KDIC builds recording studio for student use

By Merlin Matthews matthewsr17@grinnell.edu This fall, KDIC is working to construct a recording studio in their offices. This project is an impressive and highly-anticipated undertaking. The studio, when complete, will be open for use by music groups on campus and will not be limited to those linked directly to KDIC. The original plan was to…

Norwegian Arms bring tundra feel to Iowa

By Steve Yang  yangstev17@grinnell.edu Basking in the glow of the warm fluorescent lights of a packed Bob’s Underground Cafe this past Tuesday night, the Philadelphia indie folk band, Norwegian Arms, danced and bobbed through an exciting performance of mandolin-infused songs inspired by bands such as Fleet Foxes and Animal Collective. Chalked up as a success…

Chuukwu acts as royalty

By Eliana Schechter  schechte17@grinnell.edu This past summer, Ebony Chuukwu ’16 starred as the title character in a modern take on “The Duchess of Malfi” by John Webster. Jordan Friend, an undergraduate at Ithaca College, and Susannah Clark directed the play. Chuukwu and Friend were pals from high school and Friend reached out to her last…

Shoegaze, grunge rock meet up in Gardner

By Linnea Dolph  dolphlin17@grinnell.edu Spanning a range of popular genres, Gardner Lounge has energetic acts lined up all weekend, with indie rock bands Caveman on Saturday and Mikal Cronin on Sunday, with opening act Elusive Parallelograms. Caveman is coming off of their first headlining tour that included a stop at the ever hipster-chic SXSW to…

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No Limits?: The road ahead

As the academic year and the “No Limits?” column draw to a close, I find myself reminiscing over the many topics covered by this column during the semester. In January, I set out to start a discussion in the Grinnell community about the financial challenges faced by the college. “No Limits?” has explored the endowment,…

Bloom discusses food waste

Jonathan Bloom spoke in JRC 101 on Tuesday about the social, environmental and economic costs of food waste. His talk, titled “The Food Not Eaten: How America Wastes Half its Food and Why it Matters,” comes following recent conversation on campus about how to change our behaviors of consumption and reduce food waste. Jonathan Bloom…