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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 »

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 »

Countdown to 2016 United States Presidential Election

With less than 2 weeks to go, the 2016 U.S. Presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, with early voting starting on October 21 through November 7 for eligible voters. To be eligible to vote early one must meet one of the following qualifications: you will be out of your county on Election Day, November 8; you’re a military ... Read More »

A Place of Comfort: Black Music Ensemble (BME) begins a new academic year with a retreat!

Derby Chukwudi News Writer Chukwudid@berea.edu   On Friday September 9th,The Black Music Ensemble kicked off the academic school year with a welcoming and introductory retreat with old and new members at Presser Hall hosted by BME staff members and President Roelofs. BME is not just another musical ensemble, but one of the diverse groups on campus that provides a place ... Read More »

Voices of Bereans

Derby Chukwudi News Writer Chukwudid@berea.edu 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 »

College Administration Responsibilities on Sexual Assault!

Talia Floyd News Writer floydt@berea.edu   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 »

Seasoned Bereans address the Class of 2020

By Destiny Calhoun Associate News Writer calhound@berea.edu Micah Egana ’18 “For my first year I was really homesick. I’m from Louisville but it was really difficult not having my own transportation. Whenever I was missing home I had to wait for my parents to come and get me. That was the hardest transition; not being able to go home or ... Read More »

City of Berea’s Chamber of Commerce Shuts Down “Spoonbread Festival.”

Taylor Brown News Writer brownta@berea.edu Photo courtesy of Richmondregister Berea, KY–On Thursday, March 31st, the Chamber of Commerce had a meeting from 10am to 1pm to decide if they would sign a contract dealing with the annual Spoonbread festival from Berea City’s mayor, Steve Connelly. The contract encouraged the ban of merchandise bearing the confederate flag, according to the Lexington ... Read More »

Campus Dining Changes—All Eyes on the Administration!

The Pinnacle took random questions and concerns from students about Campus Dining services, and David McHargue, Director of Dining Services, discussed student concerns. Pinnacle: Does BC need more dining options on campus other than the Mountaineers dining and Crossroad Café, in order to meet the growing needs of students on campus? McHargue: The college has actually put plans into the ... Read More »

Berea Has Gone Moist

By Taylor Brown News Writer brownta@berea.edu On September 29th, Berea voters said yes to alcohol sales going moist for the first time ever. This means Berea will now allow restaurants to serve alcohol by the glass if the restaurant seats a minimum of fifty people and make at least seventy percent of their sales from food. However, package stores and ... Read More »

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