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Spotlight: Vinny Curta

By Jonathan Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu On Jan. 25, the Pioneers played a tight game with Cornell College. It was one of those tense games where every point matters, and in this atmosphere Vinny Curta ‘19 managed to put up 40 of them. Cornell answered Curta at each opportunity, however, and as the clock worked its way…

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Grinnell Area Arts Council launches new art collective

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu Photo by Garrett Wang For over a year, the offices of 927 Broad Street have stood vacant — its large windows revealing only blank walls and bare floors. Now, however, the mural work of local children hangs over these same windows, foreshadowing a change in the space. This past week, the…

Bucket Course takes on the fourth ammendment

By Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu “How many of you think that the government intrudes too much on our personal privacy now?” asked Senior District Court Judge Stephen Carroll to a full house at Drake Community Library on Wednesday morning. Many hands rose in response. “How many think that the government is doing a good job as…

Newsflash: Iowa politics update

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu   Republicans control both houses of the Iowa State Legislature and the Governorship for the first time in over two decades, and they have wasted no time in introducing legislation to enact conservative policies statewide. In January alone, the legislature saw a flurry of bill introductions including a law that would…

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Artist reimagines scenes from her wedding

By Ridhika Agrawal agrawalr@grinnell.edu Photo by Takahiro Omura A series of new paintings by Sara Peak Convery decorates the wall behind the espresso machine at Saints Rest. Convery attended Grinnell High School back in the early 80s, but she truly became inspired in the subject matter of art while in New Zealand as an exchange…

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Grinnell Artists: Halley Freger

    Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu Halley Freger ’17 views the world through the lens of her camera. As a seasoned filmmaker, visual artist and consumer of any-and-all things cinematic, Freger creates art that speaks to her personal experience and the complex web of social, political and cultural relationships around her. Throughout all of her works…

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Antonio Saillant stresses sustainability in the film industry

Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Antonio Saillant, a sustainable performance consultant and strategist with a background in aerospace and environmental engineering, delivered a lecture entitled “An Intersection Between Film and Sustainability” on Tuesday evening in JRC 101. Saillant discussed his experiences and qualms about sustainability in Hollywood and on the small screen, and emphasized the steps that…

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Edouard Duval-Carrie on art and immigration

Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu Last Thursday, Feb. 9, Edouard Duval-Carrie offered a timely meditation on global migration and revolution as seen through the lens of his diverse body of work. The Haitian-born artist and curator’s work is currently on display in Faulconer gallery and speaks to his experiences living and working in Haiti, Paris and Miami….

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Professor speaks: trusted news sources

In a political climate that has people feeling like if they tear their gaze away from their phone for too long, they might miss the announcement of World War III, keeping up with the latest media can sometimes feel like a life or death situation. When it comes to biases, fake news or Facebook feeds…