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Letter to the editor: On the state of SGA

I am privileged to say that this is the second semester I am serving as the OCCO Senator. It’s a job I love. However, on March 7, Max Hill ’20, the Administrative Coordinator (AC) of SGA, will be constitutionally obligated to motion for my impeachment. On March 7, I will have officially missed three sessions…

Film in Stock: The Oscar races

This week, I’m evaluating a few of the most contested Oscar races. Here’s my prediction of the winners, as well as thoughts on the most deserving nominees. While most cinephiles frown upon awards shows, I love them. The Academy Awards are my Superbowl. My Stanley Cup. My NASCAR race thing. Best Picture Nominees: “Call Me…

Loudspeaker: Revisiting Karen Carpenter

On Dec. 17, 1982, a frail Karen Carpenter made her last public appearance as a vocalist in the “multi-purpose” room at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. She sang Christmas carols for her godchildren and their classmates as part of the school’s holiday concert, performing without her brother Richard who made up the other…

Horoscope: The Signs as Different Types of Trash

Aries: Care Bear stickers Taurus: Crusted sponge Gemini: Mayonnaise jar full of toenails Cancer: Broken ant farm Leo: Used makeup wipe Virgo: Mildewed Pillow Pet Libra: Crumpled newspapers from 1985 Scorpio: Stained leopard print high heel Sagittarius: Crisper drawer full of bread twist ties Capricorn: Unopened Nickelback album Aquarius: Cool Ranch Doritos bag in puddle…

Sexplanations: Reading signals and testing positive

  Sexplanations is an anonymous Q&A column about sex, sexual health, sexuality, gender, relationships and the promotion of respect at Grinnell College. Questions are answered collaboratively by the Sexual Health Information Center (SHIC), the Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) and the Office of Wellness and Prevention. If you have a question or comment, submit it anonymously…

Film in Stock: Forgotten films of 2017

While “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name” and “The Shape of Water” are great cinematic feats (though I have a fight to pick with the first film mentioned), the conversation about these Academy-recognized films has overshadowed some other great films of 2017. Here, I recommend a few that are…