Admin address social class awareness

By Steve Yang yangsteve17@grinnell.edu Tim Burnette ’19 published “An Open Letter to President Kington,” addressing troubling statements made by President Kington regarding social class at Grinnell, in the Grinnell Underground Magazine (GUM) two weeks ago. In response to the article, SGA released a survey concerning social class awareness at Grinnell on Sept. 19. Burnette’s letter,…

Although college ratings are not objective, admissions recognizes their influence over students' college decisions. Photo by Ellen Schoenmaker
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Investigating college rankings

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu The United States Department of Education recently released its inaugural update to the College Scorecard. Unlike the U.S. News & World Report and similar college rankings, the College Scorecard provides only raw data and statistics and does not impose a definitive ranking. This data includes annual average cost, graduation rate and…

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Early voting encouraged in Grinnell

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu As the election season nears its November finale, voters across the country are gradually preparing to cast in their ballots. While some voters may still be experiencing cold feet or confusion surrounding their candidates of choice, many political supporters are already poised to finalize their votes in pen and paper. For…

Sports Report

Women’s Golf The team continues to dominate not only the Midwest region, but the nation. Currently, the Pioneers have placed twenty-sixth place in the NCAA Division III rankings, while Vidushi Sinha ’19 and her twin sister, Vrishali Sinha ’19 have placed respectively in seventh and twenty-seventh. Last Sunday, September 18 at the Division III Midwest…

Soccer experiences an awarding week

odonnel@grinnell.edu Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams recorded victories over tough Nebraska Wesleyan University on Saturday, Sept. 17. The men’s team, coached by Brian Jaworski, came out on with a final score of 2-1. Not only did this stretch their winning streak to three matches, but it was also Jaworski’s 100th win as head…

Photo by Hung Vuong. Members of the Student Organization of Latinx are working hard to plan events in celebration of Latin culture.
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Student Organization of Latinx celebrates Latin Heritage Month

By Graham Dodd  doddhenr@grinnell.edu The United States’ Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This year, Karolina Marquez-Gil ’17, co-leader of Grinnell’s Student Organization of Latinxs known as SOL, is helping to organize the College’s celebration.  “The whole point of Latinx Heritage Month is just to promote awareness of Latinx culture…

Photo by Sarah Ruiz. The Physics SEPC consists of Rachel Bass '19, Peter Cipriano '19, Androniki Mitrou '17, Higinio Jasso '17, Allison Bartz '18 and Sarah McCarthy '19. SEPC members are now required to go through implicit bias training.
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SEPCs attempt to reduce implicit bias through required trainings

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu This marks the first year that Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) members have been required to attend implicit bias trainings with Lakesia Johnson, Chief Diversity Officer of the College. Implicit biases are present everywhere, especially in academic environments. Although people acting according to their implicit biases do not necessarily intend to…

Photo by Garrett Wang. Reed Essex '19, Jacob Leder '20, Hameed Weaver '17, Dhruv Gupta '17, Logan Stuart '19 and Deniz Sahin '20 come together to share homemade beats and practice freestyling. A performance is coming up soon.
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Cypher club provides alternative freestyle and beat forum

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu If you walk into Gardner Lounge on a Wednesday or Saturday night, you’ll hear homemade beats and rotating freestyles from the Cypher Club. This club is a student-run organization intended to provide a freestyle forum that serves as an alternative space different from other parts of campus. Cypher Club came from…

Trustees form new long-form troupe to diversify comedy scene

By Louise Carhart  carhartl17@grinnell.edu In an effort to diversify the comedy options on campus, a new improv troupe has emerged this year. Specializing in long-form improv performance, the Trustees represent an effort to include as many forms of humor based entertainment as possible. Founded by Chris Jones and Michelle Risacher, both ’17, the Trustees have…