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Ask SHIC: Condoms and inner thighs

Dear SHIC, Whenever I come in to buy condoms, I’m always faced with the dilemma of sizing. How do I know what type of condom to get, and if it will fit? Please help! Sincerely, —Overwhelmed Dear Overwhelmed, Never fear! The definitive guide is here. Finding a condom that fits just right is important for…

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Guest Column: Drag shows support

            I write this article with the belief, which I hope every reader shares, that the underlying purpose of Drag Show, with all of its glamour and flare, is to demonstrate and increase support for our LGBTQ community. Before coming to Grinnell, I was not acquainted with such a community….

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Spotlight: Walker Bell ’15

Walker Bell ’15, of Newberg, Oregon, hit his career-first homer last weekend in an 8-2 win over Illinois College. Bell additionally set a Grinnell College school record April 4 and was selected as Grinnell College’s Athlete of the Week this week. Bell went 6-of-6 during Grinnell’s 14-8 win over Knox College, breaking the previous hit…

Concerts explodes this weekend

Mykki Blanco is not human, but will be gracing the stage in Gardner tonight. The rap moniker of Michael Quattlebaum Jr, she’s adorned with dozens of tattoos that look Sharpied on, including one that reads “Pony Boy” and another of Snoopy smoking a joint. It reminds one of Die Antwoord’s Ninja and his tattoos, except…

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Art and Architecture fill Smith Gallery

By Christopher Squier squierch@grinnell.edu Miniature, squirming structures vibrating with techno energy are captured in mid-dance move. Glittering, biomorphic and rectilinear disco balls lean towards one another, like Macbeth’s witches in the midst of a séance. An isolated and futuristic monolith is shrunk to a tiny portion of its original size, leaning precariously farther and farther…

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Baseball pitches new strategies

By Hayes Gardner  gardnerh@grinnell.edu This past weekend, the Grinnell baseball team hosted Illinois College and went undefeated in games in which they scored a run. However, the Pioneers only scored in two of the four games, resulting in a 2-2 weekend and changing their overall record to 8-14 and 3-5 in conference. The Pioneers pitched…

Upper classpeople exhibit their artistic talents

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu This year, the Art SEPC decided to restructure the end of the year student show, formerly called the Salon, by organizing the Bachelor of Arts Exhibition. “Our goal in redesigning it was to focus more on post-Grinnell and how this show can really help build portfolios, add lines to your resume…

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Softball takes hits, keeps swinging

By Yishi Liang  liangyis@grinnell.edu With a 0-21 record, two torn ACLs and a relatively new team and coaching staff, Grinnell softball players have acknowledged that the odds are not in their favor. However, the women have maintained their drive to win and improve despite all their setbacks. With only 12 players on the team, with…

Frisbee teams “disc-uss” season

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Seniors Hannah Bauman, Carla Eckland and Kelly Helbach have never attended Block Party. The past three years, they’ve been at Nationals for ultimate frisbee instead. This year, they’ll be missing Block Party again, for the same reason. It’s been a successful season for both the men’s and women’s teams so far this…

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Grinnell sandwich crawl

Grinnell is awash in scrumptious sandwich vendors. A veritable smorgasbord of options exists, making it tough to decide when that sandwich craving hits. Depending on your dining companions, time constraints and sandwich preferences, each of these options may hit that sweet spot. Join me on a sandwich odyssey through the streets of downtown Grinnell. Jimmy…