A Family Of Independancers

Swag. Cleanliness. Energy. Personality. These words describe what the students in IndepenDANCE aspire to embody every day in rehearsal, words that they consider their motto. This diverse group, which rehearses for twelve hours every week, is made up of people with a variety of training backgrounds. “We have cheerleaders, ballerinas, hip hop dancers, etc., so…

John Vietnam Brings Common Sense To Bobs

As part of Grinnell’s celebration of Asian Pacific Islander American month, performance poet and rapper John Vietnam will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, May 4th in Bob’s Underground Café. Originally from Chicago, IL, Vietnam currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The roots of the event began in another Midwest liberal arts college. “Earlier this semester,…

Graffiti Comes to Harris

Though Harris will be the target of graffiti artists this Saturday, there’s no reason to call the police. The Graffiti Art Showcase is wholly legitimate and sponsored by the Pioneer Diversity Council. “We’re going to have Harris set up like an alley and have four different student graffiti artists doing 15 minutes of live presentation,”…

Student Salon to Open Friday

The Annual Student Art Salon showcases works created by Grinnell students in the preceding year. It is organized by the students of the Art SEPC and designed by the staff of Faulconer Gallery, where it will open this Friday at 5 p.m. Art pieces are selected through a jury process and hung by Milton Severe,…

Post-Industrial Landscapes

Across from the Strand Theatre, between Lonnski’s Pub and Dori’s, Dani Radoshevich ’12 has installed her latest artwork in her apartment. The show opened on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Radoshevich has been working all semester on her exhibition, Post Industrial Landscape, which is comprised of photos and paintings depicting and inspired by industrial buildings….

The Loggia Playlist – Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus – LLC Mixtape vol. 1 (2012) verdict: 4 out of 5 tragedies While Titus Andronicus have been music-blog darlings ever since their raucous debut in 2008, their last release—a sprawling civil-war themed concept album called The Monitor—was one of the most unlikely success stories of 2010. Now, Titus fans have another great reason…

Gamelan Ushers In Finals Week

Sebring-Lewis will be filled with the sights and sounds of Indonesian tradition when the Javanese Gamelan Music and Dance Ensemble performs this Saturday at 2 p.m. The program will consist of five “sets” of music, one of which will feature a traditional wedding dance. “The music, generally speaking, its exoticness and strangeness can be bridged…

A Gay in the Life: S.M.

8:03 a.m.—Wake up in the morning feeling like SeyJuicy. 8:09 a.m.—Check weather, realize it’s 75 °F and brainstorm ideas on how to make my tunic from Sierra Leone more revealing. 8:23 a.m.—Run to D-hall and sneak four/five muffins into my jacket. 8:30 a.m.—Trying not to get angry at my British ancestors in my Texts of…

Paranormal Cat-tivity

The first floor of the Brande, an apartment building located at 1001 4th Ave. Apt. A., houses Bogdan Krstic ’12, Hannah Shepherd ’12 and Phoebe Currier ’12. As I walked to the house, I passed a platform with a wooden staircase built onto it. Shepherd would later describe it as “the stairway to heaven.” This…