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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 »

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 »

End of DACA Ignites Deeper National Conversation

By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka On September 5th, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed President Trump’s plan to terminate The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) within six months. President Trump said, “DACA — was a lawless policy that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences and denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of American citizens,” The New York Times reported. However, some people ... Read More »

Bereans React to End of DACA Announcement with a Vigil

By Elijah Nicholson-Messmer Many students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered at the steps of Hutchins Library on September 5th for a vigil and demonstration over President Trump’s recension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Attendees were given laminated monarch butterflies. Some demonstrators held signs with messages such as, “Dream on,” “No Fear,” “You are here to stay” etc. ... Read More »

Millennials, an Invention!

By Talia Floyd According to the census bureau, a millennial is anyone born between 1982-2000. This is the second time the census bureau has tracked a generation. They also tracked the baby boomers who encompass all births from 1946 to 1964. The age range was not computed by the end of the last generation; it only came out in 2015. Every ... 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 »

Title IX with Katie Basham

By Talia Floyd Berea College has chosen to focus on bystander intervention. Basham explains saying “Research has shown that those programs that focus on teaching women not to get raped and teaching men not to be rapists don’t work. The majority of men aren’t going to be perpetrators…bystander intervention, is not labeling women as victims.”      Sexual violence on college ... 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 »

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