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Tattoo Safety in Beloit

Everyone has those moments, those “I need a tattoo right now” weekend urges. Depending on who you are, these split second decisions can lead to the best, or the worst decision of your life. Safe tattoo practices often get thrown out the window on nights

Catcalling in Beloit

It’s late spring, a friend and I are doing homework on the FemCo porch. We’re chatting about something or another, things that felt important I’m sure. Suddenly, our conversation is interrupted by a man in a small brown car slowing down to snap a picture

The Harmful Narrative of the Breakup Stereotype

Breakups Suck. What sucks even more is what the media teaches us to believe about them. We all can picture the classic image of some young woman in her pajamas with a pint of cookie dough ice cream, or the male lead punching his fist

What’s up With C-Haus?

Have you ever wanted somewhere to go on a Thursday night? Friday? Saturday? Is the creepy co-owner of 5 bar putting you off? Maybe the heat of TKE basement just isn’t for you? Well, I would tell you to head on over to C-haus then,

Students’ Thoughts on Meal Service

When students returned to campus this semester, they were met with unexpected news: Commons reopened indoor seating! Sitting at Commons, DK’s, and Java Joint with your friends, for hours on end is a longstanding staple of Beloit social life, but during the ’20–’21 school year,

Tattoos: Think Before You Ink!

Tattoos are a huge part for different cultures all over the world and have become a part of self-expression and identity for many people over the years. But most people are not at all aware of the meaning of their tattoos. Do most even take

What Happened to Beloit Culture?

This semester has been different in a way I can’t quite describe. It’s not anything that obvious, but something only distinguishable to those who have noticed it fading over time. Maybe it’s just the nostalgia of my senior year, but as I walk through campus,

Special Interest Housing Deserves to be a Priority

The first time I stepped into the Feminist Collective was also the first time I felt at home on campus. I could feel the history of the students who had lived there, and the legacy that was now my responsibility. Something about the disheveled bookcases