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Joan Carling: Sustainability and Justice in a Post-COVID World

Every year since 1999, Beloit College has hosted a Weissberg Chair speaker to speak on human rights issues. Each speaker has been dedicated to human rights and social justice and has provided insight and new perspectives to the Beloit community, and has sparked conversations about

Atlanta Spa Shootings

On Tuesday, March 16th, the nation was swept by yet another mass shooting. This particular shooting left a total of eight people dead in three different spas. Since six of the eight deceased were Asian-Americans, it is speculated that the shooting could be motivated in

Updates on the George Floyd Case

Derek Chauvin, one of the Minneapolis police officers responsible for the murder of George Floyd, is finally being tried. In the internet video that chronicles George Floyd’s murder, Chauvin can be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck until the latter takes his final breath. Currently, Chauvin

Wisconsin Vaccine Rollouts and Increased Eligibility

With an increase of vaccines in an effort to curb COVID-19 cases, the Beloit Health System announced that a new round of first-dose vaccines will become available. Vaccines are currently accessible to eligible groups by appointment through the Beloit Health Systems. Beginning March 22, these

Sarah Everard’s Death Has Become Larger Than Life

On March 3, thirty-three year old Sarah Everard vanished as she walked home from a friend’s house. As a woman walking alone, she had done everything “right.” She wore brightly colored, unrevealing clothes. She called her boyfriend as she was leaving to let him know

States Beginning to Reverse Mask Mandates

This past week, multiple states made the decision to overturn their mask mandates. The states that are now going mask-free are: Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota. Alabama is expected to follow suit in about a month in repealing their standing mask mandate. However,

Harassment Allegations Against Andrew Cuomo

Democratic governor of New York state, Andrew Cuomo, has received calls for his resignation and possibly impeachment by both Democratic and Republican elected officials due to recent allegations regarding sexual assault and harassment. So far, there have been seven women to come forward and accuse

City of Beloit Declares COVID-19 Memorial Day

When the Beloit city council met on Monday, January 4th, 2021, they made the decision to honor all who lost their lives to COVID-19 with a city-wide memorial day. The date they settled on was March 1st. This date was selected due to it marking

Rock County’s COVID-19 Uptick

Last week we reported a supposed drop in daily cases per 100,000 people in Rock County. This information was disclosed to students of Beloit College via a weekly COVID Taskforce email that welcomed students back to campus and announced a shift in alert levels on