Month: March 2022

Counseling Center provides new way for student support

On Feb. 24, a new opportunity for support arrived at Berry College in the form of a peer-led support group called CONNECT. Although the college does offer students a place to talk about their feelings in the form of the Counseling Center, Berry has never done something like CONNECT before.

Java City experiences shortages due to supply chain issues 

Over the last few weeks, Berry College students have noticed that Java City in the Memorial Library has been running short on supplies. This has ranged from snacks, drinks and coffee that students can order at the establishment. 

Unmask bill pushed through Georgia Senate

Senate Bill 514, also known as the Unmask Georgia Students Act, would allow K-12 students to opt out of wearing masks in public school has moved through the Georgia state senate.

Legislators push book bans in K-12 schools

On Oct. 25, 2021 Texas State Rep. Matt Krause asked school districts to report if they had any books that might make students feel discomfort. In the months that followed, many legislators, parents and school board officials have pushed to ban certain books in K-12 schools. The books cover topics relating to race, sexuality and gender.

Berry freshman plays epic role in worldwide podcast 

Berry College freshman Mariana Harrison stars as Tara Callahan in Wonkybot’s brand defining, podcast series “Tara Tremendous.” Wonkybot is an award-winning content and publishing company that creates one-of-a-kind intellectual properties to use in immersive and entertaining content experiences. 

Spring Market sparks new businesses on campus

The Spring Market will be on March 19, and student businesses have plans to sell items. While some businesses are part of the entrepreneurship program at Berry, others are capstone projects or just for fun.

Berry campus COVID-19 mask policy applies to visitors

Berry has removed the indoor mask mandate for visitors on campus alongside their recent changes in the protocols for students, faculty and staff. This change affects larger programs like the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) and Decision Berry. 

Men’s and women’s basketball play in SAA semifinals

Berry men’s and women’s basketball teams both competed in semifinal tournaments last weekend. The women’s team lost in the semifinal game at Rhodes College, and the men’s team won the SAA conference championship game at home. 

Berry introduces new beach volleyball team 

The Berry College volleyball team is excited for the opportunities that the addition of beach volleyball brings for its players and the future. 

Have conversations regarding violence towards Asian Americans 

2020 was a year that brought a lot of needed attention to different social issues. It was great to see conversations open up about certain racial bias that may lie within people or federal systems. It’s important to have these conversations, as they provide foundation for change.