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Finance on your phone

I’m obsessed with budgeting. Call me stingy or excessive, but I can’t find anything that even remotely assembles peace of mind unless I’m constantly checking my bank account levels. I can’t remember when the phrase “always spend less than you make” started to haunt every

The free speech debate within Beloit College faculty

On Sept. 23, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was invited to speak at Georgetown University’s Law school, despite rampant protests from student activists. Scheduled to speak on  what he called a “recommitment to free speech on college campuses,” Sessions was met with backlash from the student

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

        Computers are quickly learning to think, and we may well be at the cusp of one of the most important technological watershed moments since the invention of the wheel. Artificial intelligence is a term that’s been thrown around since the genesis

Giving Gifts Without Breaking the Bank

Maybe you celebrate a holiday coming up. Maybe a loved one has a birthday soon. Maybe you’re just inspired by all the JCPenney commercials you’ve been seeing lately. Whatever the reason is, if you’re looking for gift ideas this time of year, we’re here to

Lunch Shaming

A disturbing new trend has begun to emerge in the news regarding school lunches. “Lunch Shaming” as it has been dubbed, is the practice of shaming or humiliating students as young as kindergarteners for not having enough lunch money in their accounts. From Texas to

Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center comes to campus

On Wednesday, November 1st, Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center (BDVSC) held an event in Java Joint that aimed to simulate the struggles that many survivors of domestic violence face when trying to access resources. Helena Rose’19 was one of the main forces in bringing BDVSC

Life as a DACA student at Beloit College

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was an immigration policy that allowed undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as minors to receive protection from deportation and a work permit. With the ending of

House Hunters: Rush Season Edition

The concept of Greek life has a lot of stereotypes. TV and movies provide us with images of frat boys chugging beer on their front lawn and sorority girls flipping their blonde hair over perfectly tanned shoulders. But Beloit comes with its own Greek culture,

Charlottesville panel tackles white supremacy

This past week members of the Political Science and International Relations departments came together to analyze what happened at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and why it happened. Professors John McMahon, Phil Chen, Beth Dougherty and John Rapp discussed the various reasons white