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Vol. 164, ISSUE 3

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“Love and Hatred in Troubled Times,” A Holocaust Survivor’s Perspective

By Nmasichi Chukwuemeka On September 7th, 2017, Berea College hosted Richard Weiner, a childhood holocaust survivor, an international patent lawyer, Columbia and Princeton alumni, and a citizen of the world. Weiner’s childhood ambition was to become a novelist; now an author who spends his time speaking widely on The Power of Forgiveness based on his experiences. Richard Weiner       Born ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Nuclear–Iran Deal

By Elijah Nicholson-Messmer The UN’s nuclear watchdog reported that Iran is within the limits set by the 2015 Nuclear Accord, contradicting assertions by President Trump which insist Iran is in violation of the deal. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) charged with verifying Iran’s adherence to the set limits through inspections of the country’s nuclear facilities, reported that Iran’s stockpile of ... Read More »

Self-Driving Car Legislation

By Ellijah Nicholson-Messmer The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported that Tesla Model S, the semi-autonomous driving system played a major role in the May 2016 fatal car accident. The driver in the fatal crash, Joshua Brown, 40, was on a state highway in Williston, Florida when a tractor-trailer crossed the road in front of his car, the sensors in ... 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 »

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 »

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