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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Ernest “Shitposiums” celebrate pet-passions

The air in the lecture hall was heavy with the smell of Domino’s pizza. It was 5:00 p.m. and a group of students had gathered in the tiered rows of Science Center 150. Munching politely on pizza and other snacks, including mac and cheese, pretzels

Beloit College’s Powerhouse Project receives WAFX prize

Beloit College’s Powerhouse Project has been awarded a WAFX Prize from the World Architectural Festival. Founded in 2017, the WAFX Prize “recognizes future projects that identify key ecological and societal challenges that architects are actively seeking to address over the next ten years,” according to

Evers and Baldwin hold rally in Beloit

The morning before a generally successful round of midterm elections for Wisconsin Democrats, a number of Democratic candidates for the state, including newly re-elected Senator Tammy Baldwin and Governor-elect Tony Evers, visited the Beloit College campus for a brief campaign rally. Evers was brought to

Beloit Urban Garden prepares for winter

On Halloween afternoon, during Advising Practicum Day for the Fall 2018 semester, volunteers and student workers gathered for “Electric Bugaloo Part 3” – an annual event to prepare the Beloit Urban Garden for the approaching winter. Putting BUG to bed for the season meant turning

Bush AG John Ashcroft visits Beloit amid protests

Moore Lounge was packed on Wednesday, Nov. 7 for John Ashcroft’s visit to Beloit College. Several students were forced to sit on the ground or stand against the wall throughout the event. This was despite protests from various students on campus, notably the organization Students

The Crisis of Our Century

Sunday marked the 100-year anniversary of the grinding conclusion of World War I. The First World War was a human catastrophe. It upended everything the Western world had come to believe. It was a mindless, mechanical, and meaningless war that swallowed an entire generation and

Braxton Cook’s No Doubt, an instant Neo Jazz classic

Cutting edge. Few words could better describe Maryland born Saxophonist/Singer-Songwriter Braxton Cook’s sophomore effort No Doubt. The album is a follow up to his 2017 debut Somewhere In Between, Cook’s third release, but his first full-length solo album. A graduate of Julliard School with a

Shirkers: Netflix’s new cinema-centric documentary

Sometimes you have to “go backwards in order to go forwards.” This the central idea behind Sandi Tan’s “Shirkers,” a brilliant new documentary on Netflix that explores friendship, betrayal and the joys and costs of cinephilia. “Shirkers” is a documentary about another “Shirkers,” a wildly

Minus the Bear bids farewell with final EP Fair Enough

After a successful career spanning nearly two decades, indie-progressive rockers Minus the Bear are calling it quits. In conjunction with a farewell tour that lasts through December, the band released an EP, Fair Enough, to serve as a brief parting gift. This decision likely comes