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The Murray State News

The Murray State News

The Murray State News

Dionte Berry
Editor-in-Chief

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief

Dionte Berry joined The News in Fall of 2019 during his freshman year. Berry started as a contributing writer and worked his way up to Lifestyle Editor, News Editor and lastly Editor-in-Chief in the Spring of 2022. Berry is a senior studying journalism and creative writing. In his free time Berry enjoys arts and crafts, writing, and shopping for second-hand apparel.

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Material Science major George Timmermann and Biology major Jess Stein were recognized as the 2023 Outstanding Seniors at the April 26 Senior.  (Photo courtesy of murraystate.edu)

Seniors highlighted for college achievements

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2023
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Senior soccer goalkeeper, Jenna Villacres founded the Murray State chapter of Morgan’s Message in fall 2022. (Photo courtesy of Dave Winder/Racer Athletics)

Chapter focuses on student-athlete mental health

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2023
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The Murray State Planned Parenthood Generation Action Chapter hosts a rally on Tuesday, April 11 to inform the campus of ways to support Trans Youth in Kentucky. (Dionte Berry/ The News)

Students share resources for trans youth

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2023
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UGLY released on Friday, March 3 under Method Records. (Photo courtesy of Spotify.com)

slowthai unravels his deepest thoughts on ‘UGLY’

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2023
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Ukrainian student, Yaroslava Sudyma hosts a true or false activity before discussing Ukraines history (Dionte Berry, The News).

Ukrainian student talks war coverage, culture

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2023
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Athletic Director Nico Yantko presents the rifle team with awards at a Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 24 (Dionte Berry / The News).

Board of Regents spotlights Rifle’s wins

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March 4, 2023
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‘Desire, I Want to Turn Into You’ released on Valentine’s Day under the Perpetual Novice music label. (Album cover courtesy of Spotify)

Caroline Polachek pushes pop borders in new album

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2023
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The music department faculty plan to add sensitivity training for their professors after a student’s TikTok highlights problematic teachings in class.

Student’s TikTok sparks racial insensitivity concerns

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2023
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Raven was released on Feb. 10 by Warp Records (Album cover courtesy of Spotify).

‘Raven’ signifies Kelela’s powerful music return

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2023
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Assistant Professor of English Ray Horton leads students on an excursion in Berlin, Germany (Photo courtesy of Ray Horton).

Abroad Office extends Regensburg application

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2023
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Retired Police Chief Jeff Gentry and Interim Chief Ryan Orr stand with a group of their officers at his retirement ceremony (Rebeca Chiodini Mertins/The News).

Police Chief steps down, Captain steps up

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
February 9, 2023
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Our view: Teachers need support, not restraints

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February 9, 2023
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A feeder pipe to the sprinkler system in Waterfield Library burst resulting in flooding on the south side of the building on Christmas Day (Rebeca Mertins Chiodini/The News).

Frozen pipes cause campus flooding

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
January 26, 2023
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‘SOS’ was released Dec. 9, 2022, with TDE and is currently ranked No. 1 on the Billboard top 200 chart (Album cover courtesy of @sza on Instagram).

SZA dwells in heartbreak’s aftermath on ‘SOS’

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
January 26, 2023
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The study abroad scholarship application was due the first week of February along with the general scholarship application. (Photo courtesy of msu.studyabroad on Instagram)

Students abroad experience scholarship delay

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2022
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‘SMITHEREENS’ release was announced on Joji’s Instagram on Nov. 4. (Photo courtesy of Apple Music)

Hearts break in brevity on ‘SMITHEREENS’

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2022
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Attendees mingle at conversation tables mixed with students and staff members. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Scholarship honors first-generation student

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2022
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arah Owens, Bob Jackson and Jeff McLaughlin sign copies of ‘The Finest Place We Know’ on Oct. 18. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Authors reflect on centennial book publication

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November 3, 2022
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‘The Car’ by the Arctic Monkeys was released on Oct. 21 by Domino Recording Co Ltd. (photo courtesy of @arcticmonkeys on Instagram

Four Brits ‘monkey’ around with baroque rock

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2022
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U.S. Democratic Senate candidate Charles Booker gives an address in Murray, Kentucky on Oct. 14 regarding the upcoming midterm election. (Dionte Berry/The News)

‘We will be the reason democracy continues’

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October 20, 2022
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‘Dirt Femme,’ Tove Lo’s fifth album, was released on Oct. 14. (photo courtesy of Apple Music)

Tove Lo explores feminine autonomy in ‘Dirt Femme’

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2022
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Sarah Townsend was a senior pre-veterinary major and Residential Advisor at College Courts.  (Photo courtesy of Melissa Coleman)

Sotomayor set to serve 40 years in state prison

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September 28, 2022
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‘Born Pink’ was released on Sept. 16. under YG Entertainment Members left to right: Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa and Rosé. (Photo courtesy of YG Entertainment)

‘Born Pink’ signifies Blackpink’s music return

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
September 28, 2022
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Sotomayor set for sentencing after guilty plea

Sotomayor set for sentencing after guilty plea

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
September 22, 2022
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Hold the Girl was released on Sept. 16. (Album cover courtesy of Sawayamas Instagram)

Sawayama takes listeners to Hell in new album

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
September 22, 2022
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Jack Epperson was arrested after attempting an attack at Sorority Row on Saturday, Sept. 10. (Jayden Hayn/The News)

Murray native arrested for sorority attack

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
September 14, 2022
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she / her / black b**** was released on Aug. 5. (Album cover courtesy of Apple Music)

Doechii showcases her versatility in new mini album

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2022
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‘Gemini Rights,’ Lacy’s second solo album, was released on July 15. (Album cover courtesy of Steve Lacys Instagram)

Steve Lacy dives into heartbreak on new album

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief
September 1, 2022
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