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Grinnellians partake in direct action on Inauguration Day

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu Along with ushering Donald Trump into his presidency, Inauguration Day saw a large number of protesters take to the streets to reject the rhetoric and policies of the new president. Trump has gained both support and opposition from the American people with the extremity of his views. Many people are unhappy…

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Comprehensive fee raised 3.91 percent for next year

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu On Jan. 12, Grinnell College announced a 3.91 percent increase in the comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, fees, room and board, bringing the total cost to 63,114 dollars for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The increase came nine months after Warren Buffett, a former trustee of the College, strongly criticized that…

Staff Editorial: The Women’s March

Last week’s Women’s Marches exceeded expectations. Despite exclusive origins, millions of women gathered across the country and began a nationwide conversation about the necessity of intersectionality. Organizers had only expected approximately 200,000 people to attend the march in D.C. Instead, over 500,000 showed up, an amount so staggering that attendees found it hard to even…

We don’t need bubble ambassadors, we need politics

On December 23, 2016, the Washington Post’s Grade Point blog published an article penned by our very own President Raynard Kington entitled, “College president: Schools can’t be blue islands in red states,” essentially a proposition for how academics should cope with and consider the nearby conservative presence in the Trump years. Unfortunately, there is a…

No Program? That’s a Problem!

Updated on January 29, 2017 at 2:27 PM Over winter break, sixteen students traveled to Los Angeles to explore the entertainment industry through the Center for Careers, Life and Services (CLS). Most of us who signed up for this experience are passionate about film and media, with a desire to contribute to this influential medium…

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Basketball heads into final half of season

By Mira Braneck braneckm@grinnell.edu Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team started the 2016-2017 season strong, going 4-0 in conference and 6-0 at home. Winter break brought a streak of away games, in which the team won only one of their five games. However, after a big at-home win against Ripon College on Jan. 21, the…

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Motivation when it’s snowing: Grinnellians hit the Bear

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu As school swung back into session this past Monday, after what could have been a never ending winter break, the gym at the Bear Athletic and Recreation Center saw a tide of returning students looking to reap the benefits of a healthy 2017. While some student-athletes returned early to their competitive…

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Iowa Senator proposes pro-machine gun legislation

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu While the events of the first week of Donald Trump’s presidency have the attention of most Grinnell students honed in on Washington, this past November’s elections are having a dramatic impact on public policy at the local level as well. With Republicans now controlling all levels of Iowa government, Republican state…

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Operation Sunshine and Crossing the Line open in Faulconer

Andrea Baumgartel baumgart@grinnell.edu This Friday, two new art exhibitions will officially open in Faulconer Gallery: “Operation Sunshine” by Joan Linder ’92, as well as a selection entitled “Crossing the Line,” of over 50 recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection. While one is the work of a single artist and the other is a compilation…