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Clean up of oil spill begins in Northern Iowa

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu A diesel pipeline near Mason City in Northern Iowa spilled 46,830 gallons of diesel fuel on Jan. 25, according to company estimates. Magellan Midstream Partners, the owner and operator of the pipeline, originally estimated 138,600 gallons had spilled in order to ensure an effective response, but has since downgraded their estimate…

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Fashion show with a hearty cause

By Mineta Suzuki suzukimi17@grinnell.edu On Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park, a nonprofit nursing facility, showed off their Iowa fashion flare at the “Go Red for Women Fashion Show.” Eight women will model in the show, proving that the rules of fashion are simple: wear red. “[We host the event]…

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Olivia Caro explores binaries in “rastros de dos cajas”

Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Olivia Caro’s Smith Gallery show “rastros de dos cajas (traces of two boxes)” applauds the basic human instinct that even the best mothers can’t condition away: to play with our food. The exhibit is a visual installation, which opened last week, featuring four looped videos projected onto the walls of the gallery…

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New media room opens in Burling basement

Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu After years of hard work and logistical planning, Grinnell’s Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative opened a new media room in the basement of Burling Library, adjacent to the room which houses the College’s DVD, CD and microform collections. The project was spearheaded by Digital Liberal Arts Specialist Mike Connor, who won an Innovation…

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Grinnell Artists: Elliott Maya ’18

Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu When Elliott Maya ‘18 slid into the plastic-lined seat across from me, the hustle and bustle of the Spencer Grille lunch rush instantly blurred into the background. Sporting a purple lipstick-tinted grin and the kind of effortless look that everyone hopes to achieve (but, quite frankly, could never possibly imitate), Elliott did…

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Grinnell Republicans form new campus organization

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu In a time of dramatic political events on the national level, two first-year students are shaking up campus politics by reviving Grinnell’s Republican club. Russell Abernathy ‘20 and Pete Zelles ‘20 hope their chapter of campus Republicans will increase political diversity and provide a platform for like-minded students. In high school,…

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Math department welcomes Lecturer Pye Phyo Aung

By Ridhika Agrawal agrawalr@grinnell.edu This year, the Grinnell College Mathematics department welcomed a new lecturer, Pye Phyo Aung. He is teaching Calculus I and Calculus II this semester. Aung received his undergraduate degree at Concordia College in Moorhead and his master’s in Applied Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. He went on to finish his PhD…