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Category Archives: Op-Ed

Left Alliance and Socialism, Demystified

Recently, an op-ed entitled, “What Exactly is the Left Alliance?” was published in The Round Table. It asks many questions about who we are and what we stand for, so we would like to take this opportunity to introduce our group and clear up some

The Poetry Garden on Edge

The Poetry Garden, an installation artwork and public space on the southeastern corner of campus, remains a quiet enigma for some Beloit College students.  “It’s kind of bizarre and underused,” said Hana Hassanpourgal’20. “And very weirdly constructed but very appealing to me. In the summer,

Help your fellow Beloiters, please

There are few guarantees at Beloit College. Life is undoubtedly volatile, schedules are not set tightly the way they might be in life after college. This leads to less predictable sleep, moods, focus, and can put a strain on our relationships. As college students, we

OCD: Not A Trendy Term

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is not “trendy.” It is not a “cute quirk” and it is not something that should be used to describe common organizational preferences. OCD is not just normal worrying or mild anxiety. The trendy use of the term OCD, and using the

What Exactly is the Left Alliance?

An Anarcho-communist-socialist. Is it even possible for such a political animal to exist? According to the Left Alliance, the new student group on campus, the answer is yes. The group says it welcomes all members of left-leaning ideologies in the hopes of creating a united

Commons Brings Back Warm Cookie Wednesdays

Is it just me or did the first two Wednesdays of this semester seem a little chilly? After a two week scare, Warm Cookie Wednesdays have finally returned to Commons. Here are the 7 reasons why this is worth celebrating. Big Nostalgia Energy There’s something

YAF Chair Andrew Collins’20 Responds to Op-Ed

Noah Sisson’s piece was a pernicious mix of deceit, spin, repetition, and half-baked research, almost impressively confined to the space of a few hundred words. Nearly every item posited as fact is demonstrably untrue. To set the record straight in order: Erik Prince was not