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CDC Unveils New Mask Guidelines

For Americans who have been given the full COVID-19 vaccination, the new guidelines regarding face masks should come as great news. On Tues Apr. 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that for those who have received both vaccine doses, plus an

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of All Charges

History was made in Minneapolis, MN on Apr. 20, 2021, when former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of the innocent George Floyd. Nearly a year after Floyd’s murder, Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges. Chauvin was charged with

Sex In the Dark Event

  As the Health and Wellness Center begins to reclaim its status as a ‘programming powerhouse’ on campus, student programmer, Shruthi Chandrasekar’23, stepped forward to tackle an iconic Beloit College event — Sex In the Dark. On Fri. April 9, Chandrasekar revived the event, hosting a

Wisconsin Expands Vaccine Eligibility

   As of Mon. Apr. 5, 2021, the age range of those eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the state of Wisconsin was broadened to those aged 16 and up. Previously, vaccinations were not set to be available to this age group until a month later,

Atlanta Spa Shootings

On Tuesday, March 16th, the nation was swept by yet another mass shooting. This particular shooting left a total of eight people dead in three different spas. Since six of the eight deceased were Asian-Americans, it is speculated that the shooting could be motivated in

Updates on the George Floyd Case

Derek Chauvin, one of the Minneapolis police officers responsible for the murder of George Floyd, is finally being tried. In the internet video that chronicles George Floyd’s murder, Chauvin can be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck until the latter takes his final breath. Currently, Chauvin

The Origin of Women’s History Month

It is March of 2021. Women’s History Month. A very special Women’s History Month, indeed. This year’s observation of Women’s History Month marks the 40th anniversary of the proclamation of the national celebration. We observe Women’s History Month to honor the trailblazing women who came

States Beginning to Reverse Mask Mandates

This past week, multiple states made the decision to overturn their mask mandates. The states that are now going mask-free are: Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota. Alabama is expected to follow suit in about a month in repealing their standing mask mandate. However,

City of Beloit Declares COVID-19 Memorial Day

When the Beloit city council met on Monday, January 4th, 2021, they made the decision to honor all who lost their lives to COVID-19 with a city-wide memorial day. The date they settled on was March 1st. This date was selected due to it marking

Rock County’s COVID-19 Uptick

Last week we reported a supposed drop in daily cases per 100,000 people in Rock County. This information was disclosed to students of Beloit College via a weekly COVID Taskforce email that welcomed students back to campus and announced a shift in alert levels on