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Uncommon Commons

The Commons has been a social hub for Beloit students to gather, gossip, build friendships, and, most importantly, eat. Indeed, Commons maintains this status after its summer renovation.  She sports a fresh coat of paint, new subheadings to categorize food types, and even some new

On the Seasonality of Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is not a seasonal product. Some people seem to have a deluded notion that the warm treat is resigned to only a portion of the calendar year. Certainly, the media seems to highlight hot cocoa’s existence around the holidays, but this does not

The Power and the Beauty: Food as an Expressive Art Form

“Third things are essential…, objects or practices or habits or arts or institutions or games or human beings that provide a site of joint rapture or contentment.”  -Donald Hall, “The Third Thing”    Food is often thought of as merely a means to sustain one’s life–to

Powerhouse Shawarma Review

 After spring break, the folks at Bon Appétite and the Powerhouse introduced shawarma. Although its authenticity can certainly be questioned, the shawarma is actually pretty good and, most notably, better than its predecessor. Indeed, I was not a huge fan of the noodle and rice

Commons Dine in

Commons has officially reopened its in-person dining options. On Feb. 17, 2022, students received a mass email from the Dean of Students, Cecil Youngblood, noting that the change was to take place the very next day: Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The notification email addressed students

In Opposition to Air Fryers

Air fryers are dumb. Although they have rather elegant solutions to some problems, which I will get into later, the reasons they are praised are often misfounded and demonstrably false. Let us dismantle these misunderstandings: The very concept of the name is stupid. Air fryers

In Defense of Commons

Commons is not that bad. That being said, I am told that, as a first-year student, I have not experienced the worst of our infamous dining options. However, this will be an analysis of the way Commons has been perceived throughout this academic year in

Doing the Work: Dr. Atiera Coleman’s Address

On February 3, 2022, Beloit College formally introduced its celebration of Black History Month with a keynote address from Dr. Atiera Coleman, Rock County Equity Manager, former Beloit College Associate Dean of Students, and class of 2010. This virtual address was streamed to the college’s

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“Grounded in Hard Work”: Blue Collar Coffee Review

Walking into Blue Collar Coffee, you are greeted by a warm embrace of comfort and welcomeness, and the air filled with the aroma of freshly ground espresso beans and gently warming pastries. With “coffee with character for hardworking people,” Blue Collar delivers quite simply the