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Vol. 164, ISSUE 3

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Party-time  An All Black Affair– Dress Code that is!

By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka On August 26th at 10pm in the Activities Room, the Programming Specialist from Student Life kicked off the Fall 2017 semester with fun filled activities for Berea students. Some of the highlights included, Berea Bash, a magic show, a blackout party, and CAB’s failure to keep to their promise of providing food at the party. In contrast ... 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 »

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 »

Even great things have an ending.

By Taylor Brown As a freshmen I was employed at the Mountaineer Dining Hall. Working there was relatively easy at first, even though I disliked the job. However, as the year went by I came to loathe it more and more each shift. It got to the point where I would start cursing at, and fighting the air after waking ... Read More »

Kinetic Expressions: an art of Movement

By Derby Chukwudi March 30th through April 1st, marked the 20th Anniversary of Kinetic Expressions on campus. Every year, the Dance Department puts together a performance to entertain the campus and its community members. These dances reflect different emotions and theme. Ashley Mathis ’16 says, “Auditions for Kinetic Expressions begins in November for choreographers, and dance auditions usually start following ... Read More »

Should labor hours be accredited to student athletes?

By Jenna Hughes Student athletes put in a minimum of twelve hours a week toward their sport. Full time college students are expected to spend forty hours per week on their academics. An additional ten hours per week are required to be completed for the labor program. Would it be acceptable to credit some labor hours to student athletes? Jillian ... 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 »

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