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The Berea College Theatre Laboratory (BCTL) Celebrates 125 Years

   The Berea College Theatre Laboratory (BCTL) celebrates 125 years. Fall Term 2017 and     All performances are held in the McGaw Theatre in the Jelkyl Drama Building and begin at 8pm. Box office hours are M-F, 1-5pm and one hour prior to every performance. All other General Admission, Senior, Non-Berea College Student, Child, and Group tickets range in ... Read More »

UK-USA Dynamic; Leadership Support or Interference!

By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka On Friday, September 15th, an explosion went off at Parsons Green Underground station in West London. No one was killed, but about 29 people were injured, and 19 taken to London hospitals, The New York Times reported; the explosive device which was homemade was contained in a white bucket and only half exploded, and the explosion has ... Read More »

Party-time  An All Black Affair– Dress Code that is!

By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka On August 26th at 10pm in the Activities Room, the Programming Specialist from Student Life kicked off the Fall 2017 semester with fun filled activities for Berea students. Some of the highlights included, Berea Bash, a magic show, a blackout party, and CAB’s failure to keep to their promise of providing food at the party. In contrast ... Read More »

“Love and Hatred in Troubled Times,” A Holocaust Survivor’s Perspective

By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka On September 7th, 2017, Berea College hosted Richard Weiner, a childhood holocaust survivor, an international patent lawyer, Columbia and Princeton alumni, and a citizen of the world. Weiner’s childhood ambition was to become a novelist; now an author who spends his time speaking widely on The Power of Forgiveness based on his experiences. Richard Weiner       Born ... Read More »

Catastrophe Across the Globe: Coincidence?

By Derby Chukwudi While catastrophic events sometimes occur simultaneously around the globe, the magnitude of damage this year is enormous according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, there had been numerous weather and climate disasters across the globe. In the month of August alone, there were catastrophic Forest fires in Tunisia; devastating floods ... Read More »

Making A Difference–Giving Day

By Elijah  Nicholson-Messmer On Thursday, August 31st, Berea College celebrated its 2nd Annual Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraiser event with the aim of providing scholarships to Berea students. According to the Office of Alumni relations, “A generous Berea College alumnus kicked off the Giving Day with a donation of $25,000, and also attached a challenge to other Berea Alumni to ... Read More »

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

By Elijah  Nicholson-Messmer “My visits to Texas are often the best,” said Sharman Sugumaran ’20. “I go home, spend time with my best friends and enjoy some free time away from school,” Sugumaran added. A biology major, and midfield soccer player at Berea, Sugumaran said, “Although I consider Wichita Falls, Texas, home, it is not where I spent the most ... Read More »

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

By Elijah  Nicholson-Messmer Kiana Wells ’21 comes from Kingston, Tennessee, home of Wells, and the “football country” according to Wells. A small town nestled between Watts Bar Lake and Clinch River, Kingston is forty-five minutes west of the University of Tennessee. When considering her College options, the distinct lack of a football team was not the only thing that attracted ... Read More »

End of DACA Ignites Deeper National Conversation

By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka On September 5th, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed President Trump’s plan to terminate The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) within six months. President Trump said, “DACA — was a lawless policy that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences and denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of American citizens,” The New York Times reported. However, some people ... Read More »

Bereans React to End of DACA Announcement with a Vigil

By Elijah Nicholson-Messmer Many students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered at the steps of Hutchins Library on September 5th for a vigil and demonstration over President Trump’s recension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Attendees were given laminated monarch butterflies. Some demonstrators held signs with messages such as, “Dream on,” “No Fear,” “You are here to stay” etc. ... Read More »

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