Articles by The Scarlet and Black


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Let’s talk about sex (week)

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu The week of Feb. 5 has been designated “Sex Week” at Grinnell College. The week of workshops and activities is designed to enhance all students’ understanding, communication and pleasure, no matter their personal decisions regarding sex. According to Emily Howe ’16, who coordinated the many different groups behind Sex Week, the…

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Culture and community in one cool house

  By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu Like a Russian nesting doll, there is more to Russian house than first meets the eye. Situated on Park Street across from North Campus, the house is a hub of Russian and Slavic culture and events for students of Grinnell. It boasts a beautiful, spacious kitchen which is home to…

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Grinnell Mock Trial: raising the bar

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu On mock trial for attempted murder last weekend were Carmen Bell-Leon and Dylan Hendricks, an extramarital couple, charged with trying to kill Carmen’s spouse Kerry Bell-Leon. While Carmen was out of the country on July 17, 2017, Hendricks snuck into the Bell-Leon house, unsuccessfully attempted to shoot Kerry in a dark…

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Stewart gallery features new art form

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu A new brand of art is now on display at Grinnell’s downtown Stewart Gallery. The current exhibition at the Grinnell Arts Center is “Portraits of Nature in Iowa — Part II,” a set of nature photographs by local artist and photographer Ken Saunders II. The exhibit includes vivid photographs of animals,…

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SHACS embraces healthy masculinity

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu Grinnell has recently welcomed a new group onto campus — one dedicated to the male identity. “Masculinity is entirely personal — the important part is defining it in a way that is meaningful to each of us,” wrote Thomas Zigo, founder of the new “Defining Masculinity” identity group and a SHACS…

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Students Speak: Goals for a new semester

Shoot for the moon and you’ll land amongst the stars. Grinnell students share their goals for the new semester, from drinking more water and keeping up grades to just surviving. The S&B’s Aru Fatehpuria and photographer Mai Phuong Vu went to the Spencer Grill and Laurel Leaf Lounge to find out about Grinnellian goals.