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U.S. Open highlights the poor treatment of Serena Williams

In Tennis’ U.S. Open Women’s Final, tennis superstar Serena Williams got into a heated disagreement with a referee, Carlos Ramos, after he accused her of cheating. The ref saw Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, making a hand gesture, with his hands six inches apart moving in

Elon Musk smoking weed on Joe Rogan podcast highlights inequality

On Sept. 6, Joe Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” aired featuring a surprising twist. Many have seen the pictures and videos of Rogan’s guest, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, smoking marijuana, drinking whiskey, and wielding a flamethrower. Quickly becoming the source of many memes, Musk’s

Letter to the Editor from Beloit and Round Table alumnus

Like many, I was disappointed and disheartened to hear of the recent racist graffiti near the free wall. It serves as a reminder that Beloit College—and the world surrounding it—is an imperfect place. What gave me hope, however, was the response to it by one

Facing sexual harrassment and assault in academia

As the number of those coming forward with stories of workplace harassment rises, around the country people have begun to question the processes and procedures around sexual assault in their workplaces. With this increased reporting, Hollywood, tech, politics and other industries have been forced to

Thoughts about the Parody Issue

Last week, Beloit College’s newspaper, the Round Table, published its annual parody edition in observance of the unofficial April Fools holiday. Stories ranged from John Winkelmann trying to find a roommate, to sack lunches being unpacked by a CRIS major. These stories were fun, and