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We used to do WHAT before COVID?

During this pandemic, there have been many cultural shifts that are seen as the new normal. As more and more people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and the end seems to be within our sights finally, we may still see this cultural change in a

The History of Godzilla and the Kaiju Genre

   Recently, Godzilla vs. Kong (dir. Adam Wingard) was released into theaters and for streaming, continuing the tradition of giant monster, or Kaiju, films in the international film industry. While America and Japan primarily dominate the Kaiju genre, it’s a genre that is recognized worldwide and

Meet the BSG Executives

History was made when Beloit College elected two women of color, both international students, as Co-Presidents of the Beloit Student Government this Spring. With the appointment of our new exec team, the Beloit Student Government hopes to create a space dedicated to the needs of

Caffeine: A Blessing and a Curse For the Average College Student

A lot of college students rely on caffeine to get through their day-to-day lives, myself included. I’ll bet at least some of you are drinking something caffeinated right now as you’re reading this. Heck, I’m drinking something caffeinated while I’m writing this. Of course, there

Found Objects, a Springtime Offering

Spring… Is not my favorite time of year. Yes, of course, I enjoy the lengthening days and (relatively) warmer weather, but spring will never be my favorite. The cold lingers too far into April, puddles, and mud are a constant threat while walking across campus,

Strong Women in History

It just made sense to write a little listicle featuring some amazing women from our past and present for women’s history month. This list is in no particular order, but all of these women are either activists, revolutionaries, or artists. Harriet Tubman (c. 1822-1913): Harriet

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

The “Sophomore Slump” Doesn’t Just Happen to Sophomores

               When I was in high school, and even a freshman in college, we were warned about the sophomore slump that would inevitably happen in college. This is like, a weird period of disappointment and confusion because you just can’t keep up with how you performed

Blasts From the Past: 5 Advancements in Tech from 2011

 In 2021, there are a lot of technologies and other advances that seem obsolete now that it’s been over a decade since they were conceptualized and released to the public. When they came out, they definitely seemed revolutionary for their time, but now they’re just