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Drag Show Fall 201

This year’s Queer Cultures Week came to a close with Drag Show Fall 2016. Campus came together in a much needed celebration, and raised over $700 to be donated to support protests at Standing Rock. The S&B’s Emma Friedlander sat down with Queer People of Color (QPOC) leaders and Drag Superstars Gabi Matthews ’17 and Armando Perez ’17 to talk…

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Ugandan Music Ensemble a small but mighty group on campus

This semester, Professor Peter Hoesing, Music started Grinnell’s first Ugandan Music Ensemble. The group meets on Monday afternoons to study a variety of instruments and dance. The S&B’s Nora Coghlan sat down with Hoesing and group member Nyx Hauth ’19 to talk about the unique experience of playing in music ensembles at Grinnell. The S&B:…

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Writers@Grinnell: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

The S&B’s Graham Dodd sat down with Gabrielle Calvocoressi to talk about poetry, process, and personhood. The S&B: Can you introduce yourself with your name and PGPs?  Gabrielle Calvocoressi: I use she, I don’t know if that’s how I think of myself day to day, but right now that for public life I choose to use….

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Trails and Waves offers Gardner as a place of healing

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Trails and Ways delivered a therapeutic set of indie-pop on Wednesday night. Before they even started playing, guitarist and vocalist Keith Brower Brown described their music as “anti-capitalist dream-pop.” The audience seemed to breathe a sigh of relief — this was much needed. It had been a difficult day, and Grinnellians…

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Abra promises smooth originality tonight

Halley Freger fregerhal17@grinnell.edu It’s been an exciting week for music at Grinnell as Concerts prepares to host their third show of the week. Tonight at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge, Atlanta-based R&B singer and producer Abra will perform a show that is not to be missed. Although originally born in Queens, New York, Abra’s parents…

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Writers@Grinnell: Kirsten Valdez Quade

Kirsten Valdez Quade is an award winning author. Her collection of short stories “Night at the Fiestas” has received national acclaim, including being recognized as a New York Times Notable Book. Quade sat down with The S&B’s Lily Bohlke to discuss form, process and how to weave emotion into art. The S&B: Could you tell…

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Artist Profile: Gabi Matthews

Gabi Matthews ’17 is a Spanish and GWSS double major, and a multi-talented artist. They are a poet, cartoonist, illustrator, musician and dancer. Matthews sat down with The S&B’s Candace Mettle to talk about medium, inspiration and representation in her work. The S&B: What made you interested in art? Gabi Matthews: I’ve been making art…

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Open Mike Eagle and Waldo to play Gardner this Friday

    By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu This Friday rappers Open Mike Eagle and Waldo will play Gardner Lounge at 9 p.m. Waldo is the founding member of the hip-hop collective AGO, a group of musicians and producers including artists such as Sango, The SEVENth and Savon, who are concerned with pushing the boundaries of rap….