Grinnell improv continues the comedy

By Darwin Manning manningd@grinnell.edu The group that many students rely on for much needed comedic relief is as strong as ever and will be welcoming an audience back with their first show of the semester today, Friday February 22. Ritalin Test Squad, Grinnell’s older student improv group, represents many areas of campus and all grade…

Monday night rhymes with funday night

By Silvia Foster-Frau  fosterfr@grinnell.edu On a late Monday night when you’re still writing that paper, stream KDIC for a break instead of going to the Grille to get a coffee. The radio show Rhyme Time With the Hip-Hop Docs, hosted by Aaron Lapkin ’15 and Tim McCall ’15, is a 12 a.m. substitute for an…

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Day in the Life: Summer Wilke ’15

6:30 a.m.—Alarm goes off, I get out of bed and I start a morning bike ride with an episode of Community. 6:54 a.m.—Community ends. Switch to Pandora! 7:15 a.m.—Finish my morning ride and get ready for class. I realize that bringing my Peugeot and trainer to Grinnell was one of the best decisions I have…

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Harris ACEs this semester

  By Kevin Hong hongze@grinnell.edu Harris this semester has been packed full of events—from all-campus parties for students to this weekend’s bridal show. Last semester, traditional parties such as Fetish, Red Light Green Light and ’80s were hits, introducing first years to the Harris culture and reminding upperclassmen of what they missed over summer break….

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Fair amount of wellness at the JRC

By Fabiola Barral barralfa@grinnell.edu As Grinnellians headed to the D-hall this past Tuesday, they were met with numerous stations with condoms, plants and beer goggles. For the past five years, the Wellness Fair, hosted by the Wellness Program and Grinnell Regional Medical Center, has continuously strived to reflect a diverse range of ways to improve…

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Firearm accessories supplier to open in Grinnell

By Stephen Gruber-Miller grubermi@grinnell.edu Starting next fall, Grinnell will be home to a new branch of the world’s largest supplier of firearm accessories and tools. The Montezuma-based company, Brownells, whose products include ammunition, optics, gunsmith supplies and other parts, broke ground on an office complex and warehouse last fall, after about two years of planning….

Grinnellians Cruise to the Muse

By Darwin Manning manningd@grinnell.edu Grinnell students interested in volunteering have a new and exciting option available. Last semester, Emily Hackman ’16 and Sarah Henderson ’16 reached out to the Fort Des Moines Museum looking for a way to get students involved. What resulted was Cruise to the Muse, a student group that facilitates Grinnellians volunteering…

Fate of Posse Program to be determined this spring

By Laura Dripps  drippsla@grinnell.edu As Grinnell’s most recent five-year commitment to the Posse program draws to a close, the College is deciding whether to continue its relationship with the Posse Foundation by evaluating Posse students’ academic and extracurricular achievements and recent admissions demographic data. The review of the College’s commitment to Posse is being conducted…

Student initiative field widens

By Joe Engleman  engleman@grinnell.edu This semester’s Student Initiative voting ran into an early technology issue, but since it was resolved, students have begun voting on one of the largest initiative fields in recent memory. The increase in the number of initiatives appears to stem from an increased level of advertising from Student Initiative Fund Chair…