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Students’ Voices–The Numbers are in! BC’s 2016/2017 Campus Scorecard…

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Lenox, K. Executive Editor-in-Chief The 2016/2017 campus scorecard is in. The Pinnacle reached out to students in a two step process through surveys and questionnaires. Below is what a good representation of Berea students participants said. About 100% of student participants indicated that they would like to see more transparency with the trustee affairs and meetings concerning the college in ... Read More »

Career Pursuit and the “Unique” Challenges of Attending a Small College

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By Derby Chukwudi We all know that after graduation, it is the hustle and bustle of what our next steps will be and personally, I have learned from others that it is better to start career preparation while in college than after graduation. Having taken this advice, I began to search for opportunities and programs that would further prepare me ... Read More »

Zakiyya Ashe ’17, one of the 40 new faces of the prestigious Watson Fellows, her Berea journey and post-graduation plans.

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Lenox, K. Executive Editor-in-Chief   Zakiyya Ashe ’17 is a Biology Major. For many who know her, Zakiyya is also an at-ease artists. Taylor Brown ‘17 said, “Zakiyya has a way of making you chuckle, even on your not-so-good days.” Four years ago before committing to University of Dayton, Zakiyya learned about Berea College through her mother. “My mom came ... Read More »

New Identification Card, a Profit Driven Policy?

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By Derby Chukwudi On December 15th, a correspondence from the Public Safety Department announced an unprecedented change to students’ ID card replacement to BC community, “All Berea College IDs will be processed through Public Safety. That includes all new students and staff as well as any replacements. With this transition we will no longer be charging students the $15 fee ... Read More »

Terror, Brothel, Romance, Resilience… in RUINED!

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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 »

Stigma and Mental Health Care Among College Students

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By Talia Floyd Senior News Writer Mental health is one of the most important and dismissed elements of leading a healthy lifestyle. However a persistent myth that serious mental health crises, including suicide, come without warning. A myth that is propagated by a combination of sources including media. However this myth stems from the inability to identify warning signs rather ... Read More »

Resolutions or Re-solutions!

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Lenox, K. Executive Editor-in-Chief On 01/01/2016, many people probably made a long list of goals they want to see through this year, so far, some have already forgotten about those commitments already. 2014 was a good year for many and maybe a few obstacles for others. Some people discovered great things about themselves while others may have ended up with ... Read More »

Farewell, Dear Friends

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  Joshua Don Grooms, ‘18 West Union, Ohio. October 20, 1995 through August 18, 2016 Conor Andrew Sharp, ‘19 Kingsport, TN, October 10, 1997 through November 4, 2016 “May His peace be with you till we meet again Till we reach that distant shore And we’ll shed a tear no more May He give you strength to endure Till we ... Read More »

The Great Conversations

Eugeniu Prodan’17, Esfandiar Lohrashpour ‘74, and Gyanu Karki’19 at the Great Conversations--BC Alumni Weekend

By Derby Chukwudi News Writer Once a year when Berea Alums return to their Alma Mater to reconnect with the new generation of Berea College. Great Conversations is a dress for success networking event where alums and current Berea students have dinner together and network with one another. This year’s event was the 4th Great Conversation and nine outstanding alums ... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Marcus Epps Discusses Helping Students Succeed

Marcus T. Epps, the Coordinator of Academic Coaching & Tutor Training at Berea College

Derby Chukwudi News Writer Marcus T. Epps is the new Coordinator of Learning Assistance and Tutoring Service from Buffalo NY. Epps job involves helping tutors & TA’s understand that impacting the success of other students involves much more than being a “good” student themselves. The Pinnacle had an opportunity for a Q and A with Epps. Marcus T. Epps, the ... Read More »

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