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News Archive 2016

Next year's SGA executive board elected

Last week, Berry elected new officers to the Student Government Association’s executive board. Junior Kassie Jones will serve…

Rainstorm causes flooding in residence halls

The tides have quite literally turned since last semester’s severe drought as heavy rainfall on Sunday inundated several…

Proposed Cherokee scholarship met with mixed reviews

At the end of last semester, the Carrier published a proposal written by Michael Bailey, associate professor of Government and…

Blue Hen Eggs Enterprises

Why the Blue Hen Eggs Enterprise is important in the Berry and Rome Community

Drought impacts north Georgia

Extremely dry conditions causes concern for the local community.

Bike accidents increase on campus.

Bike accidents have been on the rise this semester, one student explains his particular incident when he got hit by a car.

Winterizing your vehicle: steps for winter maintenance

With winter fast approaching, it is necessary to take steps to prepare your vehicle, even here in the South.

Student's final project a walk for unity

Freshman Joanna Hill held a walk this morning to restore unity on campus.

POD produces conflicting reactions

Berry students no longer have to venture outside the library to grab food during a long night of studying.

Berry food initiative helps feed Rome

With the help of student and administration volunteers, a new food waste initiative has taken over Berry College.

Condoms create controversy over college's responsibilities

Student brings up topic at SGA meeting that sparks debate among administration and students.

Clark Scholarship

The Clark Scholarship helped girls to travel the world while studying abroad.

Credit cards: Build credit with caution

College students often have mixed feelings about credit cards because they don’t understand how they work.

Chalk may fade, but conversation is here to stay

In the weeks leading up to the election, the appearance of aggressive pro-Trump chalk in prominent places around campus led to a…

Students reach Rome community through ESL

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Berry allows students to experience different cultures twice a week without…

Where does the Viking Code stand on self-defense?

Even within the Berry Bubble, some students feel more secure with certain safeguards.

Students host election viewing parties

Berry College students host viewing parties as the 2016 presidential candidate is elected.

Variety of responses arise from chalkings

The sidewalk in front of McAllister Hall has seen a bit more traffic than usual in the past week. After pro-Trump chalkings…

Trump's win surprises Berry

Eyes were fixated on the screen during an election watch party hosted by the Young Democrats in McAllister Auditorium on Tuesday…

Chalk graffiti sparks free speech debate

Berry College's students participate in political dialogue using chalk graffiti.

Administration response to political graffiti

Berry Administration responds to the political chalk graffiti written on campus.

Early Voting

Early voting for the general election began October 17 and will end November 4.

Rome community reaches out to homeless

Berry and Shorter athletes work with REACH Ministries to help the homeless.

Facts and Phantoms

The Hoge Building is rumored to be one of the more haunted spots on campus, with strange flickering lights, mysterious cold…

Severe drought sparks fires on campus

A significant drought currently plagues Northwest Georgia, particularly the Mt. Berry and Rome areas.

Valkyrie magazine releases debut issue

Kicking off with a launch party in the Jewel Box on Tuesday, Berry’s new online magazine, Valkyrie, is officially up and…

Community responds to political chalkings

Berry students aren’t strangers to chalkings. Political chalk writings, especially those endorsing Donald Trump, have been…

Student Government Association Response to Political Graffiti

The Student Government Association is the only administrative branch of Berry to release an official statement on the chalkings.…

"Alternate Route" documentary premieres at Berry College

Two Berry professors and David McCoy produce a documentary about the program, Walk with a Doc.

Singh in Ecuador

Gund professor of government Chaitram Singh returns from a six-month sabbatical in Ecuador.

Students run community garden

Poverty levels in Rome have decreased due to projects like community gardens and kitchens.

VP of Communication and Marketing named

Berry administration has hired Nancy Rewis of Atlanta as the new vice president for marketing and communications.

Third party voting: Impractical or Incredible?

As Nov. 8 grows nearer, it can be easy to get caught up in the political fervor surrounding the general elections, or to feel…

Administration in search of new International Programs director

There is a vacancy in the International Programs office. After serving as the International Programs director for 13 years,…

Crowdfunding makes "passion projects" a reality with site launch

The advancement office is in the process of launching BerryFunder, a crowdfunding site aimed specifically at young alumni.

Fall break service trip highlights importance of conservation

Berry College Volunteer Services hosted their fall break service trip in Panama City Beach.

