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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 »

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 »

Faculty Spotlight-Dr. Lauren McKee

By Derby Chukwudi Dr. Lauren McKee, Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies at Berea College            Dr. Lauren McKee is the Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies. A significant resource in the community, McKee is also the instructor for the Model African Union for this semester. With the current issues concerning immigration and executive orders signed by ... Read More »

Berea Students Joined the 2017 Historic Women’s March Across the Globe

By Talia Floyd The Women’s March took place on January 21, directly after President Trump’s inauguration and has claimed a spot as one of the largest protests in US history. The march’s theme echoed opposition to the deportment and political positions of incoming President Donald Trump. The march’s goal was “Protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our ... 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 »

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 »

“Donald Trump Not-My-President” Lexington Protest

By Corey Bush News Writer November 14th, 2016 was the central day for the rallies. Berea College Students over the homecoming weekend participated in anti-Trump “Not My President” protests in Lexington. A march was coordinated with police, effectively shutting down part of a street. Among the marching chants were: “The People United Will Never Be Divided,” “Dump Trump,” “Black Lives ... Read More »

Race for the White House

By Taylor Brown Associate Editor brownta@berea.edu The 2016 Presidential debate has had citizens of the United States on edge more so than any other hot topic. For the Republican side we have Donald Trump, and for the Democratic side we have Hillary Clinton. Before running for president Donald Trump was a businessman as well as a television producer. As for ... Read More »

Donald Trump Apologizes to America, SAYING “I Was Wrong.”

By Lenox, K. Editor-in-Chief On October 8, 2016 Republican Presidential nominee for the 2016 Presidential election Donald Trump issued a short video statement published by ABC news.com shortly after a 2005 leaked video went viral.  The video was first released by the Washington Post. Trump’s leaked tape included his comment about “groping” women in a discussion with “Access Hollywood” host ... Read More »

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