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Category Archives: Op-Ed

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

The necessity of Advising Practicum

Each Spring at Beloit College there is a day called Advising Practicum where all classes are cancelled and students are given an opportunity to reflect on their learning experiences. Throughout the day various departments have different events such as: development of professional skills, demonstration of

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos needs to go back to school

While the Trump Administration has been anything but stable, one figure stands alone in their consistent ineptitude. Betsy DeVos, the sixty-year-old Education Secretary, has continued to exude a sense of cluelessness that rivals the likes of George W. Bush. This shouldn’t come as a surprise

Why free laundry may actually be harmful to students

At the Townhall Meeting on Monday, February 26, of the many things that were discussed, laundry seemed to be a hot topic. It is no secret that this college has issues with laundry. The campus is littered with machines that are broken and there are

Once again we review a drink at Applebees, Bahama Mama

Once again Applebees has attempted to capitalize on the people’s desire for cheap booze. During February, Applebees offered the Bahama Mama for $1. Like the Dollarita, this drink offered a cheaper version of an old-time favorite. However, this drink was only offered in the classic

C-Haus and accessibility for students to attend campus events

On February 19, Beloit College’s Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness launched a week long campaign, #SunkenPlace, tackling the issue of Racism and White Supremacy, welcoming several professors and students as speakers.  While some events took place in Java Joint, most took place in C-Haus.