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Vol. 164, ISSUE 3

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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 »

Why we should “all” be Activists

By Talia Floyd Most people on campus probably do not know me, have not heard of me, do not care about me, which is ideal. I am an introvert; I would not want them to. A very small percentage of people might know me as a student activist. An activist is “a person who campaigns to bring about political or ... 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 »

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 »

Farewell, Dear Friends

  Joshua Don Grooms, ‘18 West Union, Ohio. October 20, 1995 through August 18, 2016 Conor Andrew Sharp, ‘19 Kingsport, TN, October 10, 1997 through November 4, 2016       “May His peace be with you till we meet again Till we reach that distant shore And we’ll shed a tear no more May He give you strength to ... Read More »

A Conversation on Reproductive Justice

By Taylor Brown Associate Editor On Thursday November 10th, Berea College alumnus Dr. Willie Parker ’86, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist visited campus as a convocation speaker. Dr. Parker is a reproductive justice advocate who graduated with an MD from the University of Iowa, a Master’s of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Master of ... Read More »

General Studies Requirement (GSTR 310) — an Unnecessary Requirement at BC?

Sara Mullins Guest News Writer Berea College Students speak up about General Studies Requirement (GSTR) 310. Understandings of Christianity requirement. Reactions range from offense to outrage to downright fear. Some students had these to say: Eddie Henderson ‘19 (Atheist). “… I think it’s preposterous… I honestly don’t want to learn about Christianity because none of it is real. I would much ... Read More »

Rev. John G. Fee inducted into the National Abolitionist Hall Of Fame

By Derby Chukwudi Senior News Writer   On October 22nd, 2016 the National Abolitionist Hall Of Fame (NAHOF) celebrated four new inductees including Rev. John G. Fee, Beriah Green, Angelina Grimké, and James W.C. Pennington. Dr. Alicestyne Turley, Professor and Director Berea College Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, and President Lyle Roelofs, nominated Rev. Fee for induction into ... Read More »

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