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Ongoing Lessons

By Elshaday Yilma Dear Beloved Freshmen, since your first year is coming to an end you may find yourself overwhelmed by your journey and you may wonder what the next three years have in store for you. You may also want to either record your ups and downs or give advice to next year’s incoming freshmen. A group of upperclassmen ... Read More »

Dr Karsonya Wise Whitehead Active past will inform an active future

By Talia Floyd Dr. Whitehead 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies            Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor at Loyola University Maryland in the Communication Department. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of race, class, and gender. Whitehead  is the Founding Executive Director of The Emilie Frances Davis ... Read More »

Activism on campus

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By Sara Mullins Guest Writer Berea College was founded on radical activist beliefs. At the time of its conception BC took huge strides in attempting to change inequalities in college admissions and other educational opportunities in the area. While this seems a given now, it was a radical one. Issues of racism and misogyny still continue to plague our society. ... Read More »

BC’s 2016 Fall Dance Event

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Derby Chukwudi News Writer On November 3rd, 2016, BC’s different dance teams put together tremendous performances that gave students, staff and faculty a deserving stress relieve. Berea Dances is an annual dance event– a long standing tradition organized by the BC’s Dance department. Various dance teams on campus put on tremendous performances. According to Stephanie Woodie, an Assistant Professor of ... Read More »

Fairtrade Awareness Month: What is Fair Trade and Why Is It Important?

Fairtrade Awareness Month: What is Fair Trade and Why Is It Important?

Morgan Stacy Associate Writer stacym@berea.edu photo: courtesy of The Pinnacle During the month of October the Berea College community is bringing awareness to fair trade, an issue that has had a special place in the heart of the staff members of People Who Care. People Who Care is an organization in the Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service. Over ... Read More »

City Council Votes NO!

Fairness Group

By Taylor Brown brownta@berea.edu On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 the Berea City Council voted on the Fairness Ordinance and when the smoke cleared the ordinance was defeated. The Fairness Ordinance was a movement aimed to end discrimination against homosexuals when it comes to housing, employment and public accommodations. The council gathered in the conference room to discuss different issues brought ... Read More »

Unilateral strikes undermine international law

President Obama began weighing options of a possible military strike on the Syrian government of Bashar Al Assad after the use of chemical weapons. Read More »

Syria: the rhetoric of selling war

“The strike will not be like a humanitarian intervention such as in Kosovo. It will also not be a direct intervention like in Iraq and it will not be an invasion like in Afghanistan. This will be a “targeted military strike”. It seems as if the Obama administration is running out of names for wars.” By: Rahim Akrami News Writer ... Read More »

Syria Strike: The Pros and Cons

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Unearned privilege and how we can change it

On Tuesday, February 22nd, Peggy McIntosh held a lecture called “Waking Up to Privilege Systems”. This extremely well attended event was sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Center. McIntosh is often credited as the founder of the collegiate women’s studies program and is outspoken enough, amazing enough and important enough to have had Rush Limbaugh say horrible things about her. ... Read More »

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