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BSC Report: Frisbee Golf, Buncha-K and Bikes
Security Report: Pot, Potted Plants and Noise Complaints
By Dave Dunder, Ben Sercombe
and Gus Graves
9/14 10:30 p.m. Security received a noise complaint
about people playing loud music outside a res. hall. Secuĥ
rity found a small group and told them of complaint. The
students agreed to speak in moderate tones and turn the
music down as well as rethink their semesterĥlong plan to
celebrate “Toasted Tuesdays.”
9/17 3:35 p.m. Student reported that a bike had been
stolen from rack on the east side of the Science Center.
Students had secured it with a steel cable lock. The lock
was also missing. Security contacted Beloit police departĥ
ment and nled a theIt report. The police oɷcer who took
the report explained that the case would be treated with
the utmost priority, at which point both Security and the
police oɷcer burst into uncontrollable laughter.
9/18 12:40 a.m. A city of Beloit resident complained
about loud noise coming from the Chapin quad area. Seĥ
curity could not nnd any people in the quad and the party
nearby was at an adequate level. The same resident called
again to complain and the Beloit police arrived and spoke
with security and agreed that the noise level was acceptĥ
able. When the complainant called a third time, security
answered, “Palermo’s pizza, please hold.”
9/19 12:21 a.m. While on routine patrol, security noticed
two juvenile males looking in cars in the 815 parking lot.
As security approached, the juveniles Bed the lot. Secuĥ
rity followed the suspects until they left campus. Secuĥ
rity inIormed the Beloit police department. The oɷcer
returned and noticed there was no evidence oI breakĥins,
only a breakĥdown oI the oɷcer's ego, as he was Iaced with
the harsh reality of his limited jurisdiction.
9/19 3:07 a.m.: Security received a report of an intoxiĥ
cated, nonĥresponsive student outside oI a res. hall. Secuĥ
rity went to the area in question. Student appeared to be
intoxicated but not in danger of alcohol poisoning. Secuĥ
rity came to this conclusion when the student gave a big
thumbsĥup and proceeded to pass out on the spot.
9/19 3:07 a.m.: Fire alarm activated in a res. hall. Upon
arrival, security saw the residents evacuating. There was
no smoke or nre, but the pull station was activated. Secuĥ
rity dusted the pull station for prints and sent the evidence
to the Beloit College Forensic Lab.
9/18 1:45 p.m.: An unidentined caller reported that
someone had passed out in some bushes in a residential
area. Security found a student sleeping in the bushes. Seĥ
curity woke the student, who appeared to be intoxicated
and tried to walk away. Security oɱered to help, but the
student refused. The student began to vomit. When
nnished, security escorted them to room. The student's
roommate helped them into bed, though the student comĥ
plained that the bushes were much more comfortable.
9/20 10:54 p.m.: Resident called to complain about loud
students outside a residence hall. Security found students
outside speaking in moderate tones. Security asked them
to keep their voices quiet and they agreed. The students
apologized for being loud, claiming it was the result of
their lingering excitement from the delicious malt milkĥ
shakes they had earlier.
9/19 11:05 p.m.: While en route to the Science Center,
security observed a student carrying a large potted plant
heading north on campus towards a res. hall. Upon makĥ
ing contact, student put the pot on ground, and the pot
broke. Security could not tell why the student needed it.
The student agreed to pay for it and return it to Science
Center. Security inspected the plant and became even
more dumbfounded by the student’s behavior when they
concluded it was not hydroponic marijuana.
9/25 12:39 a.m.: Student called to report two nonĥstuĥ
dent males in front of a res hall asking about parties and
what was going on. Security saw two nonĥstudents on
sidewalk in Iront oI a res. hall. Security spoke brieBy with
the nonĥstudents. Students told security they were having
a conversation. Security stood by to listen and make sure
things were okay. AIter a short conversation, one nonĥstuĥ
dent became verbally aggressive and loud. Security went
back to area, escorted the nonĥstudent away Irom the stuĥ
dents, and called the police. It was found that the indiĥ
viduals had seen two males kissing in front of campus and
started making homophobic remarks in a vulgar fashion.
When the police department arrived, they escorted one
subject oɱ campus and another into custody because oI
outstanding warrants. Apparently the nonĥstudents had
never heard Beloit College's unoɷcial slogan: º\e're here,
we’re queer, get used to it or get the f*** out!”
By Beth Hanson
Frisbee golI, Capital Fund proposals and BunchaĥK took center Iocus at the Beloit
Student Congress meeting on Monday, Sept. 27.
Liscussion took place on the placement oI the nIteenth hole on the Beloit College
Frisbee golf course. BSC President Jeb Bleckley ‘11 suggested two possible trees near
the location oI the old nIteenth, the tree in the circle on College St. by the library.
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life John Winkelmann sugĥ
gested that Frisbee golfers continue to use the concrete circle near the library. Some
BSC members commented that the circle would be too low. Others said that it would
fall in line with tradition of the course.
Bleckley plans to make and distribute oɷcial score cards with a map on the back
as well as a list of hazards and bonus possibilities. Hazards include cars, people and
streets, which are considered water hazards. Frisbee golf on campus is played with
regular Frisbees rather than real Frisbee golf discs “in the interest of people’s faces,”
The three Capital Fund proposals made last week passed. A Seca 700 beam scale
and three Bosu trainer balls will be purchased for the Fitness Center. Yoga Club reĥ
ceived funds to purchase 30 new mats. The Bike Share received funds to expand their
bike Beet as well as purchase tools and parts to repair and maintain bikes.
BSC treasurer David Yu ‘12 and assistant treasurer Alicia Halvensleben ’11 exĥ
plained the BunchaĥK student project Iund. This year, there is Ĳ,s,ooo allocated to
the Iund. The qualincations Ior a project are that they will benent the college, meet
the mission statement and be nnancially reasonable.
Proposal forms are available at beloit.edu/bsc/funding/bunchak. On the budget
form, there is a line item and requested budget line. Halvensleben said to be as deĥ
tailed as possible in the proposal description.
Project proposals are due by ±:oo p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 and are to be submitted to
firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be reviewed and the proposers will be interviewed.
The best proposals will be selected to be voted on and allocated.
Questions can be directed to Yu at email@example.com or Halvensleben at halĥ
VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1, 2010 4
Ann Davies: The Round Table Interview
By Kathleen Hansen
Round Table: What are your jobs and responsibilities
Ann Davies: They are varied. My oɷcial responsibiliĥ
ties are the chieI academic oɷcer. So that means that
I'm working with the Iaculty and the academic aɱairs
staɱ to ensure that we provide the highest quality acaĥ
demic program we can, so if that means paying attenĥ
tion to curriculum or the kinds oI courses that we oɱer.
... So I work on curriculum, but I also work on Iaculty
development, development of their teaching, developĥ
ment of their scholarship, and development of their caĥ
reers at Beloit. I’m really working across campus with
Student Aɱairs and the development oɷce and Human
Resources to enhance what I would call the residential
learning experience here at Beloit. That’s one of the
things I really love about these types of colleges is that
we really are taking on the whole student and thinking
about how all those things nt together, living in the dorĥ
mitory, attending classes with some of the same people
you’re living with, and how we can encourage that powĥ
erful type of learning which can occur through those
kinds of experiences. I have two associate deans, and
they work on a lot of things. I work with all the chairs
oI the academic departments. And I work with a couple
faculty committees. We also have oversight over, for exĥ
ample, the Writing Center, the registrar, CELEB downĥ
town, the TRiO programs Īwhich are Iederally Iunded
programs that work with underrepresented students in
higher educationī. \e share responsibility with student
aɱairs Ior the Liberal Arts in Practice Center, so Carol
\ickersham and communityĥbased learning. I oversee
the international education oɷce.
RT: Does it get complicated to oversee all of those
things? To have so many responsibilities?
AD: I think just about every part of an operation of a
college like Beloit is complicated for various reasons,
but that’s also where I think some of the fascination
lies. I am one of those people who really enjoys seeing
connections and making connections, so being able to
hear what Betsy Brewer is doing and then hear her talk
about the work she’s doing with someone like Rachel
Ellett ... I enjoy the complexity because as you begin to
draw those kinds of connections I think you’re able to
make powerIul things happen. So it's complicated, but
that is both intellectually engaging and also, I would say,
promising in terms of developing future opportunities.
RT: So how do you Ieel it is diɱerent Irom being a poĥ
litical science proIessor: And do you miss that:
AD: That is such a great question. I mean it's clearly
diɱerent in that I don't get to spend as much time with
students as I did in the past, and quite Irankly, that's
one of the losses because, as far as I’m concerned, the
students are the real energy and life of a place like this. I
mean, you know we have a fantastic faculty and they are
part of that lifeblood. Faculty come alive in part through
their interaction with students. ... A lot oI people want
to draw this really strong contrast between teaching
and administration and ... it is true that I spend a lot of
time in meetings. I didn't spend quite as much time in
meetings as a faculty member. I think for me there are
some continuities because at least when I think about
what I am trying to do when I am with students is that
we’re thinking about something that really matters to
us; at least that’s what I hope matters for the students
as much as it does Ior me. So we're thinking careIully
about that and we’re talking about it with one another
and I’m trying to, as a faculty member, listen as careĥ
fully as possible to what students are talking about and
what seems to matter to them and to listen to the sort
of multiple voices in the classroom and to think about
... where the diɱerences and where the similarities, how
do we draw those together in ways that advance all of
our understandings in some way or take us to a new
place in terms of what we’re thinking about. In a lot of
ways it is the same thing as a dean ħ you're listening to
people, and thinking how these things nt together and
where is that going to take us. From that standpoint,
diɱerent subject matter obviously but similar in that
idea of really thinking that a great deal that matters lies
in that conversation.
RT: So in terms oI conversations, what can students
come and talk to you about?
