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Day in the Life: Steven Duong

8:17 a.m. – My first alarm goes off. Kanye West’s “I’m in It” plays. I once loved this song. April is the cruelest month. 8:35 a.m. – Alarm #2: “I’m in It,” again, but worse. 9:01 a.m.  – I’m woke! Compulsively tussle my hair and cuff my jeans upwards of three times—gotta impress/intimidate the prospies…

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True Grinnellian: Katie In

By Riley Murphy murphyri@grinnell.edu Katie In’s ’13 first role in the Grinnell community was as a sociology student at the College with an interest in art and music. Now she works at the Grinnell Area Arts Council in education and operations management, teaching children and keeping books for a hub of art and community in…

20-week abortion ban passes Iowa Senate

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Iowa Senate recently passed Senate File 471, which bans women from receiving abortions after a pregnancy reaches 20 weeks. This bill does not include exemptions even in cases of rape, incest or if the baby will not survive after birth, but does allow abortions in certain circumstances where it has…

13 annual Trans Iowa Bike Race to be held this weekend

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu This Saturday intrepid cyclists will depart from Grinnell at four in the morning for the thirteenth year of the more than 300-mile long, two-day bike race known as Trans Iowa. This race is no casual competition as fewer than one hundred cyclists are allowed to participate every year on a route…

Life During Wartime: Trump’s Trouble in Alt-Right Paradise?

By Max Fenton fentonma@grinnell.edu On the campaign trail, President Trump made the controversial and racist slogan of “America First” the center of his foreign policy, and it worked. Trump tapped into a feeling of war-weariness and mistrust of dreaded “globalism,” a vision that appealed to alt-right feelings of racist nationalism for decades. The “America First”…

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March for Science this Saturday in Des Moines

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu Activists from across the state of Iowa will congregate in Des Moines this Saturday, April 22, to participate in the Iowa March for Science. The independently organized march, as one of over 500 protests of its kind, will be held to rally support for science and its vital role in America’s…

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Panel discusses future of healthcare in Iowa

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Practicing physicians and healthcare policy experts held a panel on the shortcomings and future of Iowa’s health care system Wed. night at Saints Rest. Among other things, the discussion centered around the improvements to health care gained from the ACA, the challenges of rising costs that persist, how to expand mental…

New Democratic Party Chair Derek Eadon

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu In Jan. of this year, the Iowa Democratic Party elected their new chair, Derek Eadon. The recent elect stresses accessibility and inclusiveness as his focus for 2018. “We have thousands of Iowans who feel like they need to act, and they don’t feel like the Democratic Party is an outlet for…

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True Grinnellian: Stacey Cannon

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu When asked to name the three most important things in her life, Stacey Cannon of the CRSSJ fired off “God, family and health.  That sounds about right.” An Iowa native, Cannon grew up in Keokuk — the southernmost town in the state, and about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Grinnell on a…