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Review: “Slouch” – Spirit Club

When Spirit Club released its self-titled debut album in spring 2015, many listeners were enthralled — and for good reason. The group, which is composed of Wavves frontman Nathan Williams, his brother Joel and longtime friend Andrew Caddick, emerged as a trippy, moody California emo

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

Beloit alum and author Anna Noyes hosts book reading

Cool as fuck.   That was my initial, non-journalistic impression of author Anna Noyes’10 and her Oct. 26 reading from her recently published short story collection, Goodnight Beautiful Women. In the interest of a more appropriate analysis of her presentation and reading at the WAC

Visiting Ballez teacher Katy Pyle challenges conventionality

Ballet is often associated with delicate fantasies of princes and princesses, not BDSM butch lesbians. Katy Pyle defies these conventions with Ballez, a performance company and community she founded in 2011. Pyle, a lesbian multimedia performance artist, gave a talk called “On Queerness and Performance,”

Bundy clan acquitted in Oregon refuge takeover case

The armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge in Oregon took place earlier this year. The occupation began on January 2 and ended February 11. It was led by Ammon Bundy who had previously participated in the 2014 Bundy standoff that took place on

As premiums rise, Obamacare is dealt another mighty blow

Premiums for mid-level health plans are set to rise by as much as 25 percent next year, while consumers in several states will find fewer insurance companies offering coverage, according to a report released by the Obama administration last Monday. The open enrollment period for

Latest #GetWoke panel covers importance of voting

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusiveness (OADI) hosted Beloit College’s second #GetWoke panel of the semester. The session took place in the Richardson Auditorium at 7 p.m. and tackled the complicated nature of voting, particularly the controversial circumstances accompanying the

New professor M. Shadee Malaklou teaches revolution

Critical Identities Studies professor M. Shadee Malaklou seeks to fight injustice in the Beloit College and community. Pondering questions of gender, sexuality and race as they intersect with power has been a lifelong personal pursuit of Malaklou’s. Her childhood experiences with issues of identity led