Drake Library to host Festival of Trees

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Drake Community Library will hold its annual Festival of Trees on Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. The event allows families, businesses and community organizations to decorate Christmas trees that will be displayed in the library. Event-goers are encouraged to vote for the trees they like with…

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Saints Rest opens new kiosk location

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Frequent patrons of local coffee shop Saints Rest will be interested to learn of the upcoming expansion taking place within the business. A second location is being built in the form of a kiosk in Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. Saints Rest owner Sam Cox was approached by the company in July,…

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“Frost/Nixon” to debut at Loft Theatre

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu “Frost/Nixon” will be opening this weekend at the Loft Theater in the Grinnell Arts Center. Put on by Grinnell Community Theatre, the play is directed by Sig Barber, a Grinnell resident and a professor emeritus of German at Grinnell College. It will run Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7:30…

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Swim and dive ready for the Classic

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu This Friday and Saturday, Grinnell will host its Pioneer Classic for the eighth time. First held in 2011, the Pioneer Classic is an annual swimming and diving invitational started after the team moved into the new natatorium. “With the new natatorium, we could host large meets with greater ease. Invitationals hosted…

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Curta and Morrissey’s career day

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu The crowd at last Saturday’s basketball games witnessed an incredible performance from both Vinny Curta ’19 and Kayla Morrissey ’18. In the final game against nonconference opponents of the season, Curta tallied a career-high 52 points with only 18 minutes played. Morrissey hit an even bigger career milestone: she scored her…

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Rueter’s Digest: First quarter NBA awards

By Sam Rueter ruetersa@grinnell.edu The 2017-2018 NBA season has been one of the most exciting to date, as numerous new players and teams stake claims to the top spots in the NBA pecking order. As this column is written, five teams who made the playoffs last year are currently out of the postseason hunt, including…

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Directing class to debut one-acts this weekend

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu After a semester of learning theory and technique, the nine students that comprise Craig Quintero’s 200-level theatre and dance class, “Directing,” will apply what they have learned in individually-directed one acts. The nine acts range from a story of a woman emerging from a 29-year-long catatonic state and interacting with her…

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Grinnell Artists: Jasper Cole-Kink ’19

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Walking into Art House on Wednesday night, one could already smell the makings of beet burgers with pretzel rolls and homemade fries. Drummer, visual artist and culinary artist Jasper Cole-Kink ’19 was making dinner. As a busy Grinnellian, they scheduled their semester around dinnertime, which is at approximately 6 p.m. each…

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Dance Ensemble opens “wd u harbor me”

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu For their biannual performance, Dance Ensemble will be performing a piece called “wd u harbor me” this weekend. This semester, they have decided to use the set that was originally created for Craig Quintero’s “The First Time I Walked on the Moon” as their performance space. The dancers interact with projections…