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Daily Archives: January 24, 2017

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence before leaving office

Before leaving office, then-President Barack Obama commuted the majority of the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of a 2010 leak that exposed sensitive American military and diplomatic information, while propelling WikiLeaks to international prominence. Manning, a transgender woman

Dylann Roof sentenced to die

On Tue, Jan. 10, a jury sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the white supremacy-motivated murder of nine people in Charleston, S.C., in June 2015. The same jury had found Roof, 22, guilty of 33 hate crimes charges a month earlier. The sentencing portion of

MLK convocation features messages of equality, activism

Braving sidewalks iced over with sleet, members of the Beloit campus and community found warmth and fiery words in Eaton Chapel at the 13th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Convocation, titled “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Embodying the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther

Obamacare repeal would be selfish act

In recent weeks, the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, has come under fire again as House Republicans have begun work to repeal this act of legislation. For those who are not aware, the Affordable Care Act is former President Barack Obama’s landmark

NFL playoffs highlight focus on powerful offenses

Anyone who’s watched or listened to a sports broadcast in their life has surely heard the tired, but generally accurate mantra of ‘defense wins championships’ from the announcers. The past three NFL Super Bowls have done a particularly good job of reinforcing this idea, with

Buc athletes stick around campus over break

While Beloit was on winter break, enjoying holidays with loved ones and being able to enjoy home cooked meals and clean showers, some Buccaneer athletes were already back on campus preparing for the upcoming sports season. Basketball, swimming and diving came back to continue their