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Poet Kit Yan gives workshop and performance

This article was originally published on Dec. 7, 2015. Students packed Java Joint on Friday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. for the slam poetry performance by Kit Yan, who controlled the stage with his urgent, dynamic voice and dramatic hand gestures. The award-winning one-person show,

Louder Than a Bomb brings slam poetry workshop to campus

This article was originally published on Oct. 26, 2015. Local high school students joined Beloit College students for a slam poetry workshop on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 24. Jamila Woods and Jasmine Barber, artists from Young Chicago Authors (YCA), led the workshop in Wilson

Life in Chapters: A life in and out of prison

Author’s Note: Some of the information in this article could not be independently verified Life has never been easy for 62-year-old Talib Akbar. Born in Mississippi (town unspecified), he was the youngest child in a family on the run from an abusive stepfather. They made

Review: “Freetown Sound” – Blood Orange

Editor’s Note: This review was originally published by Off-Kilter. This is a political album but, as is the norm with Dev Hynes, it is so much more than that. Beyond being a fusion of jazz, pop and R&B with influences ranging from Michael Jackson to Prince

Review: “Double Vanity” – BRONCHO

On paper, the Norman, Okla.-based band BRONCHO are frequently dubbed “garage pop.” But when you consider the cavernous sound they cultivated for their third LP, Double Vanity, “warehouse pop” might be the better description. In fact, Double Vanity was recorded in a warehouse. But man,

Beloit School Board electees are a disgrace

While most eyes were turned to the presidential primary during Tuesday’s election day, many overlooked or underestimated the severity of two local electoral decisions: the election of Pam Charles and re-election of Shannon Scharmer to the Beloit School Board. With 4,011 votes, Charles was the

Bummed about the ‘Bernie blackout’

In the last two presidential elections, The Washington Post officially endorsed Obama’s candidacy. They have yet to officially endorse Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, but in the interests of transparency they probably should; a report by FAIR published on March 8th found that The Washington

Panel discusses Pope Francis’ radical vision for ecojustice

In between classes, students, staff and faculty received a dose of faith-based environmental reflection at the panel, “Laudato Si: Pope Francis’s Radical Vision for Ecojustice.” The event, on Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Science Center 150, featured Associate Professor of History Ellen Joyce, Reverend Neddy Astudillo

Defectors and death camps: a glimpse into North Korea

Recently, a high-ranking North Korean intelligence official defected to South Korea. He is the second highest-ranking official to have defected in the country’s history. Since Kim Jong-Un came to power, North Korea has seen more defectors than ever. The consequences for defecting are gruesome. The