AD: I always say that really I enjoy talking to students
about any ideas they have or concerns. Sometimes
when students come to talk to me there’s that sort of
thing where it’s like, “Okay,” and I’ll listen, but probably
your best bet is to go and talk to this person kind of
thing. But I guess what I would say, I’m a good person
to talk to when it comes to thinking about ideas about
where you think Beloit College needs to go in order to
be the highest quality liberal arts college it can possiĥ
bly be. And that doesn't mean necessarily immediately
what you bring me will blossom forth in the next day
or two, but Ior my perspective, it's sometimes aī we'll
disagree, bī sometimes it will be a matter oI being like,
yeah! That’s a great idea. That will take us 10 years to
do, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. The other
thing is that sometimes it goes into the mix and does
inform things that we do but may not be as immediately
recognizable as people ... desire when they think this
should happen this way.
RT: Do you feel like people are reticent to talk to you
because you’re the dean?
AD: I can think oI a couple diɱerent reasons why peoĥ
ple would be reticent. I think that one is that my oɷce
is up three Bights oI stairs, and that acts as a deterrent.
I think the other reason is I think a lot of times peoĥ
ple have no idea what a dean does, and so there’s not a
sense of why I might be relevant. I hope it’s not a sense
of, oh, she’s dean and therefore she wouldn’t care what
we think, because Beloit’s just not that kind of place
and I’m not that kind of person.
RT: So do you plan on working at Beloit Ior the next
nve to ¡o years:
AD: I’m really excited by the possibilities of this presiĥ
dency. I think if I’m doing the kind of job that the facĥ
ulty and president approve of, then I would like to be
part of a really promising time at Beloit College. Obviĥ
ously, I’ve been here since 1997, so from my perspective,
this has been a longĥterm commitment, either as dean
or returning to my position as a faculty member.
RT: What drew you to Beloit initially in 1997?
AD: I went to a small liberal arts college, and for me
it really changed my life. ...When I went to graduate
school, I was in a program where lots of people had
a sense of, “I wanted to be at a research 1 institution
where I could delve into my books and teach on the
side.” Really, the great joy I get from the work I do is
thinking about ways that it would matter for students
in the classroom. I still greatly admire the professors
I had as an undergraduate, and I’m not sure that I can
pretend that I can make the same kind oI diɱerence,
but it’s something that I aspire to.
“...We have a fantastic fac-
ulty and they are part of that
lifeblood. Faculty come alive
in part through their interac-
tion with students.”
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continued from page 4
RT: How do you think Beloit is diɱerent
than all those other liberal arts schools:
AD: I think that on the one hand, there is a
common thread and you see it in our mission
statement. \e truly believe that the primary
Iorce oI education is to enrich one's mind. I
do think that part oI it is that Beloit truly
is invested in that connection between the
liberal arts and its connection to the world
oI practice. I do think Beloit has remained
truer to that notion oI drawing explicit conĥ
nections between what we're doing in our
classrooms and what's happening outside oI
those classrooms. \e have a sort oI maturity
that not all schools have. The other thing
that has always struck
me Irom when I nrst
started teaching and
is now reBected in
our mission stateĥ
ment is that we put
the students in the
center oI it. \e recĥ
ognize that you are all
coming to this educaĥ
tion with your own
nation, and curiosity
and that part oI our
job is to harness that
in this project oI the
liberal arts. And not
all schools do that.
They have much
more oI a sense that we are this thing and
you are coming to us and we will impart on
you what is us. \hereas I think Beloit Colĥ
lege is denned by the intelligence and imagiĥ
nation and curiosity oI its students, and it's
a mutual relationship. There are things that
we have to oɱer you as a college and there
are also things that you are bringing to this
that Ĭareĭ going to shape your own education
and shape this college.
RT: \hat do you think Beloit's reputation
AD: I think that we have a good reputation
Irom the standpoint that our students have
a great reputation. Our Iaculty really engage
the students. \e think long and hard about
how we teach in order to take advantage oI
that energy. \e're recognized Ior the enĥ
gaged learning Ĭandĭ innovative teaching.
Beloit is one oI those kinds oI unrecognized
jewels that probably deserves a higher recogĥ
nition than it has. But I think that we're getĥ
ting there, with changes in relation to comĥ
munications and marketing and with Scott.
He's a great spokesperson Ior the college
and a person who is recognized by a lot oI
people in the national community oI higher
learning. My sense is that our reputation can
only continue to grow to match all the great
RT: I like that Beloit isn't one oI those selecĥ
I feel that
it adds a lot
to the comĥ
eastern seaboard, come to Beloit. \e're not
stuck up, we're willing to take risks and we
recognize multiple types oI greatness, and I
don't think we're going to lose that. One oI
the great things about Scott is that he recogĥ
nizes that but also knows how to capitalize
on it. \e can and we should be saying what
we got is great, and I think we can say that
and still not lose that openness. I think at
Beloit we're comIortable with the idea that
learning involves laughter and Iun, someĥ
times irreverence, and coming at things Irom
an unexpected way. Lon't assume that your
traditional notion oI rigor or challenge is reĥ
ally about learning.
Architects Under Microscope
for Science Center Flaws
Beloit College is seeking to receive halI a million to one million dollars to
cover multiple structural damages to its Center Ior the Sciences building in
order to avoid a lawsuit against Holabird & Root Architects oI Chicago.
Holabird & Root Architects created the design oI the Science Center,
which was built in zoo8. The building is deteriorating Iaster than expected,
said Scott Bierman, Beloit College president, and John Þicholas, vice presiĥ
dent oI administration and college treasurer.
AIter the building was completed in zoo8, Iaculty and staɱ noticed that
the atrium doors allowed a signincant amount oI cold air into the Science
Center during the winter. The Science Center is experiencing negative static
air pressure, which creates a temperature imbalance throughout the building,
said Beloit College's Maintenance Supervisor Bruce Hamilton. The college
will not know whether the negative static air pressure will be resolved until
ºThe air issue prompted us to investigate other issues the building may
have, so we contacted Lncompass, an engineering nrm based in Minneapoĥ
lis," Þicholas said. The report Lncompass produced Ior the college Iound
that the windows in the building allowed moisture in with no means Ior the
water to escape. The report also Iound that the bricks in the Iront oI building
were breaking down because they do not have room to expand. Beloit Colĥ
lege does not nnd Iault with Klobucar Construction CO Inc. oI Beloit and
J.H. Findorɱ & Son Inc. oI Madison, the companies that implemented the
building's design. The Iault is solely with Holabird & Root. Lrnest \ager Jr.
oI Laboratory Planning at Holabird & Root did not return any phone calls
Ior this story.
Bierman stated that all parties involved in the design and implementation
oI the building are trying to sort this out.
The ¡¡;,ooo square Ioot, Ĳ,6 million building opened its doors in Iall zoo8.
According to Þicholas, the entire campus master plan cost Ĳso million and
the college borrowed Ĳ±o million. The other Ĳ¡± million Īthe diɱerence
between total project and Science Center constructionī was used Ior utility
relocation, new tennis courts at the stadium, parking lots, the recent street
work on College Street, an addition to Mayer Hall, proIessional Iees, and
Iurniture and equipment Ior the Hendricks Center.
Ten academic departments and programs operate within the Science Cenĥ
ter. The building is environmentally Iriendly, with a green, vegetated rooI,
highĥrecycled content in the building's materials and Iurnishings, and a cisĥ
tern Ior watering plants in the greenhouse. The \.S. Creen Building Council
Ī\SCBCī awarded platinumĥlevel Leadership in Lnergy and Lnvironmental
Lesign ĪLLLLī status to the college. LLLL status is the highest rating given
by the \SCBC. The Science Center is the third oI Iour in \isconsin to reĥ
ceive this distinction, as oI March zo¡o.
\hen asked iI the building's problems would aɱect the college's LLLL staĥ
tus, both Bierman and Þicholas said that it would not. Both college oɷcials
also said that the moisture seeping through the windows would not cause a
mold problem because air is constantly circulating throughout the building.
By Justin Williams
“I went to a small liberal
arts college, and for me it re-
ally changed my life. ... I still
greatly admire the professors I
had as an undergraduate, and
I’m not sure that I can pretend
that I can make the same kind
of difference, but it’s some-
thing that I aspire to.”
Round Table meets every Monday at 9:30 p.m.
in the Pearsons Clubhouse. Be there.
Eat My Slow Food
VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1, 2010 6
By Elizabeth Makarewicz
I think it’s time that I let out my “secret.” For Beloit’s new
dining coĥop, I've been appointed the bread baker. And as it
turns out, people really like my bread. The secret, oI course, is
that it isn't really my bread. I buy it every week at \alĥmart.
Just kidding. The recipe I use comes Irom ºArtisan Breads
in Five Minutes a Lay" by Zoe Francois and Joe Hertzberg.
My version makes enough dough Ior six loaves oI bread, but it
may easily be halved. Since it is pretty involved, I'll go straight
into the recipe and not drag on about the doughy details.
Really, Really Good Bread
6 cups warm water
, T salt
, T yeast
¡, cups Bour
The night beIore: In a large pot Īlarge enough to hold
eight gallonsī, mix together water, salt and yeast with a large
spoon. Add Bour, stirring as you go. \hen it is too diɷĥ
cult to stir with your spoon, switch to your hands. Once
dough is incorporated, allow to rise Ior two hours. AIter two
hours, the dough should be doubled. ReIrigerate overnight.
The next day, or whenever you have time: Sprinkle cornĥ
meal on the backside oI a sheet pan. \ith two hands, grab
a grapeIruitĥsized hunk oI dough and cut Irom the mass
with a serrated kniIe, tuck under the ends oI the dough and
place on cornmealĥsprinkled sheet. Allow dough to rest
Ior one hour. ReIrigerate unused dough until needed again.
To prepare oven Ior baking, preheat to ±soºF and set a metal
ox¡, pan on the bottom rack. Set a cup oI water to the side oI
the oven. AIter dough has rested one hour, sprinkle Bour over
the top. Score the bread with a sharp serrated kniIe in a ticĥtacĥ
toe board pattern. Þext,ĥ place pan in oven and pour the cup
oI water into the pan on the bottom rack. Shut the oven door
and bake Ior ,s minutes. The steam created by the water will
make your crust extraĥnice. The bread is done baking when a
hollow sound is produced by tapping the loaI on the bottom.
