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

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, King Lear, and Much Ado ... 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 »

Faculty Spotlight-Dr. Lauren McKee

By Derby Chukwudi Dr. Lauren McKee, Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies at Berea College            Dr. Lauren McKee is the Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies. A significant resource in the community, McKee is also the instructor for the Model African Union for this semester. With the current issues concerning immigration and executive orders signed by ... Read More »

Staff Spotlight-Monica Jones

By Derby Chukwudi Jones shares her perspective as a woman in the Workforce            As the new academic year begins, for so many people in this country, the future is not certain, but hope is still in the air. Women have been faced with challenges in different arenas of life and despite their persistence to overcome these challenges, the struggle ... Read More »

Terror, Brothel, Romance, Resilience… in RUINED!

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 play written by ... Read More »

Senior Spotlight

By Derby Chukwudi Senior News Writer The Fall semester is coming to an end, and many students can use a motivation to persevere through. Boubacar Cherif, “17, shares what keeps him motivated during his time in Berea with the Pinnacle. Pinnacle: What would you like to tell our readers about yourself? Boubacar: I reside in Alabama but was born in ... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Marcus Epps Discusses Helping Students Succeed

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 »

Men’s Soccer defeated Eureka — Senior Night

Men’s Soccer — On Sunday, October 16, the Mountaineers defeated Eureka on Senior Night in a 4-1 victory. The following Seniors were presented with their jerseys; Million Beshah ’17, number 10, from Atlanta, GA; JD Nolte ’17, number 14, from Hartford, KY; Wesley Saintilnord ’17, number 7, from Quanaminthe, Haiti; Caleb Congrove ’17, number 2, from Chillicothe, Ohio;    & Josiah ... Read More »

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