Life of Service

By Sam Johnson | News Reporter Mauvalyn Bowen experienced what it was like to give and serve at nine years old. However, in an unusual way: riding a donkey's back. The hairy coat she sat atop would be one of many journeys taken in a life dedicated to serving others.

Overcoming Obstacles

By Sam Johnson Born in South Korea, Ben Martin came to the United States at four months old. In early May, the 19-year old Bethel University freshman embarked on a journey to Tacoma, Washington to compete on NBC's American Ninja Warrior.

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Royals, Wildcats tie on senior night

As Bethel celebrates one class of athletes moving on, hope of the next springs forth. By Sam Johnson As parents holding bouquets, with a flower as white as the ice they stood on, lined the home rin...

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Next step forward

Bethel community members discuss the process of finding President Jay Barnes' successor. By Sam Johnson Faculty and administration filed into the Underground Tuesday morning to get an update on the...

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Defense helps Royals top Gusties

In a matchup of high-seeded MIAC teams, Bethel's defense makes a statement in the win. By Sam Johnson Swarming hands. Moving feet. Pressuring each possession. On a typical, cold Wednesday night in ...

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A smile that matters

Freshman Justin Evilsizer is not an average sports fan, rather he lives his life bringing joy and positivity to everyone he meets. By Sam Johnson Click. Click. Justin Evilsizer sits at a ticket table in front of the Robertson Center, using his blue stamper to send a smiley face onto fans' wrists.

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Crossing the Divide

By Sam Johnson She had a dream to become a professional dancer. That was all she could think about. As this seven-year-old girl was running to meet a stranger, her smile was the only thing that mattered. It was the brightest smile that Ellie Hoyt had ever seen.

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Athlete turns passion into mission

By Sam Johnson Bethel University senior Becca Brubaker felt such a strong calling when she was working with local communities in Guatemala during her spring semester studying abroad, she decided not to leave. "God kept telling me I need to stay."

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Humble Halverson nominated for NCAA award

From All-American runner to community servant, Annika Halverson gives God all the glory for her success. By Sam Johnson Annika Halverson is soft spoken, but she isn't afraid to speak up. She's acco...

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More Than Football

By Sam Johnson From the first day he stepped on campus, Jaran Roste knew something was different. Something about the coaches was different. Something about his teammates was different. Something about the community was different. However, the stage was something all-too-familiar.

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