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Vol. 164, ISSUE 3

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Dr Karsonya Wise Whitehead Active past will inform an active future

By Talia Floyd Dr. Whitehead 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies            Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor at Loyola University Maryland in the Communication Department. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of race, class, and gender. Whitehead  is the Founding Executive Director of The Emilie Frances Davis ... Read More »

Activism on campus

By Sara Mullins Guest Writer Berea College was founded on radical activist beliefs. At the time of its conception BC took huge strides in attempting to change inequalities in college admissions and other educational opportunities in the area. While this seems a given now, it was a radical one. Issues of racism and misogyny still continue to plague our society. ... Read More »

Life Skills: Convocation for Financial Literacy

By Taylor Brown       Convocations are a unique part of Berea College’s education. Diverse individuals take time out of their schedules to come here and talk to us about their careers, their lives or their professions. While this is a great opportunity to expand our minds, I wonder if it’s necessary for convocations to be mandatory. Perhaps, a possibility to ... Read More »

Thoughts on 2016 Fall Semester

By Taylor Brown Senior Associate Editor So many events have occurred throughout the semester. Sexual assault was a hefty topic on campus. Campus wide protests were sparked by a particular sexual assault case and branched off into different issues. Quite a few students became or continued to be actively engaged in spreading awareness of this problem. While I do think ... Read More »

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