The Nip slips on Broad

  Gordon Ramsay once commented, gesticulating fiercely: “Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.” It is apparent that the members of 1126 Broad Street are embodiments of that quote. Olivia Finster, Hannah Fiske, Eleni Irrera, Kai Mayer, Stephanie Porter and Nicole Robertson (all ’14) have a rich history of friendship. The group…

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Twins on Twins on Twins

It may be hard for some to imagine what it would be like to have a twin. For Stephen and Shaun Duncan (’17), Kristen and Taylor Dabney (’15) and technology consultants Stacey and Stephanie Puls, the idea of not have their twin and closest support network with them at Grinnell is a bizarre idea. STEPHEN…

Community Meal: A Happy Meal

While Grinnellians back on campus were waiting in the line at the pasta bar, halal station and plat du jour last Tuesday, a couple blocks south of campus a different kind of meal was taking place. “It’s an Iowa favorite: Walking Tacos,” said Erica Kwiatkowski ’15, referring to a dish composed of refried beans, ground…

Joy Castro shares story

Joy Castro held a reading yesterday as the first guest author in the Writers@Grinnell series this semester, and facilitated a roundtable discussion on “Literary Crimes: The Art of the Thriller.” Castro is a professor of literature, creative writing and Latino studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As an author, she is best known for her…

New Faulconer exhibit now in-stock

By Lisa Oyolu oyolulis17@grinnell.edu Beginning this Friday, Faulconer Gallery will feature a new exhibit, entitled “Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles.” Curated by Emily Stamey ’01, the exhibition features various forms of contemporary art, including pop art, found art and video presentations. Using Andy Warhol’s pop art as a starting point, Stamey compiled various…

Psych-pop sounds chill Gardner out

Those not at Gardner Lounge on Tuesday night missed out on two fantastic performances from opening group Dead Gaze and psychedelic-pop band Dent May. A spell was cast on the group of Grinnellians present, weaving and bobbing around the vividly-colored stage. A soothing mix of powerful synth tones and upbeat lyrics from both bands washed…

Hot, sweet, fat beats this Friday

Nick Koenig, more notably known as Hot Sugar, is an electronic artist most appreciated for his odd personality and unique sounds. His fame stems largely from his online fan base on sites like Tumblr and SoundCloud. “I first found out about him [through his] really big internet presence, especially on Tumblr. He’s a pretty cool…

Spotlight: Michael Hurley

Second-year Michael Hurley is a regular starter and major contributor on Grinnell’s men’s soccer team. On Sunday, Sept. 8, he had three shots on goal as part of the Pioneers’ first season victory over Buena Vista University. The team’s current record is 2-4, coming off a 5-1 loss against Simpson College on Wednesday, Sept. 18….