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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

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.

Turning Point USA, new platform for Conservative students

Over the course of the last 4 months I have had the wonderful opportunity to get involved with Turning Point USA (TPUSA). TPUSA is a great organization for students who have fiscally Conservative views believing in limited government, lowering taxes, and capitalism curing poverty. The

Wages for overnight hosts: why they may not be fair

Many students do vital work on this campus, but few are paid in accordance with the importance of their work. Take, for example, overnight hosts, students who help convince prospective studentsto attend Beloit College. Each prospective student represents a deal worth tens of thousands of

Justin Timberlake’s Prince tribute: not as good as it seemed?

With the surprise Superbowl win by the underdog Eagles, the commonly talked-about halftime show was relegated to the backseat. For those who didn’t watch, Justin Timberlake sang at this year’s halftime show, and many people are incredibly upset by his performance. More specifically, people are

Confusion ensues on campus as Residential Life moves office

As students returned from break they found a few things changed, mainly, (almost) all the offices in Pearsons had shifted. While the Registrar remained unmoved, Residential Life had been relocated to a variety of locations, all of which were on the residential side of campus.

North and South Korea coming together for Winter olympics

North and South Korea agreed to hold talks at Panmunjom, the site of the 1953 Korean armistice, about the possibility of combining North Korea and South Korea into one olympic team for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. After hours of negotiation, the two countries emerged with