What happens to collected fines and fees?

While students are occasionally required to pay fines on campus for various reasons, like parking tickets and library fees, they…

Planting the seeds of community in North Rome

Nestled between two houses on Kingston Avenue in North Rome is a small plot of land, sunken below street level and easy to miss…

Changes to FAFSA, processes streamlined

The words “financial aid” may strike fear into the hearts of many students, and finding enough funds to get through school…

Aflac CEO encourages students to take a quack at ethical buisness

Dan Amos, CEO of Aflac, spoke to students and alumni on Sept. 29 about the ethics and international success of his insurance…

Increase in reported sexual misconduct

Heida: School taking steps to improve student awareness, education

Putting down roots

New inhabitants have moved into the windowsills, countertops and desks of many of Berry’s residence halls: potted plants.

Animal science lab brings new opportunities

Berry’s animal science program has flourished significantly over the past several years. Therefore, a new animal research…

Mountain Day Minor Leagues

Pilgrim Hall practices to keep their Mountain Day Olympics winning streak.

Pull the Trigger: Censorship or Compassion?

What kind of welcome letter do you expect to see when you first start college? The University of Chicago’s class of 2020 was…

Foundations shake up general education

Upperclassmen, and particularly sophomores, now have the opportunity to make a curriculum decision no other class has had to…

Dhall, other concerns discussed in committees

It is no mystery that talk of the dining hall wiggles its way into student conversations, whether it takes the form of praises,…

SGA Freshman Class Officer Speeches

The freshman class officer nominees gave speeches on Tuesday. Polls open Wednesday.

Gas shortage in Rome

A pipeline burst causes gas shortages in Rome.

Vikings as Multi-Sport Athletes

Berry students take on the challenge of participating in multiple sports.

The Spiritual Heart of Berry College

The ringing of the chapel bell to call students to worship is a familiar sound on Sunday nights, but for students of the 1920s,…

Synovus scholar shares fracking research with community

Sophomore Maddie Bess was awarded the Synovus grant for her research on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a serious cause of…

Bryan Stevenson speaks on social justice

On Monday evening in the Cage Center Arena, lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson silenced the…

New Faculty bring experience to campus

As reflected in her goals for the department and community, the new Campbell School of Business dean believes in keeping one’s…

City Creamery Opening

A new ice cream and coffee shop opens in Rome, Georgia.

Library Opens New Dining Options

New POD Market offers students expanded food options.

Outdoor challenge gets students outside

With 27,000 acres of outdoor opportunity, Berry fits the bill to compete in the “Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge (ONCC),”…

Berry to host 2017 Governor's Honors Program

This summer, 650 of Georgia’s most gifted high school students will spend four weeks on Berry’s campus as a part of the…

EpiPen Price Increase

Students and faculty discuss how the recent EpiPen price increase affects them.

Study Abroad Safety

The effects of the recent terrorist attacks on students' views concerning study abroad.

Freshmen unsure about new BCC selection

Residence Life stirred quite a few reactions among students last Spring when news hit of the “Living Learning Community,”…

Audits cause scare, senior class still on track

After auditing the senior class of 2017 this summer, the registrar’s office found that 65 percent of seniors are not on track…

Students explore passions and career options

Senior animal science major Rachel Botta spent her summer interning in the small town of Clermont, Ga. at Mountain Fresh…

Honoring the Purple Hearts

The Exchange Club of Rome and local military officials work to properly identify graves of soldiers

Savannah’s new mayor reflects on his time at Berry.

Eddie DeLoach, Berry class of ’74, says college prepared him to lead

Berry College Half Marathon

An idea that began as a simple fundraiser for Berry Elementary school has grown into an annual community event.

Financial Aid at Berry

Berry College supplies 98% of its undergraduate students with financial aid, but there are ways to earn more scholarship once…

Scholarships at Berry

Financial aid is an important department on Berry's campus, and they try their best to get each student what they need.

RA and SOAR Applications May Be Combined

Due to the high quantity of students that apply for both SOAR and RA positions, the application processes may be combined into…

Updating the Dana Wifi

Berry College updates the wifi in the Dana building as a test-run for the whole campus.

Keeping the Campus Network Safe

How the Berry College Office for Information Technology keeps the campus' network safe.

