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“Love and Hatred in Troubled Times,” A Holocaust Survivor’s Perspective

By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka On September 7th, 2017, Berea College hosted Richard Weiner, a childhood holocaust survivor, an international patent lawyer, Columbia and Princeton alumni, and a citizen of the world. Weiner’s childhood ambition was to become a novelist; now an author who spends his time speaking widely on The Power of Forgiveness based on his experiences. Richard Weiner       Born ... Read More »

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

By Elijah  Nicholson-Messmer “My visits to Texas are often the best,” said Sharman Sugumaran ’20. “I go home, spend time with my best friends and enjoy some free time away from school,” Sugumaran added. A biology major, and midfield soccer player at Berea, Sugumaran said, “Although I consider Wichita Falls, Texas, home, it is not where I spent the most ... Read More »

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

By Elijah  Nicholson-Messmer Kiana Wells ’21 comes from Kingston, Tennessee, home of Wells, and the “football country” according to Wells. A small town nestled between Watts Bar Lake and Clinch River, Kingston is forty-five minutes west of the University of Tennessee. When considering her College options, the distinct lack of a football team was not the only thing that attracted ... Read More »

End of DACA Ignites Deeper National Conversation

By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka On September 5th, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed President Trump’s plan to terminate The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) within six months. President Trump said, “DACA — was a lawless policy that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences and denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of American citizens,” The New York Times reported. However, some people ... Read More »

Bereans React to End of DACA Announcement with a Vigil

By Elijah Nicholson-Messmer Many students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered at the steps of Hutchins Library on September 5th for a vigil and demonstration over President Trump’s recension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Attendees were given laminated monarch butterflies. Some demonstrators held signs with messages such as, “Dream on,” “No Fear,” “You are here to stay” etc. ... Read More »

Career Pursuit and the “Unique” Challenges of Attending a Small College

By Derby Chukwudi We all know that after graduation, it is the hustle and bustle of what our next steps will be and personally, I have learned from others that it is better to start career preparation while in college than after graduation. Having taken this advice, I began to search for opportunities and programs that would further prepare me ... Read More »

Finals are encroaching. I’m sorry. It’s true. Brace yourselves.

By Talia Floyd The end of spring semester comes with a long build up to summer plans, whether you’re going abroad, working, interning, visiting family, sleeping off the school year or a combination. As much as we would like for the school year to get progressively less stressful,  the reality is that in order to pass and collect that last ... Read More »

Adriana Williams ’18, reflects on the 14th BC’s Cornell Weekend event

   Cornell Weekend was a very enlightening experience for me. This year was my first time attending Cornell Weekend and I was very impressed with the outcome. Friday was the networking and reception event in which we were able to meet all of the Cornell panelists including Joe Bridy, Venus Yam, and Brian Balduzzi. I learn about their careers and ... Read More »

On Mourning

By Talia Floyd Do you mourn your ancestors? No really, I’m curious. Do you mourn? Some of us mourn for our ancestors. We miss a connection to a home, a place with languages and cultures and distinction. I mourn for my ancestors who died in raids, died as they were abducted, died in filth in what amounts to the basement ... Read More »

Synopsis of College Career

By Taylor Brown I strongly disliked Berea when I was a freshman. My excuses at the time: I am only here because my mother forced me, Berea is in the middle of nowhere-too far away from home, I feel so alone, I am sad and afraid, the dorm rooms are small, the bathrooms are inconvenient and crowded, my roommate is ... Read More »

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