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New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI

Despite facing a 25-point deficit as late as the third quarter, Tom Brady and the Patriots pulled off arguably the most stunning comeback in Super Bowl history. After a slow start that saw their defense unable to contain a lethal Atlanta running game, New England

Beloit PD, #BlackLivesMatter collaborate for Q&A

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the City of Beloit Police Department and #BlackLivesMatterBeloit collaborated to give the presentation “Conversations with the Beloit Community — Beloit College: Traffic Stops.” It was the first of three conversations to take place this semester, all sponsored by #BlackLivesMatterBeloit, in hopes

Royals pitcher Ventura, 25, dies in car crash

The Kansas City Royals announced on Sunday, Jan. 22 that Yordano Ventura, a promising right-handed pitcher and a key part of the organization’s recent success, was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Reports from the Dominican Republic said the crash happened

Steelers’ Brown leaks controversial locker room video

Courtesy of star wide receiver Antonio Brown, the Pittsburgh Steelers have garnered a plethora of unwanted spotlight heading into their AFC Championship matchup against the New England Patriots. Following Pittsburgh’s playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Jan. 15, Brown recorded and streamed

Baseball writers hand out NL and AL awards

With the World Series over, MLB’s 2016 award season is in full swing. This past week, the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, Most Valuable Player and Manager of the Year awards were handed out for both the National and American Leagues. It was mostly

String of thefts leave Beloit students uneasy

A plague of robberies has descended upon Beloit College recently, and several students have suffered as a result. Many types of items seem to have been targeted, although a singular person or group has yet to be identified as the culprit. While multiple dorms have

Jose Fernandez autopsy reveals drug use

An autopsy has revealed that Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of his death, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s office announced Saturday, Oct. 29. Fernandez and two friends were killed in a boating accident off Miami

Renowned economist McCloskey visits Beloit as Upton Scholar

During the week of Monday, Oct. 31, Beloit College played host to its ninth annual Miller Upton Forum. 2016’s Miller Upton scholar was Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, the Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at University of Illinois-Chicago and is renowned as one of