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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Snappers sign MOU, receive green light for new ballpark

It appears that the Snappers will remain in Beloit and could be playing out of a new ballpark by 2020. Two local investor groups have bought the team, according to a Memorandum of Understanding announced by the franchise in early September. “The Beloit Snappers signed

An interview with Folk and Blues performer Melody Angel

On Saturday, Sept. 15, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chicago-based blues and rock artist, Melody Angel, right before her fantastic Folk and Blues performance. Here’s what she had to say about life, music, politics, and the stickers that cover her purple Stratocaster. NK: So

Former Beloit student convicted in hate crime hoax

A year and a half after the initial arrest, a sentencing has been made to resolve the hate crime hoax incident that struck Beloit College in spring 2017. Former Beloit College student Michael Tyler Kee was found guilty of disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor,

New employment and leisure opportunities for downtown Beloit

Over the past several months, downtown Beloit has opened several news businesses and establishments. These new restaurant locations have provided employment opportunities for locals in the Beloit area, including Beloit College students. The plans put in place by the Hendricks Corporation for the continued revitalization

Ousley Keynote speaker Wilson discusses effigy mounds on campus

This year’s Ousley Keynote speaker, Tabias Olajuawon Wilson, spoke at Moore Lounge in Pearsons Hall on Friday, Sept. 15. Wilson’s lecture focused on race and sexuality in the United States, particularly about their experience as a BlaQueer person, and how racial and sexual minorities can

Prominent administrators Davies, Klawitter leave Beloit

Beloit College’s Spring 2018 semester became the final term for two prominent members of the school’s administration following largely unanticipated announcements. On May 15, the final day of the Spring semester for students, President Scott Bierman announced in an email to the campus community that