Prose

Catching Invisible Words by Grace Bollhagen

Catching Invisible Words by Grace Bollhagen

When I first entered the cozy classroom of my Literature Studies course as a freshman in college, I thought I had already mastered the art of reading. I had read about Shakespeare’s love birds and men costumed as women, Dickens’s snowy streets and his bloodied […]

Becky DeGarmeaux: Preserving a Heritage by Emeline Ring

Becky DeGarmeaux: Preserving a Heritage by Emeline Ring

While most people have to find a work-life balance in their lives, Becky DeGarmeaux is free of that problem. In the Ottesen Museum, a small building located by the Bethany Lutheran College Seminary, Becky DeGarmeaux is in her element, surrounded by rich church and synodical […]

Art and Education – An Interview with Don Moldstad

Art and Education – An Interview with Don Moldstad

When I was a little boy, my babysitter claimed that even when I was three, four years old I loved to just draw and would sit at the kitchen table and draw all the time. I didn’t think I did it more than other kids, but she said […]

Proksch’s Pretzels: An Oral History by Hannah Bockoven

Proksch’s Pretzels: An Oral History by Hannah Bockoven

Proksch’s Pretzels: An Oral History by Hannah Bockoven Professor Nicholas Proksch’s office is underneath the Chapel. He teaches Religion courses at Bethany Lutheran College and often walks to get to campus to get work done, even on Sunday afternoons, and preaches for Chapel. On a […]

Falling Off by Angie Johnson

Falling Off by Angie Johnson

Falling Off Angie Johnson Grandpa’s in bed. One leg lies soft across the sheets and three of his toes hang ash-black from his foot like lumps of coal and he dares me to touch one. I am eleven. Grandmother slaps away my outstretched hand and […]

Interview with Lydia Lonnquist by Zayne Engel

Interview with Lydia Lonnquist by Zayne Engel

Staff member Zayne Engel sat down with alumn Lydia Lonnquist days before Graduation to find out more about her process and plans as an actress   Who inspires you to be an actress? Honestly, no one. I have actors and actresses that I enjoy seeing, […]

The Concept of Beauty in Gail Levine’s Fairest by Abigail Merrit

The Concept of Beauty in Gail Levine’s Fairest by Abigail Merrit

No fairytale princess is as memorable as beautiful Snow White. Gail Carson Levine, however, does not portray blood-red lips and pale white skin as beautiful as the tales would let you believe.  No, in her novel Fairest, Levine casts her Snow White figure, Maid Aza, […]

Black Coffee and Action Figures: A Profile of Nick Kaminsky by Haley Sisson

Black Coffee and Action Figures: A Profile of Nick Kaminsky by Haley Sisson

All I knew about Nick Kaminsky before I met him was that he was a history professor and author, so I imagined him as an older man with grey hair, glasses, wider build and a low voice, a very stale personality and quite possibly a […]

Back-up Your Conscience by Eileen Heintz

Back-up Your Conscience by Eileen Heintz

A black limousine crawled up to the emptying research building. The chauffer unfolded himself from the front seat, adjusted his cap forward on his head, and took his place at the car’s back door to await his passengers. A well-dressed young couple with a map […]

“A Love” by Alyssa Shields with Author Commentary

“A Love” by Alyssa Shields with Author Commentary

A Love by Alyssa Shields -after Brian Doyle’s “A Sin” Fell in love yesterday, in chapel, at ten. I sang with a boy, whose voice grabbed me by the ears, he surprised me so greatly that I stopped and thought, and when he stopped to […]