Hate speech found in Steiner

Emma Friedlander, News Editor friedlan@grinnell.edu Two written messages of hate speech were found in Steiner Hall last Friday, May 6. A special all-campus memo sent by the College’s Chief Diversity Officer, Lakesia Johnson, explained that the messages referenced the KKK and white supremacy. Upon their discovery, the messages were immediately photographed and documented, reported to…

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[2020] soars in diversity, academics

Eva Lilienfeld, Editor-in-Chief lilienfe17@grinnell.edu Although the class of 2020 is still subject to change, the Department of Admissions believes it has welcomed the, arguably, greatest class yet. “Every year we have a goal of enrolling a diverse group of students,” said Joe Bagnoli, Vice President for Enrollment. “At the moment, we will have a robust…

Vendors at the first Grinnell Farmers’ Market of the season display their wares on 4th Avenue.

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Grinnell Farmers’ Market blooms in the spring

Lily Bohlke, Features Editor bohlkeli@grinnell.edu On Thursday, May 12, the Grinnell Farmers’ Market reopened for the season at 833 4th Avenue. The market is more than 40 years old and approximately twenty vendors were ready with new and fresh items to sell yesterday. The market will be open every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and every…

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Solar panels soak up Grinnell sunlight, give back

Sam Curry, currysam@grinnell.edu The Democratic candidates that rolled through Iowa this February probably generated enough wind talking about climate change to power most of the windmills in the state, but long after those politicians are gone the need for more environmentally-conscious energy sources remains. A few individuals and companies in the town of Grinnell have answered…

St. John’s Giving Garden, across the street from Loose Hall, is one of several throughout Grinnell. Photo by Sofia Mendez
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Giving Gardens provide for those in need

Mira Braneck, Staff Writer braneckm@grinnell.edu Food insecurity in the Grinnell community is a bigger issue than one would expect, according to Rich Dana, the Executive Director of Imagine Grinnell. This, combined with the high cost of fresh foods, poses a major problem to the town. In an effort to battle these issues, members of the…

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Beauty is Terror: A Classically Modern Tragedy

Column by Chase Booth boothcha@grinnell.edu As a classics major myself, I suppose it’s apt that my final book review should be about Donna Tartt’s breakout novel, “The Secret History,” a story of death, beauty and psychological breakdown — with some classics majors thrown in. Many might recognize Tartt’s name from her more recent novel, “The…

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Letter to the Editor: White Supremacy and Cinco de Mayo

Dear Grinnell Campus Community, Last semester, the Diversity and Outreach Coordinator, along with other multicultural organizations, hosted a “My Identity, Not Your Costume” campaign bringing cultural awareness to the student body about the politics of appropriation and the detrimental effects of such actions. When we first released the promotional materials, we expected to incite dialogue…

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Who’s really “Becky with the Good Hair?”

Column by Christian Clark clarkchr@grinnell.edu Welcome to the Hot Room, Grinnell! So, in this edition, we’re going to attempt to figure out who “Becky with the Good Hair” is. Beyoncé’s crazy-ass fans have attacked Rita Ora, Rachel Roy and Rachael-fucking-Ray. Now, if you don’t know, Rachael Ray is a chef — somebody I watched on…