\ednesday, Sept. zo, I attended a
yoga class sponsored by Yoga Club. The
process was led by senior Health and Soĥ
ciety major and Certined Yoga Instructor
Lmily Peterson, though the president oI
the club is sophomore Kathleen Hansen.
Peterson teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa, the
basic Iorm oI power yoga. AIter an hour
oI intense posing, sweating, and somehow,
relaxing, I sat down with Peterson to
learn more about Yoga Club.
Round Table: How did you wind
up leading yoga classes at Beloit:
Emily Peterson: \ell, I was an
avid yoga enthusiast and so when
the Iormer instructor leIt two years
ago, I volunteered to teach. I spent
that summer earning my certincaĥ
tion. It was a rigorous program that
included kinesiology and even a
cadaver lab, but now it allows me to
lead students twice a week and teach
the \riting Yoga academic class.
RT: \hat can Beloit expect Irom
EP: \ell, we don't exactly have
meetings. Yoga Club is more oI a Ioĥ
rum Ior Iree yoga. At any other orgaĥ
nization, the Y.M.C.A. Ior example,
classes could cost around Ĳzo per
session, and that just doesn't nt into
By Molly McCracken
You may have seen students selling tacos by the wall or
ads Ior Sharp and Speedy delivery service. These studentĥ
run businesses are a result oI an Lntrepreneurship
class taught by Jerry CustaIson, Colemon Foundation
ProIessor in Lntrepreneurship.
The class, Lconomics z¡o: Lntrepreneur \orkshop,
begins with a project where each student receives Ĳzo
Irom their ºol' uncle Jerry." In the scenario, the student
is entirely out oI money and needs to increase his or her
Iunds as quickly as possible. By the end oI a twoĥweek
period, the student has to double their money to Ĳ±o.
AIter two more weeks they have to double it again to
Ĳ8o, and so on. At the end oI the project, the students
get to keep the money they have earned.
Students have come up with creative ways to make
money on campus. Bobby Sharp '¡¡ has started an onĥ
campus delivery service. He picks up and delivers Iood
and groceries to people on campus. Sharp charges Ĳ, Ior
prepared Iood and Ĳ, plus ¡o percent Ior groceries.
Sharp considers his business Iairly successIul and
has even begun to get repeat customers: he talks about
delivering Iast Iood on a regular basis to the students oI
Aldrich z. ºIt's really Iun to meet new people through
the service," he says.
Parker Ogden '¡¡ has approached the project by
making his own homemade salsa. He plans on putting
up posters but is mostly doing business through word
oI mouth. Ogden describes learning Irom the mistakes
he has made: ºA big part oI business is improv," he says.
So Iar he has learned to always carry correct change and
that people are more likely to buy when they have more
than one option.
\hat Ogden likes most about the class is that it gives
him realĥworld experience. ºThe reality oI it," he says,
ºis that next year, I'm going to be in the business world,
and I have more chance with experience."
Jerry CustaIson has been teaching the Lntrepreneur
\orkshop Ior more than ¡s years and has been at the
college Ior ±,. He has seen students approach the project
in many diɱerent ways and says that the students that
have the most Iun are the ones that spend the money
they are given.
The Ĳzo project, started at Þotre Lame, has been
repeated at many colleges all over the country. Many
schools make students donate their money to charity
at the end oI the assignment. Beloit, however, is one
oI the Iew schools that allows students to keep their
CustaIson is all about the hands on approach to
learning. ºII you really want to learn entrepreneurship,"
he says, ºit's all about doing." Later in the semester,
students will write business plans Ior something that
they are actually interested in pursuing.
The director oI CLLLB, Center Ior Lntrepreneurship
in Liberal Lducation at Beloit, CustaIson encourages
students to try starting their own business. º\hatever
happened to raising your own money:" he asks.
Entrepreneurial Course Teaches Life Lessons, Satiates Hungry Beloiters
the budget oI most college students.
\e think it's important Ior people
to have accessible yoga and we have
good attendance, so it seems that
RT: Loes Yoga Club hold any activĥ
ities besides the semiweekly classes:
Downward Dog Uplifts Students
EP: In the past we have had quite
a Iew workshops. One Iocused on
Ayurveda, one oI the world's oldest
Iorms oI medicine that emphasizes
herbal remedies and specialized diĥ
ets. Another time we brought a yogi
Irom an ashram in Chicago to speak
to the club. II anyone out there has
IMAGE BY ERIK MAGNUSON
ideas Ior Kathleen, we have the
Iunding and are more than happy to
RT: \hat would you consider the
greatest benents oI practicing yoga:
EP: Yoga is a very personal experiĥ
ence and it can really be applied
to an individual's needs. Running,
oI course, is very healthy Ior most
people, but yoga targets the body in
ways that some physical activities
can't. It Iocuses more on the internal
part oI getting in touch with one's
own body, and I think other Iorms
oI exercise neglect that. Þot only
does it improve endurance, Bexibilĥ
ity, strength and meditation, but it
can also be grounding, soothing and
Peterson leads classes in the Sports
Center Lance Studio on Sundays and
\ednesdays Irom ± to s p.m. Sessions
are not only open to students but also
teachers, Iaculty and staɱ. Any Iurther
questions can be addressed to president
Kathleen Hansen. So ditch the jeans Ior
some comIy cotton, grab a mat, and get
ready to harness your energy. You will
leave the room sweaty, balanced, and
VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1, 2010 7
By Ben Sercombe
The Sercombe Section is a column in the Round Table dedicated to
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Freshman year leIt me in a cultureĥshocked state. I was
exposed to wide varieties oI music, Iashion, and liIestyle
alien to me. The one aspect oI Beloit culture that took the
most adjustment Ior me was speech preIerence. \icked
good, hella good, getting jaded, Iaded, and drated, smoke
me up, down and out, skuzz, meeps, and creeps were all
slang spoken by students oI various cultural backgrounds.
The most Ioreign, diɷcult, and extensive dialect I had
the pleasure oI learning was taught to me by one person,
Josh Lavis. Raised as a Þew Yorker hailing Irom the
island oI Manhattan, Josh sat with me recently to give
me the ºskinny" on his controversial dialect.
By Maximiliano Peralta
August has come and gone, and the
Class oI zo¡± has completed the twentyĥ
nrst installment oI Þew Student Lays,
a yearly tradition that has nrstĥyear
students arrive on campus ¡o days earlier
than upperclassmen. A Beloit tradition
since ¡ooo, the program is renowned
among the admissions community,
earning recognition in Loren Pope's º±o
Colleges that Change Lives" Ior helping
nrstĥyears acclimate to college liIe.
ºThe program helps students orient to
the campus and to some oI their peers,"
said Amy Tibbitts, assistant proIessor
oI modern languages. She believes the
program is benencial but needs some
nneĥtuning. ºSome adjustments could be
made to ensure a more eɷcient program,"
she said. She points to the Bagrant gap oI
time between the conclusion oI seminar
days and the beginning oI classes.
Although ÞSL oɷcially ends Iour days
beIore classes begin, the schedule begins
winding down almost a Iull week beIore
the start oI the semester. Many students
this year were agitated by the length oI
the program and Ielt that the learning
may have been redundant. And some
change is already connrmed Ior next year.
ºThe gap should be looked at," Tibbitts
In Iact, the gap will be nlled next year,
said Þatalie Cummer, academic director
oI the FYI program. The program is
being tweaked Ior next summer, as one
day is being shaved oɱ in Iavor oI a more
balanced overall schedule. Typically, ÞSL
runs Irom Saturday through the Iollowing
Friday, with Thursday being ºLxcursion
Lay" and Friday Ieaturing limited class
time. ºThe new schedule will rearrange
events so that the week includes active
programming Irom the Monday arrival
date through Saturday," Cummer said.
Many students complained about the
length oI the program and the monotony
oI the schedule. ºThe program was too
long, by about six days," said Chelsea
Freeman '¡±. ºI appreciate the eɱort but
it Ielt overdone."
Yet other students disagree: ºIt gave us
a Iull week oI just Ireshmen, so when the
old students came we weren't strangers,"
said Lric Holm, '¡±.
Lric Frenkil '¡¡ commended ÞSL Ior
allowing nrstĥyears to Iorge relationships
but also believed it could be shortened in
length. ºBeloit has a tendency to believe
iI Ĭtheyĭ don't program something, Ĭweĭ
won't handle it," Frenkil said. ºI think
seven Ĭdaysĭ is a better option. Most
campuses handle it in two."
The erratic scheduling oI ÞSL also
annoyed some. Over the course oI ÞSL,
morning class times oIten Buctuated
within a two hour window, as did lunch
times and aIternoon seminar times.
IMAGE BY ERIK MAGNUSON
The Sercombe Section
Josh Davis Slang:
Example: ºHe dead ass made the best sandwich I've ever had."
Civing ĪCooseī Þeck
Example: ºMy proIessor gave me a L on a paper, that's goose neck yo."
Example: ºLawg, you're Birting with my girl, that's mad head."
Example: ºHe said my girlIriend was ugly, that's a hem."
Þext ĪLevel Shitī
Example: ºShe was wearing tieĥdie pants, that's some next shit."
Example: ºYou see Angelina Jolie: She's baaaaadddd."
Example: º Yo, why are you talking to that guy: You're being a striver."
Sercombe: \ho, where, or what was your inBuence oI how you talk:
Josh Davis: \ell I listen to a lot oI hipĥhop, so Jay Z was a big inBuence on my slang. I
grew up in a middleĥclass neighborhood, but a lot oI my Iriends were lower class. Hipĥhop
culture is somewhat synonymous with lower class culture so I took a lot Irom hanging out
with people Irom the projects.
RT: \hat other inBuences have attributed to your slang:
JD: Skateboarding is a big part oI it. I nnd myselI using terminology that relates to
skateboarding in real liIe. Like iI someone broke their Ioot, I might say ºYo, you Iocused
RT: \hat are some misconceptions you would like to shed light on about your jargon:
JD: Haters gonna hate, let 'em hate.
