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An Interview With Frank McKearn IV

I had described Frank McKearn IV as an enigma. He seemed mysterious, always roaming around campus and through the Powerhouse, always on a mission to somewhere. I had first noticed McKearn last year, first just through seeing him at the Powerhouse, then as engineer and

A Day at the Farmers Market

The Beloit Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 9:00 am to noon, May through October. This long standing open air market has been a part of downtown Beloit since 1974. On Saturday, I visited the market to see what it had to offer.  Walking into

Top Four Worst Commons Meals

Commons is infamous for its less than delightful cuisine, but students new to campus this year have not experienced the full depth of what Commons last year truly was. In general, most of the courses simply required a good dousing of Sriracha to get it

Sifting Through the Thrifting in Beloit

One consistent entity, seemingly no matter what part of the country you are from, are thrift stores. Beloit is no different, with a few options within walking or biking distance from campus. Below are three thrift stores that anyone with a love for secondhand clothing

Concert at the Slab

On the night of Saturday, September 4th, a crowd gathered at the Slab, a spanse of concrete behind the library and Art House.  Elsa Schroeder started the night by playing two original songs, accompanied by her own guitar playing. The crowd swayed to the calming

Top 10 Thrift Finds

Thrifting has become a staple in my life. The vast majority of my wardrobe has been picked up second hand from a thrift store, a consignment shop, from a friend, or even found on the ground. I have been thrifting since high school, and since

Idaho Passes Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

   Idaho has passed a bill to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) from public colleges and universities under the impression that it advocates that one race, gender, ethnicity or religion is supposedly better or more superior than another. In the bill, Idaho lawmakers have purported that

Cultural Fest was so Fun, I Almost Peet my Pants

Friday night, Peet had their annual cultural festival. The night kicked off at 4:00 pm with free Peet tee shirts with a funky design on the back of a rat riding a skateboard while smoking a cig. They offered goodie bags with free snacks and

Holy Shot! Vaccines Available on Campus

Shots shots shots shots shots shots everybody! Vaccine rollouts have continued across the country and all states have updated vaccine eligibility to allow everyone over the age of sixteen to get vaccinated. In the United States, about twenty-seven percent of the population has been fully

The Trial of Derek Chauvin

   Ten months after the nation witnessed George Floyd’s death on the streets of Minneapolis, the trial of Derek Chauvin has begun. Mr. Chauvin, who last May, knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds, is being put on the stand. He faces