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What did Grinnellians do over the last short break?

Despite being the shortest break of the school year, Thanksgiving break allowed Grinnell students to have a variety of experiences — both on and off campus. Some went home to spend time with their families, others went to friend’s houses perhaps a bit closer than their own hometowns and some relaxed in their dorm rooms…

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Blast from the Past: Judith Darrh

By Steve Yang  yangstev17@grinnell.edu It is not every day at Grinnell that one has the opportunity to learn about a past Grinnell College, a time before the JRC or the Bear had been built and when the school still had horse stables on campus. Students can read about older eras in yellowed issues of the…

Groups across campus come together to celebrate Indian history

by Cassidy Hilburn  hilburnc@grinnell.edu The History and Religious Studies departments, the South Asian Student Organization (SASO), the Alternate Language Study Option (ALSO) and the Institute for Global Engagement sponsored the Politics of Indian History Film Festival earlier this week. The concept for the film festival came from a multitude of organizations on campus taking initiative…

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Limelight: Yarn Club

Yarn Club is a student band inspired by Blink-182 and Green Day. Yarn Club is comprised of Matt Murphy ’18 on guitar, Sean O’Reilley ’19 on drums and vocals, Josh Jensen ’19 on bass, Chris Brunet ’19 on guitar and vocals and J’Remi Barnes ’19 on piano. The S&B’s Julia Echikson sat down with the…

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Grinnell’s Got Talent ends philanthropy week

by Reed Essex essexree@grinnell.edu Grinnellians Got Talent presented a stage for students to celebrate different talents on campus. Put on by the Student Alumni Council, Weekend, All Campus Events and Second Year Council, Grinnellians Got Talent finished National Philanthropy Week — a way to give back to individual colleges on a national level. This week…

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TEDxGrinnellCollege invites alumni

by Graham Dodd doddhenr@grinnell.edu At the second annual TEDxGrinnellCollege event, “Bursting the Bubble,” alumni spoke about connecting their experiences at Grinnell with their lives after Grinnell through individual stories. The event took place on Nov. 5 in Roberts Theatre. Meghna Ravishankar ’17 said the theme was carefully chosen to be broad enough to ensure that…

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Goon Club plays Mafia

by Philip Kiely  kielyphi@grinnell.edu The Grinnell Goon Club, which meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. in Younker lounge, is a study break group centered on the party game Mafia. Mafia is based on lies, manipulation, people reading and statistics. “[Mafia] can be very simple or very complicated,” said Andrew Lieman ’19, co-founder of the club….