RT: \hat would you like people to know about how you speak:
JD: I am expressing the same ideas as anyone else, just in a diɱerent manner. I don't think
I should be judged based on that. I Ieel like a lot oI people Ieel like that's an easy thing to
do. People don't like what they don't understand.
In closing, there are a multitude oI Iunny, strange, and unknown types oI slang at this school. Beloit
College students represent a vast array oI cultures nationally and internationally. Cet to know the
diɱerent dialects oI Beloit, and don't give goose neck to what you don't know, that'd be mad head,
on some next level shit, dead ass.
In the utmost serious manner
Civing someone a hard time unnecessarily
An act oI egregious hate
Cenerally a subtle jab
An unorthodox or intriguing subject
Striving Ior the attention oI people who don't
Tibbitts wouldn't mind having ºan
established seminar time," which would
prepare kids Ior the rhythmic, inBexible
schedule oI the semester.
The uneven distribution oI work
across the various nrst year seminars was
Irequently called to attention by those
interviewed. Some note that proIessors
may have too much discretion in molding
their courses during ÞSL. ºYou are
subject to your own proIessor's vision," she
said. ProIessors are given almost complete
creative control oI their classes, with only
a modicum oI overlapping.
ºThere were no guidelines. Some people
had papers and others had nothing,"
Three years later, this discrepancy still
exists. Some proIessors used this year's
common reading, ºHaroun and the Sea oI
Stories," many times and assigned essays
and presentations on it. Others did not
cover the book at all.
TransIer students and exchange students
had their own bone to pick with the
program. Students arriving Irom Ioreign
countries had an additional orientation that
sought to teach them the social dynamics
oI an American classroom. One student
vented Irustration at the redundancy oI
these three extra days. ºIt kind oI sucked,"
said Lucas Lomans '¡,, a transIer student
Irom the Þetherlands. ºYou already knew
what the social culture was like."
The orientation Iunctioned as a
classroom etiquette class, with mock
classroom scenarios teaching Ioreigners
the dos and don'ts oI the American
classroom. Others that participated in
the international component appreciated
the additional time Ior adjusting to a new
culture and time zone. ºI needed some time
to adjust to the time changes," said Ilya
Kravchenko, a Ioreign exchange student
Irom Russia. According to Cummer,
more changes are being planned Ior next
year. Starting with the Class oI zo¡s, nrstĥ
years will reap a small reward Ior arriving
a week early. FYI courses will end a week
earlier in Lecember, allowing students
to Iocus on other academics and Ior
upcoming nnal examinations. The variety
oI learning oɱered by an FYI program
will also be replicated in new initiative
programs designed Ior both nrstĥyears and
The new FYI courses will be equally
eccentric but will not be mandatory.
Although no time Irame was provided as
to when such courses will be available,
they will be open to all nrst and second
years. Cummer said that other changes to
the ÞSL program are being cogitated, but
did not reveal what else is in store.
\hether or not one supports the
program may just come down to the
individual student and his or her learning
proclivities. ºIt's hard to please everybody,"
FYI: Expect Changes
VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1, 2010 8
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Pale Ale
In diɱerent seasons we appreciate
diɱerent styles oI beer. In the summers
you'll nnd lighter, hopĥbased simple ales,
whereas when Iall comes around you'll
see darker beers with malted ingredients.
As a nnal homage to those warm summer
days, we've decided to review a beer
bursting with sunshine Irom Þorthern
CaliIornia: Sierra Þevada Brewing
Company's Pale Ale made with Ahĥmehrĥ
American Pale Ales nrst started
in ¡o8o when
with their use oI
bitter hops. This
style oI brew is
meant to showcase
to combine the
best oI Americanĥgrown ingredients, and
Sierra Þevada prides itselI on putting the
purist oI ingredients into its APAs.
Following in the Iootsteps oI the
Bavarian Purity Law, ºThere are no
additives: only the nnest malted barley,
whole hops, brewer's yeast, and crystalĥ
clear water." The Bavarian Purity Law oI
¡s¡6 stated that there were to be three
ingredients in beer: malt, hops, and
water. It has since been amended with the
discovery that yeast plays an important
part in the carbonation process.
This pale ale's aroma is an unassuming
and graceIul combination oI pine and
sweet wheat that is quite Iaint but by no
means undetectable. The smell oI this
beer doesn't advertise anything special. It
just tells you exactly what to expect Irom
this brew: a very solid, noĥIrills American
Pale Ale. This beer is a textbook example
oI the APA style Īliterally, it's the nrst
example in almost every brewĥmanual
under the APA sectionī.
\pon initial impression, this beer
exhibits a metallic sweetness that
skillIully toes the line between pleasant
and cloying. Happily, this beer manages to
pull it oɱ with a preliminary Bavor that is
quickly replaced by a simple and delicious
Boral hoppy bitterness. The eɱect is
extremely reIreshing, but some drinkers
i s s u e
are unused to hoppy beers. Along with
a spectacularly simple Bavor, this beer
sports an excellent aItertaste that lingers
Ior a while, allowing the Iading bitterness
to be complemented by a hint oI raisinĥ
like sweetness. The aIterĥBavor is a thick,
almost sapĥlike taste that you'll be tasting
Ior a long time aIter you have nnished
This beer is available Ior purchase
nationwide in any decently stocked liquor
store. \e have been asked to advocate
on behalI oI saIe, legal drinking, and in
light oI this request, next week we'll take
those cheaper beers headĥtoĥhead in a
comparison test. In the meantime, enjoy
Max Olin and Clay Schmidt
Brewery: Sierra Þevada Brewing Company
Beer Þame: Sierra Þevada Pale Ale
Beer Style: Pale Ale/American Pale Ale
Birth Place: Chico, CaliI.
Alcohol By Volume: s.6 percent
Listribution: Þearly any liquor store
Black Orpheus: Brazil Ī¡osoī
A critically acclaimed adaption oI the Creek legend Orĥ
pheus and Lurydice with a righteous soundtrack by Braĥ
zilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Also: Obama's
mama's Iavorite nlm!
Un Chien Andalou: France Ī¡ozoī
A provocative ¡;ĥminute Surrealist nlm Irom Salvador
Lali and Luis Bunuel that still shocks audiences 8o years
later. It shows a woman's eyeball being cut open with a
razor. Is it art or is it gross: You be the judge.
2046: China Īzoo±ī
A \ong Kar \ai Iuturistic spectacle where a man
chronicles his liIe and the women in it. Time travel, lost
memories, emotional devastation ... some oI that ºInĥ
The Edukators: Cermany Īzoo±ī
Three commie Iriends try to teach rich people about
the underbelly oI capitalism and accidentally take one
hostage. They then they hang out in the Cerman counĥ
tryside, and sexual tension ensues.
Ma Vie En Rose: France Ī¡oo;ī
A ;ĥyearĥold boy believes he was meant to be a girl and
Iaces the prejudice oI his neighborhood. Sweet, sad and
Iunny, this nlm could change your liIe.
around the world
By Hannah Warren
Beloit nightlife could once be called
anything but stale. This was a time
when party Biers cramped pillars and
hallways across campus, giving the Beloit
population a sense of anticipation for the
weekend. \aves oI livid students Bocked
to the streets, hopping from
one event to the next. Special
interest and Greek house
parties could be heard from
dorm rooms across campus. Even lounges
would host impromptu dance parties.
The “dance scene” this year has
dramatically declined to a point of near
nonĥexistence. For example, when was
the last time an Alliance, OEC, or Art
House threw a packed house party? Why
is CĥHaus' porch not packed: The aim
of this article is not to assign blame, but
to issue a call to reason. The Beloit party
scene was once denned by how much
sweat you could wipe oɱ the walls, how
loud the ceilings were pounded, and how
many people you could nt in a room. Þow
it seems farfetched to expect Gus Graves
‘12 to dominate a dance circle with his
Some may attribute the absence of our
beloved DJ Stgrlee to our current dilemma.
Others might lay blame in the departure
oI last year's seniors, the consistent warm
weather, or the revitalization of the Wall.
Whatever the reason, one thing remains
certain: weekend nights on campus have
become so dull, even security is getting
The decline of the
dance party is clearly
aɱecting the mood oI
some students. Says Bert Connelly ‘13, “I
like to party. I don't know what to do with
myself anymore.” The ability of Beloit
students to blow oɱ steam and maintain an
academically rigorous schedule originally
impressed us in our Bedgling days here on
campus. This is why we issue a campusĥ
wide declaration to the dance Boor. \e
call upon you, O ragers oI the night, to reĥ
ignite Beloit's thunderous spirit. Bring back
the hipĥwiggling, moshĥpitting, shameless
dancing we all know and love. Surprise us,
special interest and Greek housing, with
party ideas that would leave UW envious.
Lastly, it is up to you, the student, to dance
your damn ass oɱ and mind FLR's Iamous
words, “We have nothing to fear from the
dance Boor but Iear itselI."
VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1, 2010 9
Hats Off F*ck Off
“If you’re not dancing,
you must be dead.”
6 Hats oɱ to the person who puked in Peet , lounge. It needed
6 Hats oɱ to Apple Lay, Cheese Lay, and \isconsin Ior giving
us excuses to overeat.
6 Hats oɱ to Pete Lee. You are I*cking hilarious.
6 Hats oɱ to the library Iront doors.
6 Hats oɱ to Phil, the security guard, Ior getting hitched!
6 Hats oɱ to the new paper towel dispensers. I Ieel healthier
6 F*ck oɱ to the lack oI Powerade in Commons. I need my
6 F*ck oɱ to repainting Java Joint. I'll miss those tweeker
6 F*ck oɱ to the Packers.
6 F*ck oɱ to rude kids at Java Joint: ºThis hot chocolate is too
hot.” Deal with it.
Save the Beloit dance party!
By Ben Sercombe and Derek Lyndes
\hy is this week diɱerent Irom other weeks:
Because I'm only reviewing one video. It's not that I
didn't watch other videos, because I did. It's just that
this one FLILS above the rest. It's in a league oI its
own ... a review of its own, really. The video is titled
\ORLS, made by RadioLab and ÞPR. It's not a
BLO\ to the nuts and it doesn't transcend SPACL.
