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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 »

Actors from the London Stage returned to Berea College’s Jelkyl Theatre (BCTL) Stage to perform Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

By Lenox, K. (Executive Editor-In-Chief) On February 9th through February 11th, a team of talented actors from the London stage (Sarah Finigan, Roger May, Jasmeen James, Jack Whitam, and William Donaldson,) performed Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare at Berea College’s Jelkyl Theatre. This was their 7th visit to the College. Their previous performance at Berea College includes Hamlet, Othello, ... Read More »

Kinetic Expressions: an art of Movement

By Derby Chukwudi March 30th through April 1st, marked the 20th Anniversary of Kinetic Expressions on campus. Every year, the Dance Department puts together a performance to entertain the campus and its community members. These dances reflect different emotions and theme. Ashley Mathis ’16 says, “Auditions for Kinetic Expressions begins in November for choreographers, and dance auditions usually start following ... Read More »

Words, Magic

By Derby Chukwudi We often ignore the possibility of the manifestation of our words. Magic to some people have to do with fairy tales and bedtime stories but magic to me, has everything thing to do with my words. Unwanted situations can be avoided by choosing to say things that will only help our situations and not worsen them. I ... Read More »

Why we should “all” be Activists

By Talia Floyd Most people on campus probably do not know me, have not heard of me, do not care about me, which is ideal. I am an introvert; I would not want them to. A very small percentage of people might know me as a student activist. An activist is “a person who campaigns to bring about political or ... Read More »

Dr. Jose Pimienta-Bey; Moorish Influence on World History

By Derby Chukwudi                          Dr. Jose Pimienta-Bey is an author and Associate Professor of the African and African-American Studies at Berea College. Berea, KY. Pimienta-Bey holds a B.A in History from Gettysburg College, an M.A. in History from Shippensburg University, and a PhD in African American Studies (interdisciplinary) from Temple University. Pimienta-Bey’s doctoral focus (concentration) combined the fields of ... Read More »

Berea College Prof. and writer in residence Crystal Wilkinson, Named 2016 Winner of “Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.”

By Derby Chukwudi            Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Wilkinson was brought up in her grandparents’ farm at Indian Creek, Kentucky. Wilkinson earned a journalism degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1985. Although “Birds of Opulence” is Wilkinson’s first novel, many of her works have garnered critical acclaim, including but not limited to “Blackberries, Blackberries,” a collection of short stories–a 2002 ... Read More »

Differences unified through Dance

By Derby Chukwudi Nashwa Cahill, Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance at Berea College, Kentucky, USA.   Pinnacle: What made you choose Berea College? Cahill: My Husband Richard Cahill was offered a job as the Director of International Education and a history professor. We were impressed by the mission of Berea College and decided to make Berea our home. ... Read More »

President Trump, obstacle or an opportunity for Standing Rock

By Talia Floyd On January 24 President Trump signed two executive orders advancing the construction of not only the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) but the keystone XL pipeline. This decision has quickly made Trump’s business interests in DAPL, one of the most contentious of several conflicts of interest. According to Forbes and Fortune, the President’s most recent federal disclosure funds ... Read More »

Terror, Brothel, Romance, Resilience… in RUINED!

Lenox King Editor-in-Chief BC’s Theatre Laboratory presents “Ruined,” which is scheduled to open 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 through the 21 at the Berea College Jelkyl Theatre. An evocative production directed by Professor Adanma Barton, “Ruined” is a spice of comfort and uncomfortable subjects that cannot be avoided, but must be told. Inspired by “Mother Courage and Her Children,” a ... Read More »

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