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Backyard Chickens! Why Homecoming Matters! Meet Casey Ehlers! Honey Boo Boo! WAC Changes! Read all about it and more in this week’s issue.

FDA Blood Drive Laws

Zoe Heinz, Contributor Thursday, September 13th, the CCOC hosted a blood drive through Rock River Valley Blood Center.  After hitting a 15-year low, according to USA Today, in the blood supply in July, it’s great that Beloit students and community members are able to help those in desperate need of blood. But not all Beloiters … Continue reading

September 17, 2012: DOWNLOAD THE ISSUE HERE!

Chicago Teachers Go On Strike! Derek Carrier Update! Roomie Profile! George Bellows! Romney’s Plan! Read all about it and more in this week’s issue.


Welcome back, Beloiters! Check out the issue here. xoxo, RT

Another Year, Another Dollar Per Pack of Cigarettes

SAM BECKER, Opinion Editor Beloit smokers worth their weight in nicotine know that Beloit College is in close proximity to discount smoke shops just over the border in Illinois. While Wisconsin’s cigarette tax has hovered around $2.52 recently, the Illinois tax has been at a low 98 cents. Combined with competitive discounts given at shops … Continue reading

Romney and Obama Accept Parties’ Nomination for President

SASHA DEBEVEC-MCKENNEY, Editor-in-Chief After months of campaigning, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney addressed the Democratic and Republic conventions, respectively, and accepted their parties’ nominations for president. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney confirmed the Republican ticket on Thursday, August 30, and President Obama’s nomination became official Thursday, September 6. Romney’s speech centered on founding American … Continue reading


ALONDRA OLVERA, Contributor Hey everyone, Welcome/Welcome back! I hope you are all settling in well and that your semester hasn’t started off with too many hiccups. My name is Alondra Olvera and I am the 2012 Beloit Student Congress President. I am working with The Round Table this year to try and get more input … Continue reading

McBride Rouses Even the Most Stubborn of Skeptics

CAROLINE PAXTON, Contributor In the characteristic fashion of Beloit College, the 2012 Keefer and Keefer lecturer strutted down the steps of Richardson Auditorium on Wednesday Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. “Life is a tale told by idiots,” Dr. Tom McBride, Keefer professor of humanities, began quoting Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in his intellectual discussion, “Did Shakespeare Really … Continue reading

Lice in the OEC House? They Were Greatly Exaggerated

JENNIFER JOHNSON, Arts & Entertainment Editor Earlier this week, an outbreak of lice at the OEC’s house sent the campus rumor mill churning into overdrive. However, there is little cause for alarm among the student body, with all reported cases being treated promptly. “We are a very close house,” said Timothy Makarewicz’15 of the spread … Continue reading