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Cornell breaks home run record

During Tuesday’s double-header against Alverno College, the Beloit College softball team came through with two impressive wins thank to solid pitching and clutch hitting. Along with the 5-1 and 2-0 wins, a record-breaking performance by Tala Cornell’16 was the most notable moment of the action

Wieseman earns Player of the Year honors

Lana Wieseman’16, a 6’1 forward for the Beloit College Women’s Basketball team from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (Badger), has been named the Midwest Conference Player of the Year, the Conference Office announced on February 29 when releasing the 2015-16 All-MWC team. Wieseman is the fifth Buccaneer

Paul Ryan elected Speaker of the House

  Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district was elected the 54th Speaker of the House on Thursday, Oct. 29, taking over the position from John Boehner. Ryan, 45, is the youngest speaker of the House since 1869, when James G. Blaine took over

Attack on Paris leaves 132 dead

Paris was the scene of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on the evening of Friday, Nov. 13 that have, at the time of this writing, left 132 dead and more than 350 injured. Beginning just after 9 p.m. in Paris, two suicide bombers detonated

Rock County facing heroin epidemic

At first glance, Rock County, and Beloit in particular, probably does not strike many as a likely stronghold for drug trafficking in the United States. But when one considers the county and city’s proximity to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee and the interstate, Rock County and Beloit

Presidential election thrown into whirl by Scalia death

The death of 79-year-old Antonin Scalia, an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court, is set to throw the already turbulent presidential landscape into further hysterics. Scalia’s death (which is covered within this week’s “Beyond the Bubble”) comes with less than a year remaining in Barack

Pavel Datsyuk announces plans to retire

After 14 years in the National Hockey League, Pavel Datsyuk, the Detroit Red Wings’ Russian forward known as “The Magic Man,” has announced that he will be leaving the NHL following the playoffs. Datsyuk, who spent his entire NHL career with the Red Wings, cited

In Defense Of Blink-182

When Rolling Stone released its “40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time” just over two weeks ago, the reaction from punkers everywhere was swift, uncompromising and severe. “This is a belated April Fool’s joke, right?” wrote one commentator. “Allowing Rolling Stone to create a list like this is like

Goodnight, sweet Prince: remembering a pop icon

When I first discovered Prince via a late-night showing of “Purple Rain” on VH1 early in the 2000s, I was transfixed. The static cling of our old Toshiba television wasn’t enough to shake my fascination with The Kid and his quest to reign supreme over