Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

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Grinnell College Backpack Stories

The trusty backpack has been here to hold whatever we may or may not need during the day. To give more light to this sometimes underappreciated school essential, The S&B went around campus and asked people about their backpacks. Some bought it this summer to give the school year a fresh start. Others have gone…

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Religious Refugees Spark Dialogue

Michael Cummings, Staff Writer cummings@grinnell.edu The current crisis in Syria has had a devastating impact on the lives of the Syrian people. The effects of a crushing, drawn-out civil war are being compounded by an invasion from the Islamic State from the east, leading to a mass exodus, and as a result refugee crises in…

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Day in the Life: Jarren Santos ’17

6:56 a.m. – Wake up to the “Old Phone” sound of my iPhone.  It’s a “classic” alarm sound.  Snooze it. 7:04 a.m. – Finally open my eyes to “Illuminate.” This sound isn’t a classic, but it’s a goodie.  Contemplate when to get up. 7:05 a.m. – My previously snoozed alarm goes off. Welp, guess it’s…

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Danish Dating Scene Part II

Column by Ivy Jenn …Continued from Oct. 30 issue At 11:30 p.m. on Friday, I met Angelina, Jane* and Martin (Jane’s Danish boyfriend) at Studenthuset coffee shop. Jane had gone to a jazz bar in Copenhagen and was sitting by herself when Martin invited her to play a drinking game with him. By the end…

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Gender: More Than It Seems

Column by Talera Jensen Gender, in its etymology, is a fairly recent term—the emergence of its English usage is dated to about a century ago. Before “gender,” most people defining others or themselves in sociosexual terms would use “male” & “female,” along with “man” & “woman,” as entirely equal. Being a man, socially, was considered…

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Q&A with Grinnell Local Foods Source

Jon Mehlhaus mehlhaus@grinnell.edu This week The S&B’s Jon Mehlhaus sat down with Alumni Engagement Coordinator Angela Winburn to find out more about her business, the Grinnell Local Food Source (GLFS). The GLFS connects local farmers to members of the Grinnell community by allowing them to sell their products online. Customers can order food from these…

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City officials discuss progress and future

  Louise Carhart, Community Editor carhartl17@grinnell.edu This Tuesday, Nov. 10, Grinnell City administration members met to discuss the state of the city in a biannual speech and town hall meeting. Mayor Gordon Canfield, city council members and the City Manager Russ Behrens began with an introduction covering the current state of the city, which remains…