How Terrorism Effects Study Abroad

Summer is the most popular time for students to study abroad, but recent attacks and threats are a growing concern.

Berry is a Storm Ready Campus

Berry College is a StormReady campus, but what does that mean?

Berry signage

New look coming to signs around Berry.

Richardsons Reflect on Their Time at Berry

The Richardsons answer questions about their time at Berry as they prepare to leave after almost 30 years.

Lighting Around Campus

How lighting around campus affects students' safety.

Berry student charged with aggravated sexual battery

A Berry student has been charged with aggravated sexual battery after a student reported that she was sexually assaulted on…

Yearbook transitioning to magazine

After 82 years of publishing, the final Cabin Log yearbook has just come off the press.

Neo-Nazi Rally Video Coverage

Viking Fusion reporters cover the Neo-Nazi Rally and "Turn Your Back on Hate" protests

Photo Coverage of Neo-Nazi Rally

Recap of today's Neo-Nazi Rally in Rome

"Turn Your Back on Hate" Preparations

Berry alumna Jessie Reed and junior Sam Fuller discuss the protocol and strategy for a silent protest being held against the…

Reactions to new housing system

For the first time, students were able to remotely choose their future room and roommate(s) last week in the new online housing…

Protest unites Berry, Rome community

Members of Berry and the Rome community come together to protest the white supremacy rally.

Ford Open

Students compete in the Ford Open Frisbee Golf Tournament.

Stan Pethel retiring after 43 years

Professor of music Stan Pethel arrived at Berry in the fall of 1973 at the age of 23, and after four decades at Berry he is now…

Symposium expands to Cage Center

The 16th annual Symposium for Student Scholarship had its largest participation to date.

Berry, Rome community talk clean power

Repower the Region, a student-organized project, discussed the alternatives to coal-powered energy and cleaning up Berry at a…

Row Down the River

The Sunshine Cottage will host their annual Row Down the River event on April 16 to raise funds for the Sexual Assault Center of…

Editorial: A student’s failed search for big answers in a small town

Finding updated crime statistics in Rome is no easy task.

Floyd County School College and Career Academy

School helps prepare high school students for the transition into college.

Yik Yak app presents challenges to campus community

Although the administration at Berry does not consistently monitor Yik Yak, when a problem occurs, the school works with Yik Yak…

Potential for increase in sex education on campus

At Berry, there is education available to students through the Ladd Center, the Peer Educators and various campus programs.…

Students raise money and awareness

Berry’s Relay for Life committee will host the fundraising event for the American Cancer Society on Friday at 6 p.m.

'Campus Carry' bill proposed, sparks discussion of campus safety

Concealed carry weapons are on their way to being legalized on public college campuses in the state of Georgia.

Two Berry students arrested for burglary

On March 14, two Berry students were arrested for a burglary on campus.

A week in the life of a student athlete: Mary Cerny

Balancing school, service and sports: a look inside the life of future nurse Mary Cerny.

Notes from Cuba: Catheryn Kightlinger

Berry senior studied in Havana last semester.

Vaccines requirements differ between institutions

A common misconception about college admission vaccine requirements is that college students may not decline any vaccines.

Handicap Access at Berry

Students express concerns about handicap access to buildings on campus.

Southern author, Rick Bragg, visits Berry

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is the featured speaker for the ninth Gloria Shatto Lecture.

Alan Storey retires after 42 years

After 42 years at Berry, Alan Storey will be retiring at the end of the academic school year.

Science, humanities meet in Anthropocene

The Library series wrapped up its Spring Colloquium that focused on the Anthropocene, the current geological state of the earth,…

Berry bans hoverboards, potential fire hazard

Over 30 colleges and universities across the country have banned hoverboards from campuses, and on Tuesday, Berry joined the…

Contamination and Community

After PCB contamination led to the shut down of General Electric in Rome, the company maintains presence in Rome for…

The Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight, located at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport, is to have a grand re-opening on Saturday, March 26.

Hover boards, said to be danger on campus

Viking Fusion Reporter Allie Pritchett discusses the recent ban of hover boards on Berry's campus.

White Supremacy

Berry students react to the Neo-Nazi led rally that will be held in Rome next month.

