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Vol. 164, ISSUE 3

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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 »

Berea College Prof. and writer in residence Crystal Wilkinson, Named 2016 Winner of “Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.”

By Derby Chukwudi            Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Wilkinson was brought up in her grandparents’ farm at Indian Creek, Kentucky. Wilkinson earned a journalism degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1985. Although “Birds of Opulence” is Wilkinson’s first novel, many of her works have garnered critical acclaim, including but not limited to “Blackberries, Blackberries,” a collection of short stories–a 2002 ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Blue Grass Rape Crisis Center

By Talia Floyd News Writer floydt@berea.edu The Pinnacle met with Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center (BRCC) Regional Coordinator, Emily Mckenzie and Advocacy Coordinator Jennifer Johnson, at the for a discussion on sexual violence and how to support survivors. Pinnacle: What is the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center? Mckenzie: BRCC is a nonprofit agency that provides free and confidential services to survivors of ... Read More »

Sex Matters: Health & Safety Fair Edition: Part One

During the Health & Safety Fair last week I was able to sit down and talk with Jill Gurtatowski, the director of the College’s new health & wellness program, Joe Saleem, representatives from Health Services and representatives from the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center. While they represented a myriad of departments and issues, we were able to focus on issues that ... Read More »

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