It is, however, three minutes of pure pleasure, but
don't FALL out oI your seat. I wish I didn't have to
hype it up like this, so clear your mind before you
R\Þ to a computer and press PLAY.
Viral Video Review:
By Gus Graves
Beloit needs a new:
Funding Board Director
Programming Board Director
Can you do it?
Go to Student Activities on Monday for App
Questions? Election Committee Chair:
VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1, 2010
1¢o ī|ulv z¡ĦAugusr zzĬ Your choice
metal band Ī\icked Metal Tittyī just
announced a tour ħ pick up tix Iast!
¥lrgo īAugusr z¡ĦS¢pr¢nb¢r zzĬ
This Saturday you'll come to realize
how real the dogpit is. Hella real. Totes
hard as Iuk.
1lbra īS¢pr¢nb¢r z¡ĦOcrob¢r zzĬ
Your passion Ior the Food Þetwork and
chemical substances will inspire your
new Iavorite pastime: Man vs. Lrugs.
Scorplo īOcrob¢r z¡ĦNov¢nb¢r
zzĬ: A blind man will nnd it unerringly
easy to clasp your buttocks 'twixt his
hand and cane.
Saglrrarlus īNov¢nb¢r zzĦD¢c¢nb¢r
zzĬ: You did that thing to the dryer last
Caprlcorn īD¢c¢nb¢r zzĦ|anuarv
zoĬ: You have two leIt Ieet, but that's
more your parents' Iault than anything.
Aquarlus ī|anuarv zoĦ1¢bruarv
zSĬ This weekend you'll have a mindĥ
blowing realization: Roland Lmmerich's
zo¡z is actually a documentary sent
Irom the Iuture to warn us.
Plsc¢s ī1¢bruarv zoĦMarch zoĬ
Today is a ±.
Arl¢s īMarch zzĦAprll zoĬ II you
ever participate in 'Þational Talk Like a
Pirate Lay' you will nnd it very diɷcult
to maintain worthwhile relationships
with human beings.
Taurus īAprll zoĦMav zoĬ Switch
political parties. It will help.
G¢nlnl īMav zzĦ|un¢ zoĬ Toĥ
day you'll be vaguely Irustrated with a
Canc¢r ī|un¢ zzĦ|ulv z¡Ĭ
Remember: Keep your chin up, smile,
and read &DWK\errrrryday.
1rldav, Ocr. z
World Hlsrorv C zo:¡o p.n.
\orld History began in the
winter oI zoo6 as a collection oI
songs written and recorded aboard
several boats in Seattle. The project
has since evolved into a laughing,
stomping, yelping collaboration
between Þeil Campau and Jamie
Menzel. They most oIten write
songs about historical characters
and events that are rarely talked
provide hints oI
guitar strings, while Menzel lends
her soIt vocals and intricate Bute
melodies and Irom time to time,
breaks something in a percussive
Iervor. \hether perIorming a
raucous, triumphant historical
retelling or a Iootĥstomping singĥ
along, \orld History continues
to captivate audiences Irom living
room to back porch.
Sarurdav, Ocr. z
\nivox: Voices. Baritone, Tenor,
II those words conjure up an image
oI the Iour tenors, you haven't heard
\nivox. Four players. Four singers.
Four writers. But this isn't tuxedos and
hair grease or some hazy, lazy Sunday
coɱeehouse combo. These boys drive
the bottom, pound the beats and turn
up the Iuzz. On top oI this visceral
wallop is the vocal interplay oI these
Iour young belters, bringing a melodic
texture and tuneIulness rarely Iound
in the dive bars and vinyl bins oI the
indie rock world.
R¢ad nor¢: nvspac¢.con/
Lxperimental soundspace wild
musical menagerie. You'll sweat and
dance and cry.
Looking around Ior
something to do on a
Friday night, I stumbled
Īokay, went toī the party
at the Music House
on Sept. , ĪHGQRWHVWLOO
UHOHYDQWī. \ait, party:
Me: Cuess not. I've
never been one Ior the
loud music, ºdancing,"
and overall looseness
oI parties. ºLancing":
Being a nrstĥyear
student, it's diɷcult not
to compare experiences
here with those Irom
high school, and, let's
be honest, the nrst rule
oI high school dances
is that ºno one dances."
II you call straight
grinding dancing, you
need your head checked
Īand your pelvis brokenī.
Anyways, that's the
nrst thing I noticed
when I showed up:
ºCollege kids can
dance!" About time
someone could, but I'm
still not gonna join in
with them. I took a
seat and watched them
dance. Þow, yes, that
sounds a bit creepy
and sad and ...yeah, but
something else quickly
caught my interest: the
Rather, the shadows
it made Irom the
dancers caught my
interest. Lach Bash
plastered a new
image on the wall
and in my eye, each
a simple Iragment oI
the complex motions
the dancers were
making. You can
take each oI the
connect them into
the Iull motions oI
the dancers, but
oI the empty spaces
are rarely, iI ever,
It's no diɱerent
You only catch
glances oI the
people you call your
Iriends, your peers,
but never the Iull
image oI their
being. As you see
more and more
Iragments ħ as
you interact more
and more with someone
ħ it becomes easier
to guess the contents
in the blank spaces,
but you can never be
sure until you see those
How to do that:
\ell, the easiest way
would be to increase the
Irequency oI the strobe
light ħ to be with
that person as oIten
as possible. Increased
expose more and more
Iragments until, nearing
complete exposure, you
could almost see the
Iull motion, the almost
perIect image. Ah, but
then is that the perIect
image: It's still a twoĥ
dimensional image oI
object: regardless oI
how oIten you try, you
can never capture the
third dimension oI a
human being: individual
So whats the point oI
that extended and likely
lost metaphor: Cet
out there and interact
with people! Co to
parties! ĪAnd, no, you
don't have to dance.ī I
admit I'm not perIect at
this either, but I'm still
trying to turn up the
numerous strobe lights
around me, including
my own, through
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¡. You are a Creative \riting major and have nnally realized that it is embarrassingly
unacceptable that you are not sending your work out Ior publication.
z. You aren't a Creative \riting major, but you love writing, and you have always
wanted to publish something. Lven iI you're hesitant, submit anyways because it's
probably better than you think.
,. You want your parents to love you and nnally recognize you Ior the creative genius
you truly are. Maybe to you it's just a studentĥrun literary magazine, but to your
parents, it's validation that they've raised you to be an intelligent young adult who
is in touch with his/her Ieelings.
±. You love attention and crave the compliments people will give you when they read
your awesome writing in Pocket Lint.
s. You have a secret sensitive side and have always wanted to surprise your Iriends
and impress chicks with your writing but are too scared to bring it up in
conversation. Leaving the new copy oI Pocket Lint on your bed beIore having
people over to your room has become your only option.
6. You want me to like you. I'm Sasha. I have sweet hair. I've been to a Justin Bieber
concert. II you submit to Pocket Lint, I will automatically assume that you are at
least halI as cool as me, which will immediately boost your social standing campusĥ
;. \e accept art Īphotographs, paintings, drawings, anything!ī and you just happen to
8. This is the z¡
Century and it takes ,o seconds to send an eĥmail. Lon't be lazy.
o. Poetry isn't lame: it can be Iunny, written in plain language, and doesn't have to be
about Bowers or death or romance or be sad at all. Same with nction, nonnction,
etc. \e want everything you have, no matter what the topic ħ don't think that
just because it's not serious that it's not good.
¡o. You're a Ireshman and you want to make your mark and get involved. Maybe you
actually wrote good poems in high school ħ send them in!
¡¡. You're a senior who has never submitted beIore and you need to pad your Beloit
¡z. \e review submissions anonymously ħ the editor removes names Irom work
beIore the rest oI the Lditorial Staɱ reviews them, so unless you make it in, only
two people in the entire world need know that you submitted in the nrst place.
¡,. The magazine is completely studentĥrun, and you want to support your Iellow
students, don't you:
¡±. \e all want Pocket Lint to be good. This year we're publishing one magazine per
semester, which means they'll be shorter, a little bit more exclusive, and, hopeIully,
oI higher quality.
¡s. Snooki is writing a novel. II she can do that, then you can do this. Really.
Submit your work to3RFNHW/LQW#JPDLOFRP ħ the semester deadline is Þov. ¡.
More doodles plz
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VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1, 2010 12
By Kelly Allen
A misogynistic joke in the U.S., a law in Saudi
Arabia, and an idea that is starting to change
in Cairo, Egypt; this year, eight women have
broken through the stiɱ gender barriers oI
Lgyptian culture to become the nrst Iemale
taxi drivers. In a country ranked one oI the
bottom nve Ior the Þorth AIrica, Middle
East region in the Global Gender Gap Report
oI zoo;, the initiative oI Cairo Cab private
company is to provide Iemale passengers with
drivers whom they Ieel saIer with. As oI ºThe
Independent," March report, the company
received ,oo calls a day, 8o percent oI them
being women requesting a Iemale driver.
The idea oI genderĥexclusive areas is not new
to Cairo. There are womenĥonly metro cars
and coɱee shops. These areas were created
in response to the increasing prominence
and exposure oI sexual harassment suɱered
by women in public. A study conducted by
the Lgyptian Centre Ior \omen's Rights
ĪLC\Rī oI z,ooo national men and women
and ¡oo Ioreign women said that 8, percent
oI Lgyptian women and o8 percent oI Ioreign
women experienced sexual harassment.
Perhaps the reason Ior the lower percentage
among domestic women is that Egypt does
not currently have any laws denning sexual
harassment. The most relevant laws are one
Irom ¡o,; that vaguely reIer to violation oI
honor and morals and another that condemns
lewd acts in public. It was under this latter law
that the nrst case oI sexual harassment was
brought to Lgyptian court in zoo8.
