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Artist Walter Thompson brings soundpainting to campus

Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu Over the past few weeks, Grinnell students from a broad range of disciplines have developed their fluency in Soundpainting, a system of gestures devised by visiting artist Walter Thompson. Thompson drew on his experience as a composer to create a system of signs that would allow him to direct more improvisational pieces….

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The Skins, Elysia Crampton and Rabit to grace Gardner this weekend

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts is bringing us another music-packed weekend with the last two shows before spring break. On Friday, Brooklyn-based band The Skins will share their eclectic sound. On Saturday, Elysia Crampton and Rabit will switch things up with their experimental, electronic music. Both shows are at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge. Last…

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Across the world to East Street

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Dhruv Bakshi ’17, who hails from Jakarta, Indonesia, came over 9,700 miles to get to Grinnell. Sam Burt ’17 traveled two blocks. Of everyone with publicly listed home addresses on the campus database, Burt came the shortest distance to what Google Maps defines as the center of campus and Bakshi came…

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Day in the Life: Aaron Weerasinghe

??:?? a.m. – Have you ever had a dream that you, um, you had, you, your, you could, you’ll do, you, you wants, you could, you, you’ll do could you, you want him, you want him to do you so much you could do anything? 9:45 a.m. – It’s time to face the day: equip…

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AAA plans heritage events

By Siyuan Du dusiyuan@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s Asian American Association (AAA) is planning the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month at the end of the semester. AAA Cabinet members Esther Hwang ’19, Jin Chang ’19 and Ruth Wu ’17 are excited to host a series of events on campus to discuss intersectional identities and raise awareness…

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Corner of Broad & 8th: poophouse

By Tanvi Jindal jindalta@grinnell.edu A cozy house on the corner of Broad Street and 8th Street is home to Robin Crotteau, Oonagh Jordan, Caleigh Ryan, Marie Kolarik and Julia Broeker, all ‘17. They have known each other since their first year at Grinnell and decided to live together off campus for their last year together…

The R(ead)sling List: Neil Gaiman

By Emma Soberano soberano17@grinnell.edu Neil Gaiman is known for writing modern magical realism, and this week’s novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, is no exception. Though the narrator is a middle-aged man returning home for a funeral, much of the book centers on a brief and incredible experience in his childhood. The…

The New Brumaire: Shining Hegemony

By Jenkin Benson ’17 bensonje17@grinnell.edu When left-leaning people reflect upon the isolationism of the United States in the years prior to the Holocaust, disbelief and disappointment are common reactions. How could the American government callously refuse to take in Jewish refugees at the onset of a genocidal World War? These same types must similarly be…

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Men’s Tennis almost aces first weekend, is optimistic going forward

By Steve Yang yangstev@grinnell.edu After three tough losses in Janesville, Wisc. over the past weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Tournament, the men’s tennis team is reorganizing, resting and getting ready for another tough match against Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, Feb. 25. Although they suffered close and disheartening defeats in their first two matches…