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Grinnell’s Got Talent ends philanthropy week

by Reed Essex 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…


TEDxGrinnellCollege invites alumni

by Graham Dodd 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…


Goon Club plays Mafia

by Philip Kiely 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….


Get to know SEPCS: Biology

by Andrea Baumgartel 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…


ISO Food Bazaar amuses tastebuds with diverse foods

by Mineta Suzuki 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…


Documentary about bipolar disorder shown to reduce stigma

by Graham Dodd 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 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…


Culture is not a costume

By Emma Friedlander 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…


The Garden’s friendship grows through wetting their plants

By Philip Kiely 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…