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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 »

Black Student Union (BSU) Presents “First Friday”

Derby Chukwudi News Writer Chukwudid@berea.edu   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 huntk@berea.edu 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 bushc@berea.edu 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 »

BSAFE INITIATIVE

Corey Bush News Writer bushc@berea.edu   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 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 »

We Asked these students:”Shall We Talk About Race in 2016?”

By Taylor Brown News Writer brownta@berea.edu “Yes, I feel like we need to understand how different people identify with their own culture and we need to learn how to respect other people and their beliefs. Clearly we still have an issue when you have a person spouting off hate who’s trying to become the president of the United States, and ... Read More »

Black Judges Matter

Photo courtesy of http://www.wlky.com/ By Taylor Brown News Writer brownta@berea.edu Recently there has been news of an African American judge by the name of Olu Stevens being removed from a criminal case because he dismissed a 13 member all-white jury last year. Commonwealth’s attorney by the name of Tim Wine went to the Supreme Court to ask if Stevens had ... Read More »

Individuals Take BC’s Racial Incident & Safety Concerns to Social Media!

When several students are maliciously harassed and assaulted on campus by (yet to be legally identified group or individual), many students had questions such as: is this not a hate crime? Why is someone not arrested? Shouldn’t the FBI be involved? What happened to all the cameras around campus? President Roelofs and the administration took a proactive step and called ... Read More »

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