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Union plans to represent all student workers

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu On the lawn of Nollen House on Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) announced their plan to unionize all student workers on campus. Until now, UGSDW has only included student dining workers. “We want to advocate for the rights of everyone on campus. We want to…

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Fairgrounds: A Thoroughly Loved and Lived Home

By Jessica Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu “It’s become home,” Maria Venneri ’18 said right off the bat. Home to the running joke that it will only be cleaned if burned to the ground, Fairgrounds is a place with a lot of heart. ‘Heart’ is a euphemism for the character of the house — it’s dirty, but it’s…

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The Graduate(s): snapshots of post-grad life

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu After spending four fruitful years in the Jewel of the Prairie, Grinnell graduates find themselves in various parts of the world, putting the education that they received at the College to good use. Dhruv Mather Gupta ’17 is in Delhi, India, working as a research assistant for the Brookings Institute. He…

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Your Senators Speak

By Saiham Sharif and Carter Howe sharifsa@grinnell.edu & howethom@grinnelll.edu SGA Senators were recently elected. They ran campaigns, and some of us voted. So who are our senators, and what are they about? The S&B’s Saiham Sharif and Carter Howe investigated. They talked to senators Henry Bolster, Warren Schweitzer and Jonathan Rebelsky. All photos by Mahira…

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Visiting professor teaches culture through film

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell This semester, the Grinnell College Russian department is running a course on the history of Russian film. The course is being co-taught by Department Chair Professor Todd Armstrong and Visiting Professor Galina Aksenova. Aksenova is a Russian film historian, theater critic and teacher. This is not her first time at Grinnell,…

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Behind the scenes in the scene shop

By Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell Director of the scene shop Erik Sanning ’89 got his start with an Introduction to Design class. “When I was a student here, I took Introduction to Stage Craft, now Design. The staff and faculty of the scene shop needed help and were willing to pay us. At the end of…

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MikeQ and Chynna to bang at Gardner

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell This Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. is the time to let your body move to the music and vogue. In Gardner Lounge, ballroom producer MikeQ and rapper Chynna Rogers will perform a show that can be deemed unique even by Grinnell Concerts standards. If you’ve ever seen the 1990 documentary…

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“Shelf Life” opens at Smith Gallery

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell This week Smith Gallery is presenting “Shelf Life,” an exhibit by Charlotte Richardson-Deppe and Anne Rogers, both ’19. The gallery has been transformed into a grocery store-like space with handmade shelves and hooks that display 282 plastic objects, all wrapped up in handmade paper. The plastic objects range from prescriptions bottles…

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Grinnell Artists: Madeleine Brand-LaBarge ’18

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu “How much is this gonna hurt?” asked Manan Pradhan ’20 before Madeleine Brand-LaBarge ’18 began tattooing the words “Gimme Shelter” on his arm, his first tattoo. “People wouldn’t do it if it was unbearable. But you will go numb at a certain point,” Brand-LaBarge said. “You’ll feel the pain, and as…

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Baker and Tarpaga dance project perform and participate on campus

By Caryn McKechnie mchechni@grinnell.edu The lights dimmed, prompting the audience’s muttering and shuffling to cease. Among the audience, I awaited the start of “Declassified Memory Fragment,” suspended in the silence and the darkness. Three panels at the back of the Flanagan Theater were then illuminated, showing the silhouette of a man on his knees with…