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Overcoats on music and friendship

On tour with their debut album “YOUNG,” Overcoats embrace vulnerability through minimalist melody and honest songwriting. On Nov. 16 they’ll be performing in Gardner lounge. The S&B’s Ania Chamberlin and Naomi Worob interviewed members Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell to discuss friendship, inspiration and the creative process. Ania Chamberlin: What kind of music did you…

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Divest Day of Action creates art as resistance

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Grinnell Student Resistance held a Divest Day of Action on Monday, Nov. 6, which inspired conversation about the controversial issue of divestment on campus through a variety of venues — from rallies to talks in the D-Hall to, quite notably, art. Divest Art took place in the Spencer Grill, and transformed…

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Infinite Coincidence continuously collects laughs through long-form improv

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Few people at Grinnell College perform oddball characters and hilarious, unexpected moments better than Infinite Coincidence, a long-form improvisation group that crafts approximately 45 minute scenes in real time. Infinite Coincidence is a five member group this semester. They practice twice a week and recently finished the first of their three…

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Grinnell Artists: Marco Saffold ’20

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu   Holding a piece of chalk, Marco Saffold ’20 sat facing me as he sketched repetitions on the table next to him. He apologized for being fidgety. His energy, a curiosity to create, was unbridled. His uninhibited energy transfers to his art, which prefers to remain unrestricted. “I try not to…

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McMahon explores feathers in Hispanic art

By Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu Surrounded by the art of a different continent, Brendon McMahon’s interest in the use of feathers in the artwork of the modern Hispanic world has stark contrasts with the paintings originating from India in Faulconer’s current exhibition. However, there are similarities in the global and cultural significance, and in underlying allusions…

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Grinnell Artists: Victoria Park ’21

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Bassist Victoria Park ’21 has played at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in the Colorado desert, the Hard Rock Café in Times Square and in a Grammy-winning sound engineer’s studio. “I started playing piano when I was four years old. I grew up in a very musical family,” Park…

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Jay Som and p.morrow to bring some heat to Gardner

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu Get ready for a concert that will feel like hot apple cider for your soul. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, DIY songwriter Jay Som and Grinnell band p.morrow will play the Gardner stage. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.. p.morrow will begin their set at 8 p.m. and Jay Som will perform at…