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Corey Bush News Writer   This hashtag for awareness uses a social media trend as a tool for racial justice. In the past Berea Facebook users may have seen the strange looking hashtag “#bsafe.” This is a means of linking together stories, personal narratives, and warning signs students have had about harassment in the Berea community. This allows for ... Read More »

College Administration Responsibilities on Sexual Assault!

Talia Floyd News Writer   College campuses have become nationally recognized for an overwhelming concentration of sexual assault. According to a survey by the Association of American Universities released in 2015, “Rates of sexual assault and misconduct are highest among undergraduate females and those identifying as transgender, gender-queer, non-conforming, questioning, and as something not listed on the survey (TGQN)”. ... Read More »

Why Students Leave before Graduation!

Talia Floyd News Writer Students dropping out or leaving the Berea community, while not exactly an everyday occurrence, is a regular part of going to Berea college. According to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, the average freshman retention rate on campus is 86%, the national average for freshmen retention is 77.1%, and the average for Kentucky is ... Read More »

Inaugural–Anime Club

By Kiara Hunt News Writer The Berea Anime and Manga Club, mostly known by its acronym, BAM!, had its inaugural meeting on Friday, September 2nd. Those who showed up were presented with a sticker from the club, a membership form for the fall 2016-2017 school year, and a handheld No-Face mask replica as memorabilia from the movie that was ... Read More »

First Convocation 2016/2017 Academic Year

By Kiara Hunt News Writer Thursday, September 1st was the first day of Convocation for the 2016-2017 school year, which was titled “Speaking the Great Commitments Anew”. Taking place in the Seabury Arena, there was a specific manner in which members of Berea College, be it faculty, staff, or student, would enter the building and the gathering location itself. ... Read More »

A Visit to Bingham Hall

By Kiara Hunt News Writer The newly built Bingham dormitory is located between the Technology Resource Center (TRC) and the Danforth dormitory. I was shown around by a sophomore resident, and the first thing I was introduced to was a rather sharp sound in a distance on a floor of the upper level. The alarm itself, while off in ... Read More »

BC’s African Student Association Members Attend 6TH Annual Midwestern Conference at Northern Kentucky University

By Derby Chukwudi News Writer This year, the African Student Union of Northern Kentucky University was privileged to host the 6th Annual African Midwest Conference. On September 2nd, 2016 twenty members of the African Students Association (ASA) left the pinnacles of Berea to join with over fifty schools located in the Midwestern area of the country for the Midwestern ... Read More »

BC’s Class of 2020 Around the Globe

By Derby Chukwudi News Writer Each year, to emphasize the motto of Berea College, students from all over the world are given the world-class opportunity to have a quality education at no cost. This year we had students from about thirty countries including: Nigeria, Kenya, Japan, South Korea, Zimbabwe, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Ukraine, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Algeria, ... Read More »

Seasoned Bereans address the Class of 2020

By Destiny Calhoun Associate News Writer Micah Egana ’18 “For my first year I was really homesick. I’m from Louisville but it was really difficult not having my own transportation. Whenever I was missing home I had to wait for my parents to come and get me. That was the hardest transition; not being able to go home or ... Read More »

Anatomy of a School Dance

By Corey Bush News Writer Every year, Berea dances are criticized or praised for their setting and commitment to a “real” college party scene. Compared to most colleges, however, where the parties may be well filled with hundreds and hundreds of people, we have a few, small differences. We live in the country-side. We live in Kentucky. We aren’t ... Read More »

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