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The prophetic sons return: a conversation with Birthrates

On September 10, I made my way to the porch of Music House to talk to the members of the Beloit-alum band Birthrates. Composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Kirby Jayes’16, and bass player and vocalist Linden Holt’16, Birthrates currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA, and

Review: ‘The Divine Feminine’ – Mac Miller

It would appear that Mac Miller is not keen on plateauing anytime soon. The former frat rap star has continued his dramatic artistic evolution with The Divine Feminine, a tightly wound concept album centered around the endlessly fascinating topic of love. Miller’s last LP, GO:OD

Erotic Magazine allows for unique student outlet

This article was originally published on Sept. 14, 2015. In the 1940s, the Beloit College student humor magazine, Goldfish, ran an issue about a cover girl coming to campus, with the woman on the front cover wearing a loose top. The administration effectively banned the

45th Annual Folk and Blues Festival rocks Beloit

The 45th annual Folk and Blues Festival has come and gone, and many of us are a red t-shirt richer for it. On Friday and Saturday night, Beloit’s students gathered to awkwardly bask in the glorious sounds of both Blues and Folk, and to grimace

Review: “Blonde” and “Endless” – Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean has a lot of feelings. He let us know that in his first album, Channel Orange, and the mixtape, Nostalgia, ULTRA, that preceded it. He continues to do so on his newly released albums, Blonde, and his visual album, Endless. Frank Ocean sings

Chicago Hosts “This Changes Everything” Film Screening

This article was originally published on Oct. 26, 2015. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Ill. was sold out for the nationwide release of “This Changes Everything,” a film based off of Naomi Klein’s book by the same title, and narrated by

Philosopher and pianist reflect on extinction

This article was originally published on Oct. 5, 2015. “Life begins like music,” Kathleen Dean Moore offered from the stage, pausing for Rachelle McCabe to join in with delicate piano. She continued, describing the ways ecosystems developed from “gelatinous themes,” and McCabe’s soft instrumental followed,

Asexuality panel highlights emergent field

This article was originally published on Nov. 16, 2015. On Thursday, Nov. 12, students, faculty and staff crowded around the table in the North Lounge of the World Affairs Center for the panel The event, sponsored by the English and Critical Identities Studies departments, featured