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A brief primer for the Beloit ballot

It’s easy to forget that when you head to the ballot box you’re responsible for voting for a variety of candidates, not just those running for president. Local candidates are notoriously difficult to find information on, so The Round Table is doing its best to

New professor M. Shadee Malaklou teaches revolution

Critical Identities Studies professor M. Shadee Malaklou seeks to fight injustice in the Beloit College and community. Pondering questions of gender, sexuality and race as they intersect with power has been a lifelong personal pursuit of Malaklou’s. Her childhood experiences with issues of identity led

How do planes disappear?

It has been 961 days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China. Two hundred and thirty-nine passengers vanished with hardly a trace discovered over the past two years. One piece of significant debris — a flaperon

Green Space: Dakota Access Pipeline trip

Over fall break, eleven students drove to southern North Dakota to donate supplies and energy to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe resistance camp fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hundreds of indigenous tribes from around the globe, along with non-Native allies, have stood in solidarity with

First Year on the Street: Nik Bennett

The Round Table sat down with Nik Bennett from St. Paul, Minn. to discuss Beloit experiences from what it’s like to work at the mailroom to getting tattoos. The Round Table: So Nik, how was your fall break? Nik Bennett: I got a tattoo —

Recycling competition has global implications

This article was originally published in print on Oct. 5, 2015. For the past three weeks, students have spent their Sunday evenings rooting through the trash and recycling bins of residential buildings for the third annual recycling competition. The competition, initiated by the Office of

New professor Elizabeth Blair excited for new bonds

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pa., education and learning has always been a part of Visiting Professor of Education Elizabeth Blair’s upbringing. “When I was a kid I used to swim at the same pool that Mr. Rogers would swim laps at. So once I got

First Year on the Street: Sam Funk

The Round Table sat down with freshman Sam Funk from Kenosha, Wis. to discuss the diversity and atmosphere of Beloit College. —Lillie Herbst and Therese Lydon The Round Table: Sam,  is the Wisconsin Minnesota feud a real thing? Do we get along? Sam Funk: The