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The S&B reviews: Los Girasoles

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Los Girasoles, located at 101 West St., is the newest addition to Grinnell’s roster of Mexican restaurants. A bit beyond walking distance from the College, I believed it was The S&B’s responsibility to determine for ourselves if this mysterious newcomer was worth the trek.  The S&B staff, represented by myself, Louise…

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SEG hosts pie fundraiser, spreads awareness

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu If you enjoy eating pie, baking pie or providing microloans to fellow members of the Grinnell community, the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG) hope that you will find time to attend their pie fundraiser “Slices for SEG” at Saints Rest this Sunday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. SEG hopes the pie fundraiser…

Des Moines school district approves sanctuary schools

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu When President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 detailing a more aggressive stance on illegal immigration than his predecessor, both his supporters and critics realized that the President intended to follow through on his campaign promises. This realization motivated the board of directors for the Des Moines Public…

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Grinnell adapts to CIFP closing

By Mira Braneck braneckm@grinnell.edu Ever since the closing of Central Iowa Family Planning (CIFP), a Title X funded family planning clinic that provided feminist and LGBTQIA friendly health care, the Grinnell community has been lacking an important health resource. However, the medical community of Grinnell and the surrounding areas, in partnership with the College, is…

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Professor Vicki Bentley-Condit is in better shape than you

By Lucia Tonachel tonachel@grinnell.edu On January 15, Professor Vicki “The Breeze” Bentley-Condit, anthropology, ran the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. Besides being an impressive physical feat, the race in Wailea, Hawaii completed Bentley-Condit’s goal of running a marathon in each state plus Washington, D.C. Although she seems nonchalant about this accomplishment, it places her in an elite…

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Dining Hall recaps Super Bowl performance

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu Two Sundays ago as the Super Bowl was set to begin, a projector screen was installed in the dining hall, allowing students to simultaneously eat and watch the event together. The Superbowl is one of several nights each semester that the dining hall transforms into a themed dinner. Past events have…