Holidays are said to be the worst time
Ior women, though being attacked with
obscene remarks, groped, Iorcibly kissed,
Iondled and having one's clothes torn are by
no means limited to a particular season. This
quotidian molestation is a severe impediment
to women's participation in political and
economic liIe. Many women Ieel unsaIe going
to police aIter such attacks. In the LC\R
survey, police were condemned by women
respondents as the most likely perpetrators
oI sexual harassment.
The list oI allies oI women has run short.
The nrst lady, Suzanne Mubarak, denies the
extent oI the problem in Lgypt. She condemns
the accusations Irom the media and \omen's
Rights groups as propaganda used to tarnish
the image oI Lgypt and in a Sept. z¡ Cuardian
article assigns the blame to ºmaybe a Iew
scatterbrained youths." Yet the LC\R report
had twoĥthirds oI its male respondents admit
to committing ºunwanted sexual conduct
deliberately … resulting in the sexual, physical
and psychological abuse oI victims regardless
oI location," the survey's dennition oI sexual
There are a Iew draIts currently going through
parliament oI a law to protect women Irom
sexual harassment. One draIt recommends
a minimum oI one year in prison and/or a
nne equivalent to Ĳ¡;s \.S. dollars. Leputy
Parliament speaker Zeinab Radwan believes
strongly in a need Ior such a law to combat
the ºsavage levels oI sexual harassment that
threaten society's collapse" Īas quoted in the
ºIndependent" in March zo¡oī.
\hile the proposed law slowly makes its
way through the legal channels, women must
rely on avoidance tactics over prosecution.
But even the LC\R is hesitant to condone
such practices as Iemale cab drivers,
concerned that they will increase the gap
between sexes in public. In a country in which
women Iace daily threats to their physical and
mental wellĥbeing and are unable to rely on
law enIorcement, protection too oIten comes
with increased isolation.
By Midori Bowen
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persona of Beulah Brown and giving some occassionally senile tips on dating for
Hey, what's up Beloit: How do you Ieel: \ould you like a cookie: They
are white chocolate macadamia nut ĪLK's cocaine cookies, as opposed to
the LK's Irosted crack cookies: they are higher priced but still just as bad
\ell, now that you're all settled, I'd like to have a little chat with you
about dating on your campus. Recently, I was taking a stroll on your campus
in my motorized wheelchair, and I got to thinking about how I do not see
too many couples going on real dates on this campus. Back in my day, I was
quite the catch, and, in retrospect, I get the impression that I came oɱ as
a bit oI an intimidating ºmanĥeater." I tried a Iew times to initiate a date
with a Iella, but I think it just scared them more. I played in the minors, as
Iar as ºgirlĥonĥgirl" goes, but I never went pro: the ºconch" just didn't do it
And so, here I am in my last oI days, just sitting here wishing that one
oI the Iellas in the Lmerson Apartments would just get up the nerve to ask
me out on a date. I'm still quite the looker, by the way, and with my hip
replacement last spring I Ieel like I'm nIty again! But still, I think that my
energy, sexuality, intelligence and directness really just scare some guys. In a
ºhome" like ours people tend to get around and/or rush into very intimate
relationships quickly. In our age, couples here don't do very much: they
just sit around watching movies together and eating cereal. They never go
out dancing or even bowling; they just hunker down into intimacy and stay
\hat I'm trying to say to you, kids, is that you should ask that person
you've been eying out on a date. He or she has probably Īor maybe just
maybeī been thinking about you too, but you won't know until you ask.
Coing out on a real date will give you a little break Irom the monotony
oI your week and give you a chance to do something a little out oI the
Co roller or ice skating Ior a couple hours, make them an interesting
dinner, or maybe even go up to Madison on a day trip. It doesn't really
matter: just take your time to get to know them and have Iun doing it. II
you like that person, ask them out again: iI you continue to date and like
them, then maybe you'll be ready Ior something more serious, or maybe
not. The point is that you can move into a relationship at any old pace you
want, regardless oI sex or gender, what your Iriends think, or the campus
ºnorm." I'm just sick oI watching you kids wander around, like ostriches
lying Bat on the ground ĪIun Iact: this is what ostriches actually do when
they're scared or hiding ĬIrom the truthĭī.
Women Can’t Drive!
Beulah’s Milk and
Lear Readers and Concerned Beloit College Students,
Yesteday aIternoon at approxiamately ¡:oo p.m., a travesty occurred: a mug was possibly
stolen or misplaced in the Java Joint. This mug was no ordinary mug, but a mug oI individual
character with playIul rabbits dancing on the mug itselI with a teal sky behind them and a
handle in the shape oI a white rabbit. II you have any inIormation on its whereabouts, please
contact Jeremy Cornelius at cornelijCbeloit.edu. Thank you!
VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1, 2010 13
By Tanner Wolding, Dan Gilkeson, and Samantha Holte
*Writing as alteregos “Danceoff,” “Chipper” and “Lil’ Sammy”
This past Monday, about a hundred students attended a special Beloit showing of
the play with the name nobody wants to say, N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk. Thanks to the
combined eɱorts oI BS\, Student Support Services, Oɷce oI Intercultural Aɱairs
and Programming Board, everybody got to go Ior Iree! So, \TF is Þ\C: According
to the program, Þ\C ºblendĬsĭ theater, standup comedy, slam poetry with their own
original style, the performers take on racial slurs, stereotypes, and the concept of race
itselI in the osĥminute production."
What we thought:
'DQFHRɲPersonally, I am not sure what to think about the show. Although Iunny, the
reason it was comedic was because it played on stereotypes and racism. It was Iunny
because it was racist. Þow, I don't believe that race will go away iI we ignore it, but by
playing it up like that, I am not sure iI it was a very eɱective way oI conIronting racial
prejudice. In the end, I don't think that the show accomplished what it supposedly
seemed to want to do. It didn't really make me think about how race aɱects me, but
at least it was funny.
&KLSSHU Þ\C, while having good intentions, Iell a bit Bat Ior me. Þ\C, being
advertised as a comedy show with honest accounts oI racism and minority experience,
comes across as a bit juvenile. The somewhat mechanical acting, saIe jokes and
standard plot line Ielt more like the high school diversity awareness presentations
most people experience than a personal and comedic account oI the experiences
oI three American minorities. Leaving, it was honesty I wanted more oI Irom the
actors. Honesty was not there in the way the title or the nrst minutes oI the show
suggested. The proIane title and the opening twoĥminute song with no lyrics other
than ºnigger, wetback, chink" suggested a Iunny act, but more importantly, an honest
one. The problem here is, this work, which Iought to bury racial stereotypes, nt the
stereotype oI the overambitious racial education program. The diɱerence between
Þ\C and the show your high school required you to watch: Adult content. This
is why this is less than three comedians' accounts oI their valuable experiences as
subsets of a larger social type, and more the work of three actors trying to make the
golden rule funny.
/LO· 6DPP\ I Iound myselI giggling Ior the entire show. It reminded me oI a
slightly more appropriate version oI Chappelle's Show, complete with a black Ceorge
Michael, Hispanic Jesus, and Asian Tom Cruise. Lion, RaIael, and Jackson brought
a lot oI energy to the show, and I never thought that there were blank spaces even
though there were no props, only occasional costume changes. However, midĥguɱaw,
I had a Chappelleĥesque revelation. \hy I am laughing: \hy is this Iunny: Am I
perpetrating stereotypes by thinking it's hilarious when Hispanic Jesus told Adán y
Lvelina not to eat the Iruit Irom the tree oI knowledge because otherwise they'll be
picking Iruit Ior the rest oI their lives: Þ\C tried to console us with the idea that
it's not about individual races, but rather the H\MAÞ RACL, but I still wonder,
where do I come in: Lo we get rid oI stereotypes by disintegrating them or by
morphing them into Buɱy oneĥliners: \ith any luck, Þ\C will return to Beloit
next year and we all can reĥevaluate our opinions.
WTF, NWC? Comedic or Offensive
By Kelly Allen
Three years ago, the hit comedy show NWC
transIormed Þeese Theater into a raucous nre hazard,
packing the aisles with their irreverent, noĥholdsĥ
barred show about race. Last Monday, the three men
came back to Beloit to once again remind us through
cleverly streamlined satire and real talk that race is still
very much a part oI our lives.
The show is a spitĥnre oI monologues, spoken word,
and witty repartee between the three characters
representing Black, Latino and Asian minorities in the
\.S. The oɱĪon:īĥcolor jokes kept the audience rolling
with laughter the entire show. But what came after
the laughs: BS\ Iollowed up this \ednesday to talk
to students about their thoughts and reactions to the
Overall, people enjoyed the show's Irankness and
ability to address such a tough issue with humor. But
upon Iurther reBection, some troubling questions arose.
The same jokes that had people falling out of their chairs
two nights ago now seemed hauntingly poignant.
The reality is that the stereotypes NWC presents
are actual mindsets that exist. II they weren't still
relevant, would they be nearly as Iunny: One student
commented that ºthere's a large population that think
this, and unfortunately, they are the last people who will
see that show."
But even those who do see the show are not guaranteed
to take away meaningIul realizations. Said another, ºII
you want to think about it, you will." But what oI those
who don't think about it: Those who are able to laugh
at the deprecation of a race without the understanding
that there is something seriously wrong beneath the
The creators of NWC admit that they occasionally
throw jokes into their show to see if the audience is
paying attention, to see if they can decide when a joke
goes too Iar. Lid some Beloiters Iail: There were a Iew
instances when this writer would say, ºyes."
\hat about those who did not even go: Þot because
they had a paper to write or a test to study for, but those
who did not go out of fear or ignorance. There are those
who honestly believe that race is no longer an issue
in this country and yet also nnd themselves severely
uncomIortable when conIronted with conversations on
race. Or there are those who believe that because they
are not a minority, discussions oI race have no relevance.
And then there are those that hold both belieIs
simultaneously without realizing the contradiction.
Why is it that white students in particular on this
campus are so turned oɱ to the idea oI discussing race:
II you were not one who attended Þ\C, ask yourselI
what really kept you Irom attending. II you are white, and
your reasons were due to homework or location of the
venue, then ask yourselI, why is it that a proportionally
larger group oI minority students did not have those
same issues Monday night:
NWC – Now What, Campus?
VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1, 2010 14
Beloit swept the board with victories at last Saturday’s Olde English Classic.
Firstĥplace nnishers oI the men and women's collegiate race were members oI Beloit's
varsity team. Team Beloit, led by President Scott Bierman, won the sk open race, earning the
The Olde Lnglish Classic is a crossĥcountry race which contains elements included in the
early days oI the sport, like hay bales and creek crossings. Saturday's race was the ±8th Olde
Lnglish Classic. It was started in ¡o6¡. The location oI the race was Leeson Park.
In previous years, there were only the men and women's collegiate races. This year, Bierman
started an open race, challenging peer institutions Ripon and Lawrence. The race also drew
several alumni who ran in the collegiate races against the current Beloit team.
However, some members oI the crossĥcountry team had mixed Ieelings about Bierman's
open race. A crossĥcountry athlete commented, ºI did not like the Iocus this year being on
Bierman's open race more than the collegiate races."
The entire team ran great races, taking a signincant amount oI time oɱ Irom their personal
bests. Lauren Hall '¡z commented, ºIt was a strong eɱort on a diɷcult course."
Lric Koenig '¡¡ ran a strong 8k race in z;:¡6, earning him nrst place in the men's collegiate
race. Creg Schalla '¡, Iollowed in z8:z6.
Additionally, Lauren Hall '¡z won the women's collegiate sk race in z¡:oo. Cabbie Conzales
'¡z Iollowed in zz:,s. Kate Finman '¡, ran an exceptional race, shaving seven minutes oɱ her
Beloit pounds back (friendly) competition
at Olde English Classic
Keith Bell ‘09 waiting to pounce on unsuspecting, uncheering Beloit fans.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIA KAHL
By Kathleen Hansen
IMAGE BY ERIK MAGNUSON
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Tired oI losing close games, the Lions lose a notĥsoĥclose one to the Vikings: eɷgies oI Saints' kicker Carrett Hartley burned in streets
oI French Quarter: icons oI Raiders' kicker/patron saint Stephen Janikowski removed Irom churches and burned in streets oI Oakland:
Panthers' coach John Fox, Jag's coach Jack Lel Rio to bring cardboard boxes into work next week: ChieIs at ,ĥo prove great coaching
outweighs mediocre talent: ±oers at oĥ, prove nery coaching doesn't outweigh mediocre talent: Ciants, Packers try best to surpass Jets as least
disciplined team in ÞFL: Lallas nghts like a desperate Cowboy backed into a corner: Leon ºSeattle" \ashington runs Seahawks to victory
over Chargers, Obama to give out unemployment benents to San Liego special teams: Braylon Ldwards to consider getting more L\Is
Iollowing excellent perIormance aIter being arrested six days beIore game, Þew York ºAnything Coes" Jets to approve decision: Rams have a
winner in Sam BradIord against the Redskins: Packers do their best ¡o;os Raiders impression trying to rack up more penalty yards than actual
ones in loss to da Bears.
NEXT WEEK’S SURPRISE:
Lolphins over Patriots. The Bills almost beat the Patriots last week, Ior Cĥd's sake. Lnough said.
Weekly wrap up with Wes Fox
Q: Are the Bears a good team:
A: Maybe, but I lean more toward no. I just cannot see the team's
perIormance holding up through the whole season. One injury to any key
component oI the roster and this team does not
make the playoɱs.
Q: Lid the Cowboys save their season this
A: Yes, they needed a win and a BIC one at
that. They not only saved their season but also
their entire coaching staɱ.
Q: \ho is the most exciting player to watch
going into week Iour:
A: Seattle Seahawks running back/return man
Leon \ashington. \ith his two kickoɱ returns
Ior touchdowns this weekend against the Charĥ
gers, \ashington reminded everyone that every
time he touches the ball he is a threat to break
away Ior a huge play.
Q: Loes Lonovan McÞabb secure a victory
over Iormer pupil Michael Vick when he returns
to Philadelphia this weekend:
A: Yes, I believe McÞabb plays with a H\CL
chip on his shoulder and rips up the Lagles secĥ
ondary. I am also conndent that the Redskins'
deIense can contain Vick.
Four questions, four answers with
Anthony “Big Red” Cornell
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OUTSIDE BELWAH: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver
Chad Ochocinco's cereal gets recalled due to typo in tollĥIree
number printed on the package. The number was supposed
to direct callers to a children's charity but instead is a sex line.
Ochocinco apologized via Twitter. Toronto Blue Jays outnelder
Jose Bautista eclipses previous personal home run total oI ¡6
by a modest ±o, causing HCH enhanced eyebrows to be raised
across the league.
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Security went dents. 27.m. Hazards include cars. Some BSC members commented that the circle would be too low. Security asked them 9/18 12:40 a. 9/20 10:54 p. Student appeared to be intoxicated but not in danger of alcohol poisoning. please hold. a conversation.m. people and streets. Yoga Club re ceived funds to purchase 30 new mats. Security received a noise complaint about people playing loud music outside a res. student put the pot on ground. budget. claiming it was the result of their lingering excitement from the delicious malt milk shakes they had earlier. 9/25 12:39 a.com.m. Upon arrival.m. get used to it or get the f*** out!” VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1. Security Report: Pot. Upon mak ing contact.m. Security could not tell why the student needed it. though the student com plained that the bushes were much more comfortable. On the budget form. When the police department arrived. Proposal forms are available at beloit. there is a line item and requested budget line. The same resident called again to complain and the Beloit police arrived and spoke with security and agreed that the noise level was accept able. Security found a student sleeping in the bushes. they escorted one we’re queer. at which point both Security and the rity followed the suspects until they left campus. 2010 3 . Secu rity came to this conclusion when the student gave a big 9/19 3:07 a.: someone had passed out in some bushes in a residential area. The Bike Share received funds to expand their BSC treasurer David Yu ‘12 and assistant treasurer Alicia Halvensleben ’11 ex Student Congress meeting on Monday. 9/19 11:05 p. “Palermo’s pizza.” 9/17 3:35 p. and called the police.m. which are considered water hazards. The students agreed to speak in moderate tones and turn the celebrate “Toasted Tuesdays.m. security observed a student carrying a large potted plant heading north on campus towards a res. It was found that the indi viduals had seen two males kissing in front of campus and started making homophobic remarks in a vulgar fashion.” 9/19 12:21 a. The best proposals will be selected to be voted on and allocated. Se nearby was at an adequate level. Ben Sercombe and Gus Graves CONTRIBUTORS/ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR 9/14 10:30 p.m. Others said that it would fall in line with tradition of the course. A city of Beloit resident complained about loud noise coming from the Chapin quad area. who appeared to be intoxicated student refused. and the pot broke. Student reported that a bike had been stolen from rack on the east side of the Science Center.” Bleckley said. hall. security noticed two juvenile males looking in cars in the 815 parking lot. Security stood by to listen and make sure dent became verbally aggressive and loud.edu/bsc/funding/bunchak. BSC President Jeb Bleckley ‘11 suggested two possible trees near Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life John Winkelmann sug gested that Frisbee golfers continue to use the concrete circle near the library. security saw the residents evacuating. When roommate helped them into bed.m.NEWS BSC Report: Frisbee Golf. Sept.edu or Halvensleben at hal vensl@beloit. When the complainant called a third time. Security found students outside speaking in moderate tones.: Fire alarm activated in a res. Frisbee golf course. Halvensleben said to be as de tailed as possible in the proposal description. Security inspected the plant and became even more dumbfounded by the student’s behavior when they concluded it was not hydroponic marijuana. The students apologized for being loud. Questions can be directed to Yu at sigiany@beloit.: Security received a report of an intoxi rity went to the area in question. Buncha-K and Bikes By Beth Hanson STAFF WRITER The three Capital Fund proposals made last week passed.: While en route to the Science Center. Se curity woke the student. Secu rity found a small group and told them of complaint. hall. The student agreed to pay for it and return it to Science Center.m. hall. 9/18 1:45 p. 9/19 3:07 a. Secu to keep their voices quiet and they agreed.: dent males in front of a res hall asking about parties and the harsh reality of his limited jurisdiction.: Resident called to complain about loud students outside a residence hall.bsc@gmail. They will be reviewed and the proposers will be interviewed. security answered. Potted Plants and Noise Complaints By Dave Dunder. as well as a list of hazards and bonus possibilities.edu. A Seca 700 beam scale and three Bosu trainer balls will be purchased for the Fitness Center. The student began to vomit. The lock was also missing. While on routine patrol. Students had secured it with a steel cable lock. Security contacted Beloit police depart the report explained that the case would be treated with the utmost priority. There was rity dusted the pull station for prints and sent the evidence to the Beloit College Forensic Lab. Frisbee golf on campus is played with regular Frisbees rather than real Frisbee golf discs “in the interest of people’s faces.
