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Beloit College students hired by local fire department

Last semester, The Round Table ran an article about a group of college students enrolled in a firefighter recruit academy with the South Beloit Fire Department, just a five-minute car ride away from the college. As of April 3, after six months of classes, practical

The problems with the ‘nuclear option’

On May 6, Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the newest Supreme Court Justice. The position has been open for just over a year because the Republicans blocked President Barack Obama’s right to appoint a new justice after the death of Justice Scalia. Justice Scalia

Tone deaf Pepsi ad falls flat

With recent political movements garnering huge amounts of public support, companies have been trying to incorporate these movements into their advertising. This usually doesn’t turn out well. Companies have been trying to be progressive and “with-the-times,” but they have a bad habit of reading the

Trump’s sudden transformation to war hawk could sink his cause

Throughout his campaign and even in his controversial inaugural address, President Donald Trump emphasized his commitment to placing “America first.” The historically dubious slogan, believed to be pushed by adviser Stephen Bannon, saw the bombastic former reality TV star assuring the masses that under his

Finding nature in Wisconsin

Earlier this week, I found myself sitting at a talk by James Edward Mills, a self-proclaimed adventure journalist.I had no idea what an adventure journalist was, in fact, I was only at the talk because my class was hosting him and I was required to

Hidden microphones betray community trust

The hate emails are coming in, folks; the blogs rippling with distortion and invective.  And for your reading pleasure, don’t forget to check out the comments sections, where you’ll find the straight up personal attacks and veiled threats.  I’ve often lamented the stupid cruelty that

American Health Care Act poised in negatively impact millions

The American Health Care Act, lately termed Trumpcare, technically falls under the category of a health care initiative. However, it seems to be moreso an act against health care, more specifically against former President Barack Obama. Trumpcare is “Obamacare lite,” which means that some of

The importance of O.J. Simpson

It has been 10 years since O.J. Simpson was arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas. It has been more than 20 years since Simpson was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. And it