The Berry Beat: March 4, 2016

Featuring: Track and Field's first home meet, the Third Annual Floyd County Seed Swap, Rome Civic Ballet's special needs dance…

Portland Community College Pushes “Whiteness History Month” in April

A new educational program being implemented at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon called “Whiteness History…

Faculty discuss graphic novel at panel

On Wednesday, three Berry professors met to discuss something that they all incorporated into their classes — graphic novels.

Students and community protest rallies

April 23 is scheduled to be a busy day for Rome and the Berry community; a Neo-Nazi rally, a protest of the rally and Berry’s…

Campus carry bill passes House

Changes to state legislation could soon allow students at Georgia public colleges and universities to carry concealed weapons on…

Students Start Cancer Awareness Chapter on Campus

Love your Melon, an apparel brand that donates hats to children battling cancer, begins its newest chapter on Berry's campus.

Fracking in Armuchee

A new way to drill for natural gas has many Armuchee residents concerned.

Tedric Palmer Elected SGA President

SGA President Elect, Tedric Palmer, discusses his recent win and his future role as president of the organization.

Paper ballots, temporary fix to SGA voting

SGA president Ree Palmer was willingly pied in the face at Tuesday night’s SGA meeting. The reason? Over 600 students voted in…

Roads in Rome

Problems with local roadways have become especially prominent following severe flooding at the end of last year. A local public…

Student media staffs recognized at statewide conference

The Carrier claimed nine awards for journalism excellence in this year’s Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper…

KCAB increasing student involvement

KCAB hosts events such as Formal, Mountain Day Olympics and the end-of-the-year Block Party.

Zika virus threat: Cause for precaution, not fear

Infectious disease expert says Rome somewhat protected from the virus’s spread.

Season's Harvest

Berry Enterprise redraws plan after Rome flood.

The Berry Beat: February 17, 2016

Featuring: Changes to the 2016 room selection process, Berry College Theatre Company's production of "Cabaret," Rome's Krispy…

SGA Officer Speeches

The 2016 candidate speeches for the Berry College Student Government Association.

Learning community in development

Lindsay Norman, assistant dean of students for residence life, spoke at SGA on Tuesday about residence life changes, including…

Welcome Center Poses Problem for ESL Students

Some ESL students have problems coming through the Welcome Center.

The Berry Beat: February 1, 2016

The first edition of "The Berry Beat," formerly known as "Beyond the Bubble." Featuring: the Berry Swimming and Diving Team, Her…

Student groups seek to raise political awareness

With the Georgia presidential primaries approaching on March 1, the College Republicans and the Young Democrats are reaching…

Student concern about CCRC addressed

In 2015, Berry announced the intention to build a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Since then, they have picked a…

HackBerry moving to a larger space

During late nights in McAllister Hall you can find a group of dedicated students camped out in the HackBerry Lab.

Preparing for Voting Season

Viking Fusion Videographer Ashley Garcia explains the process of voting for college students.

Winter Dorm Safety

Viking Fusion Reporter Brad Tilka clarifies ways for students to stay safe in traditional dorms this winter.

New online magazine features female writers

A new community for college women hit the “Berry bubble” on Jan. 19 with the launch of Her Campus Berry.

News of provost's departure bittersweet

There was a mixture of sadness and joy across Berry’s campus on Jan. 22, when Westminster College in Pennsylvania announced an…

General Education requirements change

An inside look at the new General Education requirements, reported by the Carrier's News Editor Lesli Marchese.

Rome Flooding

How does the recent flooding in Rome compare to past years?

Students honor MLK Jr. with service

On Monday, while everyone celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, sophomore Phoebe Spahn spent time with a 6-year-old girl who…

Poland Hall to be pet-friendly housing next year

Residence Life is close to choosing all of the students who applied to pet friendly housing in Poland Hall next academic year.
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Depth of Field

Sophomore Emma Chambers overcomes visual disorder to enjoy the game that she loves.

234 Cove: Eighty-six years of family business

The general store from 1932 is now a resale store, run by the granddaughters of the original owner.

Restoration Rome

Restoration Rome, with assistance from Berry College Leadership Fellow students, is serving the…

Dr. Tom Dasher retires

The former Provost and English Department Chair leaves after teaching for 46 years, with18 years at…

Berry senior dies of cancerous tumor

Senior Anna Trahan died Sunday, April 29 after discovering a cancerous tumor back in January.

Study Abroad

International Experiences and their new online program
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