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Day in the Life: Ben Charette

7:25 p.m.—Make my way to Bucksbaum (or Big Buck, as we say in the industry). 7:29 p.m.—Arrive fashionably on time. Notice some others passing through and strike up casual conversation about the prospect of writing for the 24-Hour Theatre Project. They are, in fact, not here for the 24-Hour Theatre Project. 7:30 p.m.—[boggessn] ‘19 arrives…

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Bugs bite back: watch out for insidious flower bugs

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Chances are, in the past few weeks you’ve had a really unpleasant experience with some tiny flying black insects: they show up out of nowhere, and any illusions of harmlessness are dispelled when they chomp down on your skin and leave a red welt. There were many misconceptions floating around campus,…

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Get to know SEPCs: Political Science

By Lily Seibert seibertl@grinnell.edu The political science SEPC consists of Christine Hood ’17, Phil Gemmel ’17, Ashleigh Bull ’17, Linda Oyolu ’17 and Nirabh Koirala ’17. Between managing double majors and extracurricular activities, the five fourth-years play a significant role in keeping the department running and maintaining communication between students and faculty.     “Our…

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Bus-eum: “A Home in the Heartland”

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu If you’ve seen what looks like a school bus, but with the word Iowa along with an illustration of the Iowan landscape painted on it, you’ve seen the Bus-eum exhibit called “A Home in the Heartland: Forgotten Stories of how Iowa Got to Be ‘Us.’” Grinnell alum Amy Clampitt, renowned poet,…

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Julia Marquez-Uppman talks about Grinnell Advocates

Grinnell Advocates is a confidential campus support group for those who have experienced sexual misconduct, violence or assault. Students can come to Advocates in a variety of different ways for a variety of diferent reasons at any time of day. This week, The S&B’s Cassidy Hilburn sat down with Julia Marquez-Uppman ’17 to discuss Advocates…

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Student Organization of Latinx celebrates Latin Heritage Month

By Graham Dodd  doddhenr@grinnell.edu The United States’ Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This year, Karolina Marquez-Gil ’17, co-leader of Grinnell’s Student Organization of Latinxs known as SOL, is helping to organize the College’s celebration.  “The whole point of Latinx Heritage Month is just to promote awareness of Latinx culture…

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SEPCs attempt to reduce implicit bias through required trainings

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu This marks the first year that Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) members have been required to attend implicit bias trainings with Lakesia Johnson, Chief Diversity Officer of the College. Implicit biases are present everywhere, especially in academic environments. Although people acting according to their implicit biases do not necessarily intend to…

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Cypher club provides alternative freestyle and beat forum

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu If you walk into Gardner Lounge on a Wednesday or Saturday night, you’ll hear homemade beats and rotating freestyles from the Cypher Club. This club is a student-run organization intended to provide a freestyle forum that serves as an alternative space different from other parts of campus. Cypher Club came from…

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Trustees form new long-form troupe to diversify comedy scene

By Louise Carhart  carhartl17@grinnell.edu In an effort to diversify the comedy options on campus, a new improv troupe has emerged this year. Specializing in long-form improv performance, the Trustees represent an effort to include as many forms of humor based entertainment as possible. Founded by Chris Jones and Michelle Risacher, both ’17, the Trustees have…

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Limelight: The Wellness

The Wellness has made an impression at student music forums like the newly minted Tiny Dorm concerts, as well as the Grinnellian last year. The band, which is made up of Nathan Calvin ’18, Jacob Getzoff ’18, Justin Leuba ’18, Corey Simmonds ’17 and Michael Owusu ’17, was formed spring semester of last year. This…