desire when they think this should happen this way. “Okay.” and I’ll listen. so if that means paying atten what you bring me will blossom forth in the next day development. The other thing is that sometimes it goes into the mix and does inform things that we do but may not be as immediately recognizable as people . as far as I’m concerned.. Faculty come alive in part through to draw this really strong contrast between teaching and administration and . but that’s also where I think some of the fascination lies. . oh. I hope it’s not a sense of. for ex ample. she’s dean and therefore she wouldn’t care what we think.. so from my perspective.. because Beloit’s just not that kind of place and I’m not that kind of person. I would say. and so there’s not a sense of why I might be relevant. I have two associate deans.We have a fantastic faculty and they are part of that lifeblood.. I’m a good person to talk to when it comes to thinking about ideas about where you think Beloit College needs to go in order to demic program we can. In a lot of I think the other reason is I think a lot of times peo ple have no idea what a dean does. and they work on a lot of things. the registrar. it is true that I spend a lot of meetings as a faculty member. and development of their ca reers at Beloit. develop ment of their scholarship. That’s one of the things I really love about these types of colleges is that we really are taking on the whole student and thinking mitory. the Writing Center. as a faculty member. development of their teaching. I’m really working across campus with Resources to enhance what I would call the residential learning experience here at Beloit. But I guess what I would say. and how we can encourage that pow erful type of learning which can occur through those kinds of experiences.” do we draw those together in ways that advance all of our understandings in some way or take us to a new place in terms of what we’re thinking about. and for me it really changed my life. at least that’s what I hope matters for the students about that and we’re talking about it with one another and I’m trying to. I think for me there are some continuities because at least when I think about what I am trying to do when I am with students is that we’re thinking about something that really matters to us. idea of really thinking that a great deal that matters lies in that conversation. I still greatly admire the professors I had as an undergraduate.. I think if I’m doing the kind of job that the fac ulty and president approve of. the students are the real energy and life of a place like this. I’ve been here since 1997... the great joy I get from the work I do is thinking about ways that it would matter for students in the classroom. and I’m not sure that I can but it’s something that I aspire to. That will take us 10 years to do. RT: come and talk to you about? AD: I always say that really I enjoy talking to students when students come to talk to me there’s that sort of 4 VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1. I work with all the chairs faculty committees. 2010 . attending classes with some of the same people you’re living with. RT: What drew you to Beloit initially in 1997? AD: I went to a small liberal arts college.. but probably your best bet is to go and talk to this person kind of thing. listen as care fully as possible to what students are talking about and what seems to matter to them and to listen to the sort of multiple voices in the classroom and to think about yeah! That’s a great idea. “I wanted to be at a research 1 institution where I could delve into my books and teach on the side. continued on page 5 where is that going to take us. I was in a program where lots of people had a sense of. RT: Do you feel like people are reticent to talk to you because you’re the dean? AD: thing where it’s like. then I would like to be part of a really promising time at Beloit College. so being able to hear what Betsy Brewer is doing and then hear her talk about the work she’s doing with someone like Rachel Ellett . CELEB down programs that work with underrepresented students in RT: Does it get complicated to oversee all of those things? To have so many responsibilities? AD: I think just about every part of an operation of a college like Beloit is complicated for various reasons. RT: AD: I’m really excited by the possibilities of this presi dency. RT: “. or returning to my position as a faculty member. I enjoy the complexity because as you begin to draw those kinds of connections I think you’re able to that is both intellectually engaging and also. Faculty come alive in part through their interaction with students. From that standpoint.NEWS By Kathleen Hansen STAFF WRITER Ann Davies: The Round Table Interview Round Table: What are your jobs and responsibilities on campus? Ann Davies: AD: one of the losses because. Obvi ously. but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. you know we have a fantastic faculty and they are part of that lifeblood.When I went to graduate school.. promising in terms of developing future opportunities.” Really.. We also have oversight over. I mean. I am one of those people who really enjoys seeing connections and making connections.
and for me it really changed my life. but it’s something that I aspire to.. I still the greatly admire the professors I had as an undergraduate. . in the Pearsons Clubhouse.. Be there. and I’m not sure that I can pretend that I can make the same kind of difference.” I feel that it adds a lot AD: If you want est quality without all that you on the RT: AD: Round Table meets every Monday at 9:30 p.m. VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1 5 .Architects Under Microscope for Science Center Flaws By Justin Williams CONTRIBUTOR NEWS continued from page 4 RT: AD: RT: the students in “I went to a small liberal arts college.
2010 . Downward Dog Uplifts Students RT: RT: EP: Eat My Slow Food By Elizabeth Makarewicz COLUMNIST I think it’s time that I let out my “secret. Satiates Hungry Beloiters Entrepreneurial Course Teaches By Molly McCracken STAFF WRITER schools make students donate their money to charity earnings. Really Good Bread Round Table: Emily Peterson: lead students twice a week and teach RT: EP: IMAGE BY ERIK MAGNUSON EP: 6 VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1.” For Beloit’s new Really.FEATURES Life Lessons.
2010 7 .FYI: Expect Changes By Maximiliano Peralta STAFF WRITER The Sercombe Section By Ben Sercombe CONTRIBUTOR FEATURES The Sercombe Section is a column in the Round Table dedicated to What things on campus do you want to hear about? Submit a subject to IMAGE BY ERIK MAGNUSON Sercombe: Josh Davis: RT: JD: will RT: JD: RT JD: Josh Davis Slang: Example: Example: Translation key A Example: Example: A Example: A Example: Example: matter VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1.
ENTERTAINMENT Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Pale Ale Summer’s Tribute: By Hannah Warren CONTRIBUTOR Films from around the world IMAGE BY ERIK MAGNUSON Black Orpheus: Un Chien Andalou: 2046: The Edukators: Ma Vie En Rose: 8 VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1. 2010 .
Special The decline of the you must be dead. a review of its own. it seems farfetched to expect Gus Graves Lastly.” words.. us excuses to overeat. Can you do it? one event to the next. giving the Beloit Whatever the reason. and how special interest and Greek housing. it is up to you.edu The “dance scene” this year has myself anymore. one thing remains population a sense of anticipation for the certain: weekend nights on campus have Funding Board Director become so dull. the student. hopping from “If you’re not dancing. 2010 9 . with party ideas that would leave UW envious.” Go to Student Activities on Monday for App interest and Greek house dance party is clearly parties could be heard from -Mother Teresa Questions? Election Committee Chair: dorm rooms across campus. or Art ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR House threw a packed house party? Why BSC ELECTIONS! Viral Video Review: of this article is not to assign blame. The Beloit party dancing we all know and love. really. “We have nothing to fear from the Some may attribute the absence of our beloved DJ Stgrlee to our current dilemma. robots. F*ck Off hot. three minutes of pure pleasure. to dance ‘12 to dominate a dance circle with his trademark “worm. but to issue a call to reason. so clear your mind before you Hats Off some pizazz.. bored.ENTERTAINMENT Save the Beloit dance party! By Ben Sercombe and Derek Lyndes GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Beloit nightlife could once be called Others might lay blame in the departure Beloit needs a new: anything but stale. This was a time President weather. loud the ceilings were pounded. or the revitalization of the Wall. even security is getting Programming Board Director to the streets. but hype it up like this. Surprise us. already. Says Bert Connelly ‘13.” Deal with it.” The ability of Beloit dramatically declined to a point of near academically rigorous schedule originally By Gus Graves the last time an Alliance. Vice President hallways across campus. “I would host impromptu dance parties. The video is titled It is. however. Even lounges some students. own . mcquaidj@beloit. OEC. VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1.
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Holidays are said to be the worst time concerned that they will increase the gap between sexes in public. In a out dancing or even bowling. I was deliberately … resulting in the sexual. police were condemned by women respondents as the most likely perpetrators about dating on your campus. It was under this latter law way through the legal channels. 2010 . A misogynistic joke in the U. intelligence and directness really just scare some guys. I was taking a stroll on your campus East region in the Global Gender Gap Report Rights groups as propaganda used to tarnish too many couples going on real dates on this campus. eight women have survey. In a country in which with increased isolation. physical in response to the increasing prominence by women in public. 12 VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1. honor and morals and another that condemns lewd acts in public. women must rely on avoidance tactics over prosecution. Parliament speaker Zeinab Radwan believes women experienced sexual harassment. among domestic women is that Egypt does ordinary.S. sexuality. and an idea that is starting to change in Cairo. Recently.OP/ED ANNOUNCEMENT: Beulah’s Milk and Cookies By Midori Bowen CONTRIBUTOR Women Can’t Drive! By Kelly Allen STAFF WRITER quotidian molestation is a severe impediment persona of Beulah Brown and giving some occassionally senile tips on dating for Beloit students. Egypt. energy.. A study conducted by harassment. Back in my day. they just hunker down into intimacy and stay there. a law in Saudi Arabia. this year.
and more the work of three actors trying to make the golden rule funny. to see if they can decide when a joke this. NWC – Now What. they are the last people who will Three years ago. stereotypes. and unfortunately. the performers take on racial slurs. about a hundred students attended a special Beloit showing of the play with the name nobody wants to say. and the concept of race What we thought: at least it was funny. NWC? Comedic or Offensive subsets of a larger social type. There are those and witty repartee between the three characters with laughter the entire show. The reality is that the stereotypes NWC presents at the deprecation of a race without the understanding that there is something seriously wrong beneath the your reasons were due to homework or location of the VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1. This past Monday. ability to address such a tough issue with humor. But The same jokes that had people falling out of their chairs two nights ago now seemed hauntingly poignant. 2010 13 . and Samantha Holte CONTRIBUTORS *Writing as alteregos “Danceoff.” “Chipper” and “Lil’ Sammy” WTF. Dan Gilkeson. but those who did not go out of fear or ignorance. But what came after Why is it that white students in particular on this to students about their thoughts and reactions to the show. N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk. Campus? By Kelly Allen CONTRIBUTOR The creators of NWC admit that they occasionally throw jokes into their show to see if the audience is paying attention. Thanks to the original style.OP/ED By Tanner Wolding. the hit comedy show NWC came back to Beloit to once again remind us through they had a paper to write or a test to study for.
Oh. you’re not a freshman? Well then you’ve heard of us! Get with some prose. See you soon! 14 VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1.SPORTS Beloit pounds back (friendly) competition at Olde English Classic By Kathleen Hansen STAFF WRITER Beloit swept the board with victories at last Saturday’s Olde English Classic. THIRD FLOOR. 9:30. IMAGE BY ERIK MAGNUSON Keith Bell ‘09 waiting to pounce on unsuspecting. bros (lady bros also welcome). Shoehorn trophy. that’s where! Do you also love opportunities? Got one! Come write for the Round Table. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIA KAHL Love sports? Love writing? Where have you been all my life? Oh. uncheering Beloit fans. PEARSONS. you’re a freshman. 2010 . MONDAY NIGHTS.
four answers with Anthony “Big Red” Cornell Q A OUTSIDE BELWAH: Chris Juels ‘11 displaying solid FUNdamentals PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIA KAHL Q A Q A Q A VOLUME 199 ISSUE 5 OCTOBER 1.SPORTS Weekly wrap up with Wes Fox NEXT WEEK’S SURPRISE: Four questions. 2010 15 .
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