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Fall 2017 Biannual Drag Show

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu Queer People of Color (QPOC) held their biannual Drag Show last Saturday, Nov. 11, complete with gender subversion, talented performers and Pussycat Dolls songs. One of the most beloved Grinnell traditions, Drag Show features gender-subverting performances in front of students and staff, while raising money for charity. This year, proceeds will…

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New mayor voted into office

By Lily Hamilton hamiltol@grinnell.edu Dan Agnew was elected mayor of Grinnell in an uncontested election last Tuesday, Nov. 7. Agnew is a nearly lifelong resident of Grinnell and former president and CEO of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, a nationally-known insurance company and one of Grinnell’s largest employers. Agnew has big shoes to fill given that…

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Sculpture installed at Drake Library

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu On Friday, Nov. 10, Drake Community Library installed a new 11-foot-tall, rainbow-hued “Library” statue on Park St. to greet its visitors. “The sculpture conveys fun and it is also functional, as it informs visitors that this is your public library,” wrote Marilyn Kennett, Director of Drake Library, in an email to…

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Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir celebrates 45th anniversary

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu As a part of the Alumni Multicultural Reunion weekend, the Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir (YGB) celebrated their 45th anniversary with a concert in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Although some posters branded the event as YGB’s 50th anniversary, the concert was actually the group’s 45th anniversary. Founded in 1967, the group did…

Letter to the editor: Dissenting Voices speaks out

Last Thursday, Nov. 9, Dissenting Voices (DV) held a “mock memorial” in mourning of the recent revocation by the federal government regarding Title IX protections. Students, survivors, supporters and activists came together intersectionally to heal through artistic sign-making and conversation. This was followed by a walking chant from Bucksbaum to the Grinnell College sign in…

Sexplanations: Questions on Title IX and body parts

Sexplanations is an anonymous Q&A column to increase access to information regarding sex, sexual health, sexuality, relationships, and the promotion of sexual respect at Grinnell College. Questions are answered collaboratively by the Sexual Health Information Center (SHIC), the Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) and the Office of Wellness and Prevention. Submit questions at https://goo.gl/forms/buyQ1aZWhdcDspUx2 Are my…