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A serious conversation about Tourism

Fall break concluded a week ago, and many of us took off our Grinnell student hats in order to don a different hat — the cap of a tourist. Curious about digging underneath the fun surface of tourism to see what political implications lie below, The S&B’s Caryn McKechnie sat down with Professor Kesho Scott,…

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Intersection between mental health and employment sparks discussions on protections for College members

Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu Financial aid packages for hundreds of students at Grinnell include on-campus jobs. This places work-study at the center of debates over inclusivity, particularly for students with mental illnesses who may face additional challenges in the workplace. For some on campus, the threat of negative consequences at work can be a serious stressor. …

CLS develops Career Communities, programs for humanities students

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Center for Careers, Life and Services provides Grinnell College students with countless resources to help prepare for careers and give assistance with the application process for graduate school, externships and internships with alumni. In recent years, the number of domestic students taking the humanities has decreased. The CLS is working…

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Chief Reilly wants you to “Know Your Rights”

Lily Hamilton hamiltol@grinnell.edu   The police chief of the City of Grinnell, Dennis Reilly, gave a presentation entitled “Know Your Rights” during community hour this past Tuesday. Throughout the presentation, Reilly, who has been the chief of police since 2012, explained the types of encounters that members of the public may have with the police…

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CRSSJ opens house after much anticipation

By Molly Nelson nelsonmo@grinnell.edu The Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice (CRSSJ) hosted an open house last Monday to establish its new building’s presence in the community. Near the corner of 8th Ave. and Park St., the relocated CRSSJ looks like any other Grinnell home. The house, single story and partially obscured by a…

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The S&B examines College partnership with Iowa Prison Industries

By Candace Mettle and Michael Cummings mettleca@grinnell.edu, cummings@grinnell.edu For approximately 25 years, Iowa Prisons Industries (IPI) — a non-profit extension of the Iowa Department of Corrections — has provided dorm furniture and renovations for Grinnell College. The College’s relationship with IPI concerns many students who believe a progressive college should not employ prison labor in…

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Day in the Life: Clara Trippe

5:00 a.m.—Wakes up in a sweat because my room is 90 degrees. 5:05 a.m.—Searches for the thermostat. 5:06 a.m.—Wonders how the fuck I’ve lived in this house for two months and still don’t know where the thermostat is. 5:10 a.m.—Finally finds thermostat, returns to bed. 7:20 a.m.—Redirects my anger from the thermostat to my alarm…

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Yoni Ki Baat: vulnerable and empowering

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Last week, Monsoon hosted Yoni Ki Baat, which means roughly “vagina talks.” The event served as a space for Asian and Pacific Islander women to share poems and stories, sticking to a common theme of sex. Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa is a grassroots, non-profit advocacy group based in Des…

Campus Safety provides space for Iowa State Patrol

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu During fall break, the Iowa State Patrol received training on campus for its four tactical teams. Grinnell College Campus Safety served to support and host the Iowa State Patrol during this time, most notably by allowing the training to occur at an unoccupied college owned house, 1212 6th Avenue. The training…