Tag: Berry College

Berry hosts MLK “day on” on-campus this year

Although the spread of COVID-19 and the cold weather kept volunteers on campus, students and a variety of campus groups still gathered to serve the Rome and Berry communities this MLK Day.

Random roommates reflect on their college experiences

The chance to opt for a random roommate is one of the unique features of college life. Every year at Berry, Residence Life works behind the scenes trying to match students as effectively as possible. Fusion interviewed junior Anna Rich and others to hear their perspectives on the college rooming process.

Easy Baked Improv: Two decades of ‘making stuff up’

Berry’s improvisational comedy club, Easy Baked Improv, began roughly 20 years ago as a platform for student creativity. Now, students practice and perform as a means to relieve stress, develop public speaking skills, and simply have fun.

New mask policy sparks diverging COVID-19 rules

On November 5, Berry’s Office of the President removed the general mask requirement on campus, citing decreased COVID-19 rates. The new policy allows faculty and staff to require masks in their own workspaces, leading to mask-required and mask-optional zones around Berry.

‘Stretch’ road resurfacing paves way for WinShape commuters

Last month, Northwest Georgia Paving Inc. began resurfacing the Lavender Mountain Road, notorious among Mountain Campus residents for its potholes. Now, the newly refinished road eases access between Berry’s two campuses.

SAA victory propels Vikings to NCAA Championship

On Sunday, the Berry College volleyball team won the Southern Athletic Association Championship. Thursday at 3 p.m., the Vikings face Transylvania University in their first game of the NCAA Division III Championship tournament.

$15M updates enhance Animal Science experience

This semester, Berry College unveiled its new Animal Science building for campus use. After experiencing it, faculty and students say the 23,000 square-foot structure improves their learning environment.

Men’s ultimate frisbee team regional champs once again

On October 31, the Berry College men’s ultimate frisbee team won the final game of the Southeast regional championships. The team has held this title since 2019, and will advance to the national playoffs in December.

Student leaders say Mountain Day protests sparked change at Berry

Last fall, Berry students hosted a variety of Black Lives Matter protests, the most notable occurring over Mountain Day weekend. This month, Viking Fusion followed up with student participants to see what differences they have seen on campus since.

Remembering Eden Muina

Over the past month, Berry community members gathered to honor the memory of sophomore Eden Muina, who died on September 12, 2021. Friends who knew Muina from her wide-reaching campus involvement share stories about her impact on their lives.