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Spotlight: Vinny Curta

By Jonathan Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu On Jan. 25, the Pioneers played a tight game with Cornell College. It was one of those tense games where every point matters, and in this atmosphere Vinny Curta ‘19 managed to put up 40 of them. Cornell answered Curta at each opportunity, however, and as the clock worked its way…

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The Bear and safe spaces: Do the two intersect?

By Alice Herman hermanal17@grinnell.edu During the first weeks of the spring semester, students have mobilized around the issues of gender bias and LGBTQ inclusivity at the fitness center of the Bear. Last semester, a student working at the front desk of the fitness center approached Murielle O’Brien ‘17 while she was exercising about an alleged…

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Grinnell Area Arts Council launches new art collective

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu Photo by Garrett Wang For over a year, the offices of 927 Broad Street have stood vacant — its large windows revealing only blank walls and bare floors. Now, however, the mural work of local children hangs over these same windows, foreshadowing a change in the space. This past week, the…

Bucket Course takes on the fourth ammendment

By Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu “How many of you think that the government intrudes too much on our personal privacy now?” asked Senior District Court Judge Stephen Carroll to a full house at Drake Community Library on Wednesday morning. Many hands rose in response. “How many think that the government is doing a good job as…

Newsflash: Iowa politics update

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu   Republicans control both houses of the Iowa State Legislature and the Governorship for the first time in over two decades, and they have wasted no time in introducing legislation to enact conservative policies statewide. In January alone, the legislature saw a flurry of bill introductions including a law that would…

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Artist reimagines scenes from her wedding

By Ridhika Agrawal agrawalr@grinnell.edu Photo by Takahiro Omura A series of new paintings by Sara Peak Convery decorates the wall behind the espresso machine at Saints Rest. Convery attended Grinnell High School back in the early 80s, but she truly became inspired in the subject matter of art while in New Zealand as an exchange…

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True Grinnellian: Sharon Van Dyke

Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu Contributed photo Sharon Van Dyke, a lifelong Grinnellian, represents the title in its truest form. Van Dyke’s experiences provide both a contrast to the Grinnell we now inhabit, while still working to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the city as much as she has throughout her life. As the sole employee…

Legislative coffee allows Grinnell to question legislators

By Keli Vitaioli  vitaioli@grinnell.edu Saturday morning, Feb. 4, the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Grinnell was filled with approximately 200 Grinnell community and college members attending a Legislative Coffee with Iowa legislators, state Sen. Tim Kapucian and state Rep. Dave Maxwell. This event was the first of three opportunities sponsored by the League of…

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Clean up of oil spill begins in Northern Iowa

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu A diesel pipeline near Mason City in Northern Iowa spilled 46,830 gallons of diesel fuel on Jan. 25, according to company estimates. Magellan Midstream Partners, the owner and operator of the pipeline, originally estimated 138,600 gallons had spilled in order to ensure an effective response, but has since downgraded their estimate…