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Experimental College: from personal finance to songwriting

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu There’s only one place at Grinnell College where one can take classes about how to brew beer, freestyle, write songs or be wealthy: the Experimental College, commonly referred to as ExCo. Students and community members can sign up for five-week courses taught by Grinnell students about anything they think is interesting….

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Messy college students in a messy college house

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Many Grinnell partygoers are likely familiar with the interior of 1014 High Street. However, for the house’s residents, Yufei Wang, Christine Rains, Josephine Sloyan, Clara Trippe and Olivia Schouboe, all ’18, familiarity has become an understatement. “It was funny moving in because I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve been to parties…

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Grinnell alum gives back through short course

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu Wilson Scholar Sanjay Khanna ’85 is currently teaching a short course on entrepreneurship called “Real Life Entrepreneurship.” The three-week class will end on Nov. 9. The class aims to teach students how to be entrepreneurs in the real world. In an email to The S&B, Khanna wrote that he wants to…

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Day in the life of a student abroad in France: Danica Bojovic

7:15—First alarm goes off. Continue to sleep. 7:30—Second alarm goes off. Take my phone and scroll through Instagram and all the messages that happened after 11 p.m. last night, when I was officially asleep. 8:00—Enough of social media poisoning. Thinking about coffee makes me get out of the bed. 8:05—Make coffee, feeling satisfied. 8:10—Search for…

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A serious conversation about Tourism

Fall break concluded a week ago, and many of us took off our Grinnell student hats in order to don a different hat — the cap of a tourist. Curious about digging underneath the fun surface of tourism to see what political implications lie below, The S&B’s Caryn McKechnie sat down with Professor Kesho Scott,…

CLS develops Career Communities, programs for humanities students

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Center for Careers, Life and Services provides Grinnell College students with countless resources to help prepare for careers and give assistance with the application process for graduate school, externships and internships with alumni. In recent years, the number of domestic students taking the humanities has decreased. The CLS is working…

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World Community Day service to be held Friday

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu   A service for World Community Day will take place on Friday, Nov. 3 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, which is located at 1224 East St. The theme of the service is “Making a Difference in a Bewildering World,” and will address concerns about feeling powerless in a world without peace. …

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True Grinnellian: Janet Carl

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu Not many people can say that they’ve had five different careers and loved them all. However, Janet Carl, the current director of the Grinnell College writing lab, certainly can. Carl came to Grinnell College in 1977 as an associate dean of students. After three years, she left her job at the…

New pastor joins Immanuel Lutheran Church

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu The Rev. Dr. Joel Koepp has been settling into his new job as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church here in Grinnell, a job he began in late August. A Minnesota native, Koepp arrived in Grinnell after serving seven years as pastor in Wood Lake, Minn. Being a pastor was something Koepp…