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Commons Brings Back Warm Cookie Wednesdays

Is it just me or did the first two Wednesdays of this semester seem a little chilly? After a two week scare, Warm Cookie Wednesdays have finally returned to Commons. Here are the 7 reasons why this is worth celebrating. Big Nostalgia Energy There’s something

YAF Chair Andrew Collins’20 Responds to Op-Ed

Noah Sisson’s piece was a pernicious mix of deceit, spin, repetition, and half-baked research, almost impressively confined to the space of a few hundred words. Nearly every item posited as fact is demonstrably untrue. To set the record straight in order: Erik Prince was not

Why Beloit College Should Celebrate Labor Day

On September 2ndAmericans across the country woke up late, spent time with family, and maybe barbequed in the backyard. There were; however, around 1,000 people who instead got up at their usual hour and went about their days as normal. Beloit College held classes on

Is YAF Trying to Provoke Students?

This story was originally published in the September 16 issue of the Round Table.  On October 10th Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) are planning to bring former Vice President Dick Cheney to speak. The last speaker that YAF brought to campus was Erik Prince who

Don’t just aspire. Be anti-racist.

This op-ed was penned collectively by Hannah Flanders, Carly Sutherland and Lily Serio for CRIS 165 Sex and Power.  This semester’s CRIS 165 Sex and Power course is hosting events in response to Beloit College’s anti-racism clause. We, authors of this article, students in 165

Social media companies continue to encourage radicalization

The Christchurch shooting was streamed on Facebook Live. The shooter narrated his actions as he carried them out, speaking with the same detachment as a gamer streaming on Twitch. Minutes before the event, the shooter linked his 74-page manifesto, which obsessed over “white genocide” and

The reality of the “campus free speech debate”

One of the hottest talking points of recent years is the “free speech crisis” purportedly sweeping college campuses nationwide. Conservative activists claim that universities are indoctrinating students into liberal thought, that professors direct students towards a dismissal of conservative ideas and that higher education is