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Panel offers insight into Islamic head covering

Amid rising tensions over worldwide multiculturalism and religious fundamentalism, Islamic head covering remains a complex and often misunderstood issue. Four professors offered their cultural, political and historical knowledge on the controversial topic at a panel called Burkini Blues in Richardson Auditorium the afternoon of Monday,

U.S. gun violence in 2016 set to outpace 2015 after bloody summer

Another summer in the U.S. meant another stretch of mass gun violence in the world’s most firearm-happy country. According to Mass Shooting Tracker, a nonpartisan and crowd-sourced data outlet dedicated to following all mass shootings in the U.S., there have been 326 mass shootings in

Beloit community mourns loss of recent graduates

On Aug. 1, Abigail Bohstedt and Darrell Scott Jr — both ‘13 — were driving to a family reunion in Iowa when their vehicle was struck by a truck near Ottawa. Sadly, both recent Beloit graduates lost their lives in the six-vehicle crash. Abigail and

Gawker folds under weight of financial woes

A little over two months after blog Gawker was forced to declare bankruptcy, the website was forced to cease operations. Gawker Media’s six other property sites — Deadspin, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku and Lifehacker — are able to continue under the control of Univision Communications

Mold spoils move-in for Haven, Wood residents

Move-in day at Beloit College is usually one of the most exciting times of the year for students. However, that was not the case for 130 some students who expected to move into their dorms for the 2016 fall semester, as college maintenance discovered a

Paul Ryan elected Speaker of the House

  Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district was elected the 54th Speaker of the House on Thursday, Oct. 29, taking over the position from John Boehner. Ryan, 45, is the youngest speaker of the House since 1869, when James G. Blaine took over

Attack on Paris leaves 132 dead

Paris was the scene of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on the evening of Friday, Nov. 13 that have, at the time of this writing, left 132 dead and more than 350 injured. Beginning just after 9 p.m. in Paris, two suicide bombers detonated