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Fun and Safety All in One — Green Dot

Kiara Hunt News Writer   When thinking of something fun to do on a Tuesday night, not many people think of bingo this day and age. Green Dot Bingo, no less, is another idea that does not cross the mind of a general college student. But let’s not judge an activity by its title. According to the Green Dot ... Read More »

Voices of Bereans

Derby Chukwudi News Writer Students share what Berea College means to them and the motivation for pushing on  despite the challenges.     Chase McCoy ’20 “Berea is happiness to me and that happiness comes from the strong community here at Berea. When I left my hometown, I wasn’t a happy person. I left my hometown of Murray, Kentucky ... Read More »

Nestor Aviles ‘18 on Being Undecided

Elshaday Yilma Guest Writer   The Pinnacle interviewed Nestor Aviles ’18, on his experience of choosing a major. Choosing majors can be a daunting process, especially for first year and sophomore students still new to the idea of making major decisions for themselves. Choosing what one will be doing for the rest of their lives in a little over ... Read More »

Black Student Union (BSU) Presents “First Friday”

Derby Chukwudi News Writer   On September 16th in the Activities room of Alumni Building, leaders of the Black Student Union (BSU) commenced the new academic year by hosting their First Friday event. The purpose of this event was to bring together members of the union to relax with one another, eat, play games, and to get to know ... Read More »

The Arrival of Wholly Habaneros

Kiara Hunt News Writer With the old café closed, Sodexo has opened in its place the new Mexican spot known as Wholly Habaneros. The renovations made to the café were a lot more open, similar to what one would expect to see at Subway. This is to present options to customers for toppings to put on or in their ... Read More »

Night Runners–The Banana Run Club

Corey Bush News Writer One of the new clubs on campus is the Banana Run Club where members can be seen jogging at night, some wearing large banana costumes, getting their miles in while aiming to provide a safer environment for students at night. It creates a safe space for walkers at night by just providing more eyes and ... Read More »


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 »

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 »

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