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Vol. 164, ISSUE 3

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Making A Difference–Giving Day

By Elijah  Nicholson-Messmer On Thursday, August 31st, Berea College celebrated its 2nd Annual Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraiser event with the aim of providing scholarships to Berea students. According to the Office of Alumni relations, “A generous Berea College alumnus kicked off the Giving Day with a donation of $25,000, and also attached a challenge to other Berea Alumni to ... Read More »

Teach us to persevere or teach us to fail

By Talia Floyd It was right around this time last semester, a little earlier, that I decided I wasn’t going to drop that Spanish 102 course. My midterm grades were abysmal, mostly due to spending too much time staring at my screen as if by the power of vision the complexity of verb tense would be transferred to my head, ... Read More »

Kidist Ashami – Perspective of a First-Generation Student

By Elshaday Yilma How prepared an individual is prior to arriving on campus dictates his or her college experience. Some students with parents who attended college have the added advantage of their parent’s support and guidance in navigating through college. However, first-generation college students are faced with the challenge of going through the college application process, admission and college experience ... Read More »

Words, Magic

By Derby Chukwudi We often ignore the possibility of the manifestation of our words. Magic to some people have to do with fairy tales and bedtime stories but magic to me, has everything thing to do with my words. Unwanted situations can be avoided by choosing to say things that will only help our situations and not worsen them. I ... 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 »

Congratulations to EPG Cohort ‘14

Front row (from the left): Breanna Lawson, Kevin Cuartas, Evelyn (Evy) Perler-Tomboly, Anna Heremes, Alexyss Lindsey, Admiral Blaney, Julia Roberts, Samantha Drew;Back row (from the left): Yabsira Ayele, Anna Keller, Makayla Allison, Azis Toktobaev, Matthew Schwartz, Isai Sanchez, Rodney Kimbangur; Not pictured: Kayla Barbour, Zakary Sholtz, R’Mon  Harvell, Puspa Kafley, Andrea Dwelly. The Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program ... 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 »

Stigma and Mental Health Care Among College Students

By Talia Floyd Senior News Writer Mental health is one of the most important and dismissed elements of leading a healthy lifestyle. However a persistent myth that serious mental health crises, including suicide, come without warning. A myth that is propagated by a combination of sources including media. However this myth stems from the inability to identify warning signs rather ... 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 »

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