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News Archive


All of the best stories Beloit has to offer.

Ben Katz led the Beloit Fiction Journal’s editorial team last year.

Putting pen to paper

October, 2021

As he transitions from college to career, Ben Katz’21 hopes to combine his interests in public service with writing in the nonprofit sector — and pen stories for literary journals on the side.

Alana Coats Rankin’05 teaches remotely with her daughter, Autumn, nearby. She’s one of nearly a dozen alumni who helped their former Beloit teacher and mentor during the pandemic. Photo by Greg Rankin’08.

Teachers to the rescue

October, 2021

A group of Beloit alumni teachers, including Alana Coats Rankin’05, heard that their former professor of education Kathy Greene needed their help educating young teachers. They responded by showing up in droves on screens across the country.

Nguyen Huynh’22 and Christiane Umutoni’22

A Change in Plans

October, 2021

From long family separations to remote classes in the middle of the night, international students have been tested over the past 18 months. We talk with Beloit students from England, Nepal, Rwanda, and Vietnam about the challenges and surprising silver linings during this time of uncertainty.

JT Toepfer’23 wears his trusty Dodgers cap to celebrate his mentor, announcer Joe Davis’10. 

Pursuing a passion for broadcasting

October, 2021

JT Toepfer’23 is quickly becoming the voice of Beloit. As a sports play-by-play announcer, showrunner, and writer for TV, radio, and print on campus, JT hopes to improve his craft and draw from the successful career of pro baseball broadcaster Joe Davis’10.

Men’s baseball broke records throughout the season despite playing 10 fewer games than in a typical year.

A season to remember

October, 2021

Beloit’s athletic programs exceeded all expectations despite a challenging spring.

Blackouts on campus have often led students to participate in impromptu activities across a dark campus.

When the lights went out

September, 2021

In Beloit lore, campus power outages are remembered for many things: unwelcomed thoughts of wartime, slight inconveniences, and one enchanted spring evening when nearly the entire college turned up at the same spontaneous party.

A Clark Super 100 gas station on the corner of a busy street.

Freshman at the Pumps

September, 2021

What started as a part time job turned into a close observation of relationships, racism, and cognitive dissonance at a time of national tragedy.

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