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The Trial of Derek Chauvin

   Ten months after the nation witnessed George Floyd’s death on the streets of Minneapolis, the trial of Derek Chauvin has begun. Mr. Chauvin, who last May, knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds, is being put on the stand. He faces

Joan Carling: Sustainability and Justice in a Post-COVID World

Every year since 1999, Beloit College has hosted a Weissberg Chair speaker to speak on human rights issues. Each speaker has been dedicated to human rights and social justice and has provided insight and new perspectives to the Beloit community, and has sparked conversations about

Wisconsin Vaccine Rollouts and Increased Eligibility

With an increase of vaccines in an effort to curb COVID-19 cases, the Beloit Health System announced that a new round of first-dose vaccines will become available. Vaccines are currently accessible to eligible groups by appointment through the Beloit Health Systems. Beginning March 22, these

Sarah Everard’s Death Has Become Larger Than Life

On March 3, thirty-three year old Sarah Everard vanished as she walked home from a friend’s house. As a woman walking alone, she had done everything “right.” She wore brightly colored, unrevealing clothes. She called her boyfriend as she was leaving to let him know

Harassment Allegations Against Andrew Cuomo

Democratic governor of New York state, Andrew Cuomo, has received calls for his resignation and possibly impeachment by both Democratic and Republican elected officials due to recent allegations regarding sexual assault and harassment. So far, there have been seven women to come forward and accuse

Report of Election Results

America breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday following the final results of the 2020 Presidential election. After four days of endlessly refreshing feed, watching the news, anxious conversations, counting ballots, and fearfully awaiting the country’s fate for the next four years, the result was

The Reality of Intersectionality

“When there’s no name for a problem, you can’t see a problem, and when you can’t see a problem, you pretty much can’t solve it.” These are the words of Kimberlé Crenshaw, the civil rights advocate who first coined the term “intersectionality.” Crenshaw noticed that

Trump’s COVID Progress

On October 1st, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he and his wife, Melania had tested positive for COVID-19, saying, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” The

New Athletic Practice Procedures

Fall athletics at Beloit have been getting into the swing of things, and athletes have been having a ball getting to know their new teammates. This year, however, athletes have been adjusting to the new practice procedures and changes to their seasons due to COVID-19