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What’s the matter with…Betsy DeVos?

(“What’s the Matter With” is a new weekly opinion column that will explore the trends in today’s society. These articles can and will be about any range of topics such as education, politics, memes, food and resolutions. These opinions are opinions of the author and

Harassment rampant in academic anthropology

Editor’s Note: Along with listed author Ryan Jacquemet, this piece was penned by Courtney Bingham, Jiming Song, Haylee Rose Irwin and Leanna Miller. Introduction In recent years, stories of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexism in academia have become more prevalent and have captured the attention

Office of the presidency has lacked accountability for decades

As the U.S. and world braces itself for the incoming presidency of Donald Trump, many organizations, factions and individuals have been arguing for “accountability” with regards to the new administration. But given the recent history of the presidency, one has to wonder if that accountability

Satire: Oppression of white males at Beloit has gone too far

Trump’s presidential win is bound to inspire exciting national change. Americans across the country celebrated, believing finally that this country can truly be great again. With the dawn of a Trump presidency, perhaps we can finally get back to what’s truly American: white power. Heartbreakingly,

Editorial Board: The mourning is over; time to organize

The election of Donald J. Trump to the Presidency of the United States is, without question, one of the most sickening events to ever transpire in the history of the United States and is a tremendous threat to liberal democracy. Trump’s ascension to the Office

The cases for the candidates

The Case for Hillary Clinton The 2016 election is not, as so many have suggested, a choice between the lesser of two evils. With the two realistic choices available to voters across the country, only one of them is fit for the presidency: Hillary Clinton.

Legal marijuana could gain traction this election season

This volatile election cycle has featured numerous clashes, barbs and jabs that have made even the heartiest followers of politics grow a bit weary. But for one topic in particular, the upcoming vote could ring in a new wave of success: marijuana. Voters in Arizona,

A eulogy for my beloved dog

This past Tuesday, my family was forced to make the decision that so many pet owners dread. It was time to say goodbye to our dog, a 13-year-old beagle named Grace. This ball of joy came into our lives on Christmas Day in 2003. Coming

Creepy clowns need to stop being creepy

It’s Halloween, so we need to talk about the random scary clowns haunting people in cities and trying to lure children into the woods. These clowns have been found all over the U.S., a new fad designed to terrorize people. The craze can be traced

Accessibility issues rampant at Beloit

Campus accessibility conversations typically follow similar patterns: we talk about the WAC lacking a ramp, Pearson’s (unfortunately where Disability Services is located) being hard to enter in the winter, or how most dorms lack elevators. These are glaring problems that I’m sure discourage qualified potential