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Get to know SEPCS: Biology

by Andrea Baumgartel  baumgart1@grinnell.edu Similar to a mitochondrion, the Biology Department is a powerhouse, with an powerful SEPC squad. Like all SEPCs, it serves as a liaison between faculty and students, meeting to plan study breaks, survey both students and faculty and represent the department within SGA and Academic Affairs. “We don’t just plan study…

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ISO Food Bazaar amuses tastebuds with diverse foods

by Mineta Suzuki  suzukimi17@grinnell.edu Every year, the Food Bazaar offers intriguing and delightful opportunities to sample flavors from more than 20 different countries. This year, it’s expected to be more vibrant than ever. The Food Bazaar, which takes place on Sunday, Nov. 13th this year, is one of the most popular events hosted by the…

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Documentary about bipolar disorder shown to reduce stigma

by Graham Dodd doddhenr@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s student run organization Active Minds hosted a showing of the documentary “Of Two Minds,” which highlights people who live with bipolar disorder, last Sunday, Nov. 6. Directed by Douglas Blush and Lisa J. Klein, the film shows in intimate detail the personal lives of several people who live with bipolar…

SOL concludes Heritage month by hosting Latin American Festival

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu The Latinx American Heritage Month celebration at Grinnell culminates this Saturday Nov. 5 with the Latin American Festival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Harris Center. The event is a celebration of all Latin American nations organized by Grinnell’s Student Organization of Latinx (SOL). Featuring Salvadorian cuisine, Brazillian dancers…

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Culture is not a costume

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu When Hameed Weaver ’17 was a first year, he dressed up as a Somali pirate for Halloween. “Some people thought it was funny [when I told them what I was],” Weaver said. “But then I realized I probably shouldn’t have done that.” Weaver shared this story at a community lunchtime discussion…

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The Garden’s friendship grows through wetting their plants

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Affectionately known as “The Garden,” 1018 East St. is home to Emily Hines, Julia Dornbusch, Rachel Knak, Noah Holt and Ruth Isaac, all ’17. The five friends have been living together in various combinations for the past four years. “Our house is called ‘The Garden’ because we all lived together in…

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All Worked Up: Grinnellians balance schoolwork and paid work

By Lily Bohlke & Mira Braneck bohlkeli@grinnell.edu & braneckm@grinnell.edu A big part of coming to college is learning how to balance classes, extracurriculars, a social life and for some, a job. Although school is all students’ priority, many students also prioritize work on and off campus in order to pay for living expenses. There are numerous…

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Eco House and FRN host “Just Eat It”

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Bob’s Underground Café hosted a screening of the documentary “Just Eat It” on Tuesday night, bringing the important issue of food waste to Grinnellians’ attention. The screening, sponsored by Eco House and Food Recovery Network (FRN), showcased the experiences of filmmakers Jenny Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin as they embarked on a…