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Campus tours show off the Jewel of the Prairie

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Each fall Grinnell College hosts two or three open houses for the Discover Grinnell Program. The program is geared toward high school seniors, and with each iteration of the event comes a more developed and enticing schedule to attract these students.    For the first time ever, there will be a…

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Students led International Day of Peace on campus

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu The Peace and Conflict Studies  (PACS) Committee marked the International Day of Peace yesterday with a screening of Misha Gelnarova ’18 and Matt McCarthy ’17’s short film “Nilob’s Story.” Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, the International Day of Peace calls for a 24-hour ceasefire in conflict and…

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State Park Adventure: Rock Creek

  By Arunima Fatehpuria fatehpur@grinnell.edu Call it freshman adrenaline, but when I was first offered the opportunity to visit Rock Creek, I jumped at it. Having spent the last few weeks huddled indoors, frantically trying to navigate my way through the mountains of homework, an afternoon spent boating was a welcome change. So, Caryn McKenchie…

Climate Impact Task Force holds first dialogues

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu The Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, a committee that was formed in response to student activism around divestment last year, organized a series of events that took place this week in JRC 101. One of the dialogues facilitated by the task force, titled “Managing Grinnell’s Endowment, Trustee Stewardship and…

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Shedding light on the Darkroom

By Kate Smith katsmith2@grinnell.edu In the age of texting and tweeting, the ability to capture a moment has become so simple. In those five or so seconds it takes for you to take a photo, maybe longer if there is a caption involved, your camera has made many small adjustments, focus, shutter speed, flash, contrast,…

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Union plans to represent all student workers

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu On the lawn of Nollen House on Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) announced their plan to unionize all student workers on campus. Until now, UGSDW has only included student dining workers. “We want to advocate for the rights of everyone on campus. We want to…

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Fairgrounds: A Thoroughly Loved and Lived Home

By Jessica Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu “It’s become home,” Maria Venneri ’18 said right off the bat. Home to the running joke that it will only be cleaned if burned to the ground, Fairgrounds is a place with a lot of heart. ‘Heart’ is a euphemism for the character of the house — it’s dirty, but it’s…

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The Graduate(s): snapshots of post-grad life

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu After spending four fruitful years in the Jewel of the Prairie, Grinnell graduates find themselves in various parts of the world, putting the education that they received at the College to good use. Dhruv Mather Gupta ’17 is in Delhi, India, working as a research assistant for the Brookings Institute. He…

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Your Senators Speak

By Saiham Sharif and Carter Howe sharifsa@grinnell.edu & howethom@grinnelll.edu SGA Senators were recently elected. They ran campaigns, and some of us voted. So who are our senators, and what are they about? The S&B’s Saiham Sharif and Carter Howe investigated. They talked to senators Henry Bolster, Warren Schweitzer and Jonathan Rebelsky. All photos by Mahira…

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Visiting professor teaches culture through film

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell This semester, the Grinnell College Russian department is running a course on the history of Russian film. The course is being co-taught by Department Chair Professor Todd Armstrong and Visiting Professor Galina Aksenova. Aksenova is a Russian film historian, theater critic and teacher. This is not her first time at Grinnell,…