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True Grinnellian: Steve Sieck

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Grinnellians may think of Professor Stephen Sieck, Biological Chemistry, as just another Noyce professor, but college kids are not the only ones on his mind. He keeps busy thinking about his own three kids as well as every other student enrolled in Grinnell Public Schools. Sieck was recently appointed to the…

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DSM Fashion Week showcases Iowa talent

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Elevated style will be coming to Des Moines on Sept. 21 in the form of the first ever Des Moines (DSM) Fashion Week, a three-day event featuring designers from the Midwest and even New York and Los Angeles. Although Grinnellians may recognize the name DSM Fashion Week from The Onion’s headlines,…

Latino Heritage Festival brings pride and greater learning

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month this September, the Des Moines Latino Heritage Festival will be held this weekend from Saturday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 25 at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. The Festival, which started in 2001, is celebrating its fifteenth year by moving to the new location….

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Third parties candidates: an alternative option or a wasted vote

By Graham Dodd doddhenr@grinnell.edu Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are potentially the most disliked presidential candidates in American history. While many voters feel forced to pick one of the two, others are searching for alternatives. Professor Barbara Trish, Political Science, says this has created a rare opportunity for third parties and independents, which are typically…

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Senator seats prove tough to fill

By Philip Keily keilyphi@grinnell.edu The Student Government Association (SGA) held senator elections last week and announced the College’s 18 new senators on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Senators are elected every semester and hold an important position on campus, with duties ranging from budget approval to communication with administration. However, it can be difficult to get students…

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SGA cabinet outlines upcoming actions

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu This year’s Student Government Association (SGA) cabinet, headed by President Anita DeWitt ’17, is placing its emphasis on the support of all students. With the National College Health Assessment results reporting that around 30 percent of Grinnellians feel lonely, the cabinet will be finding ways to express to students the importance…

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SHACS tackles mental health on campus, brings in new counselors

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu Grinnell College’s Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) hosted a suicide prevention training course for a group of 30 students, professors and faculty members this past Tuesday, Sept. 13. Beth Gallegos, Mental Health Therapist and Assistant Director of SHACS, led the workshop. At the end of the session, attendees were provided…

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Cultural Films Committee to film “Viva”

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu The Cultural Films Committee invites students, faculty and community members alike to participate in an evening of cinema this coming Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in JRC 101. The two-part event, which marks the committee’s first event of the semester, will feature a full-length screening of the critically-acclaimed Cuban film…

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River Tiber and Romo. fill Gardner with unique sound

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu On Tuesday night, Grinnellians took a break from their homework and made their way to Gardner Lounge to watch a mesmerizing performance from Toronto’s River Tiber. Romo., the electronic music project of Jesse Romo ’16 , started off the night by playing some of his original beats. His music combines elements…