Life During Wartime: Authorities on Democracy

By Max Fenton ’19 fentonma@grinnell.edu We are six weeks into the Trump presidency, and politics have already radically changed. Whether it is the cascades of information pouring from the White House, the administration’s blatant hostility towards the press, or President Trump’s own lack of political or military pedigree, all observers of politics can singly agree…

Ken Adelman: unwelcome then, unwelcome now.

“Immediately five or six guys, led by [Ken] Adelman and supported by “Brow,” forced their way into the room, despite the efforts of both Adrienne [Lemmons] and David [Dillon] to resist them at the door” In 1967, the College’s Interim Student Court “socially expelled” Kenneth Lee Adelman, a now successful diplomat and author, for throwing…

House Study Bill 133 proposed, would reduce Iowa gun restrictions

By Philip Kiley kileyphi@grinnell.edu House Study Bill 133, which, if passed would enact new regulations concerning the possession of deadly weapons and the use of deadly force, passed out of subcommittee on February 20. The bill introduces provisions that give the state more control over where firearms are allowed and contains a “stand your ground”…

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University of Iowa to be carbon free by 2025

By Riley Murphy murphyri@grinnell.edu On Monday, Feb. 20, University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld announced plans for the University of Iowa to increase renewable energy sources and be coal-free by 2025. The University’s renewable energy program has been has been working toward a coal-free campus since 2003. “It’s the right choice for our students and…

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True Grinnellian: Roger Bortell

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu Everyone in the Grinnell community knows Roger Bortell. “I can drive around, go block by block, and point out all the people I know,” he says, with an unabashed smile. The 52-year-old is a lifelong resident of Grinnell, a cancer survivor, and the man who saved and revitalized Food Recovery Network:…

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Grinnell Artists: Julia Broeker

Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu When Julia Broeker ’17 creates art, they dedicate themself to it completely. Time becomes a fluid measure. Seconds, minutes and hours trickle by with little recognition or distinction. Physical needs easily go unnoticed. Ultimately, driven by their timeline of experimentation and creation, Broeker and their art freely travel through time and space….

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Take a trip to Neverland this weekend

Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu The last thing anyone would expect to find on a mid-week evening on a college campus would be energy—but when I opened the door to The Wall in Bucksbaum, I was immediately bombarded with the sight and sounds of the Neverland Players. If dictionary words were replaced with sensory descriptions, the word…

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W. Kamau Bell seeks to “end racism in about an hour”

Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu When I first entered the Harris Theater on Tuesday night, I did not expect to hear many of my fellow audience members yell out loudly, “I’m white and I’m proud!” But that is exactly what happened during comedian W. Kamau Bell’s show “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an…

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Artist Ligia Bouton talks aspiration and inspiration

Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Ligia Bouton, an associate professor of interdisciplinary foundations at the University of New Mexico, gave an overview of her work titled “Conversations with the Dead” in Faulconer Gallery on Thursday evening. Bouton discussed her aspirations, inspirations and different galleries she has worked on in the past, showing off colorful exhibitions and pieces…