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Rock County facing heroin epidemic

At first glance, Rock County, and Beloit in particular, probably does not strike many as a likely stronghold for drug trafficking in the United States. But when one considers the county and city’s proximity to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee and the interstate, Rock County and Beloit

Presidential election thrown into whirl by Scalia death

The death of 79-year-old Antonin Scalia, an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court, is set to throw the already turbulent presidential landscape into further hysterics. Scalia’s death (which is covered within this week’s “Beyond the Bubble”) comes with less than a year remaining in Barack

Health and Wellness Committee discusses plan for new fee

This article was originally published on April 6, 2015. Starting fall 2015, a new health and wellness fee of $80 will be charged to all students per semester. Dean of Students Christina Klawitter and Director of Residential Life John Winkelman initiated a Health and Wellness

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Transcendentalists aim to make campus friendly to all genders

This article was originally published on March 16, 2015. The student group known as Transcendentalists is not a reading group, but they are trying to transcend the cisgender-normative and trans-phobic culture on campus. Formed at the beginning of this semester by members of SAGA, the

Peace and Justice Club hosts Really Really Free Market

This article was originally published on Feb. 28, 2015. On Saturday, Feb. 26, the Peace and Justice Club held a Really Really Free Market from noon till 4 p.m. The Really Really Free Market movement emerged during the protests against the Free Trade Area of

Co-op series: Big Spoon Dining Coop

This article was originally published on Feb. 16, 2015. With butter bubbling in a pot, Hugo Alvarez’16 adds onions and garlic, letting it sizzle. Chopped zucchini, dotted with black pepper, waits on the counter, and his cooking partner Kyndall White’17 measures out rice from a

Co-op Profile: Outdoor Environmental Club Co-op

This article was originally published on Feb. 9, 2015. Lola Davis’17 dipped her hand into a large ziploc bag of pepper and sprinkled a handful over a hefty pot on the stove. Taking a spoon, she sampled it and added another handful. “This will be

What’s up with succulents?

This article was originally published in print on Sept. 14, 2015. Have succulents become the most popular new dorm decoration? It is difficult to pass a window without noticing a potted plant or two. It seems that succulents in particular have been gaining popularity as

Environmental Studies program announces two new tracks

This article was originally published on Feb. 2, 2015. After much discussion and reconfiguration, the Environmental Studies department unveiled its new offerings to students: two new tracks within an already interdisciplinary major. With the new program, students choose between Environmental Communication and Arts or Environmental