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Yearly Archives: 2017

Lunch Shaming

A disturbing new trend has begun to emerge in the news regarding school lunches. “Lunch Shaming” as it has been dubbed, is the practice of shaming or humiliating students as young as kindergarteners for not having enough lunch money in their accounts. From Texas to

West African Dance Comes to Beloit

            Andrea Markus, a teacher of West African Dance based out of New York City, spent the past week at Beloit College offering a variety of workshops and classes. Markus taught four open classes for the college community, one class with high school students in the

Can Christmas Season Start After Halloween?

I still remember the sudden shock I experienced when I was maybe seven or eight years old, when I went up the escalator at Kohl’s in late September, at the Golf Mill Mall in Chicago, and saw the Christmas stuff. I had celebrated Christmas every

Former MLB star Halladay dies in plane crash

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball following the 2013 season, died when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, Nov. 7. He was 40. Halladay’s ICON A5, a small, single-engine aircraft, went down around noon on

Intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis presents in Beloit

All humans are sex neutral until their fourth month in the womb, Pidgeon Pagonis told their audience on Thurs, Nov. 9. Only after that do biological sex characteristics begin to develop, and fetuses begin to physically appear male or female – but even that isn’t