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Tone deaf Pepsi ad falls flat

With recent political movements garnering huge amounts of public support, companies have been trying to incorporate these movements into their advertising. This usually doesn’t turn out well. Companies have been trying to be progressive and “with-the-times,” but they have a bad habit of reading the

Students create social movements working group

It’s a Tuesday night a few minutes before 9:30 p.m. and Bradley Rydholm’17 and Sarah Tweedale are waiting outside the door of a house a block off campus on Chapin Street, books tucked under their arms. After a knock, Kendra Schiffman opens the door, and

Beloit College hosts “Responses to Hate” panel

One of the ways in which Beloit College faculty responded to the anti-Semitic and Islamophobic hate crimes committed on campus last weekend was through a “Responses to Hate” panel held on Wed, Feb. 1. The panel was organized by Ann Davies, Provost and Dean of

Bandcamp raises $120K for ACLU

Bandcamp, a platform that allows artists to post music to be streamed, downloaded and purchased, led a fundraiser in which all profits earned by the website on Friday, Feb. 3, would be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union. Bandcamp announced it had raised $120,000

Students form political phone-banking group

After Donald Trump was elected president, a variety of student groups stepped up to respond with increased vigilant citizenry. Hoping to leverage social media networks, Sam Kindler’17 formed the Facebook group Beloit Political Phone Banking to provide a platform to organize collective action last semester.

The Women’s March and climate change

The Women’s March this past weekend brought together a wide array of concerned citizens, united in centering the experiences and voices of women in this nation’s urgent fight to reclaim democracy. While we march for the basic rights we deserve in this country, we also

Students push for disability advocacy

This article was originally published on Dec. 7, 2015. College presents unique challenges, often taking a strain on a person’s mental and physical health, and exacerbating existing conditions. This makes disability advocacy an urgent need for many students — though the College has not always

Animal tourism evolving slowly, surely

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the tourism giant TripAdvisor declared that it would stop selling tickets to animal attractions and exhibits all over the world that allow tourists to interact with wild and endangered animals. TripAdvisor is the first tourism company that has implemented this ambitious