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Grinnell Artists: Bea Herce-Hagiwara

Jessica Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu “Figuring out how to get from Point A to Point B, having a goal of a final product but not knowing how to make it physically appear in the world and the process of getting there is so rewarding.” For Bea Herce-Hagiwara ’18, the “process of getting there” is what shapes her…

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Day in the life abroad in Morocco: Claire Eide ’19

5:24 a.m.—Wake up to the Fajr, check Facebook, calculate how much more sleep I can get. Not a lot. Go back to bed. 7:45 a.m.—Get dressed and inhale the chocolate croissant Baba Mohammed set out for me. Throw back some chai and a lot of coffee. 8:02 a.m.—Eye the breakfast baguette. Resist the urge to…

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Passionate about education? You’re invited to Ed Pros

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu Students with an interest in education careers attended the first of many meetings of the Education Professions Career Community, commonly known as Ed Pros, this Monday. Those in attendance heard from Dan Covino, the new director of Ed Pros, on the general program for the year and upcoming events, and Covino…

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Chemistry SEPC: stronger than covalent bonds

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Believe it or not, the bond of the Chemistry Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) is stronger than a covalent bond. The members of this year’s SEPC are Katie Parrish ’18, Alitza Shutt ’18, Micheal Kolanowski ’19, Aidan Call ’19 and Vivian Cheslack ’19. These students work to provide input for hiring…

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Arts Council holds variety of classes

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu Art abounds on Broad Street this fall as the Grinnell Arts Center gears up for another year of arts classes that range from black box theatre to drop-in ceramics. The Grinnell Area Arts Council is a nonprofit arts organization that aims to enrich and develop the creative community of Grinnell. “Offering…

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Public sector employees to vote on union recertification

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Labor recertification votes for public-sector bargaining units began this Tuesday, with many more set to happen in October. These votes are part of the sweeping public sector collective bargaining law passed this past February. The voting will determine whether or not workers continue to be represented by their unions, and has…

Horoscope: The Signs as 2000s Memes

Aries: Honey Badger Taurus: Chuck Norris jokes Gemini: Shoes Cancer: Didn’t have an internet connection in 2007 Leo: IDK my BFF Jill Virgo: Thriller prison dance Libra: I like turtles Scorpio: What What (In the Butt)? Sagittarius: LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE! Capricorn: Lolcats Aquarius: Charlie bit my finger Pisces: Nyan Cat

Letter to the editor: Vote to prevent environmental destruction

Many Americans watched in horror as Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States in November, especially those concerned with his anti-environment rhetoric. During his first nine months in office, Trump has already begun dismantling the EPA, backed out of the Paris Accord and reemphasized the coal energy sector. Democrats and Republicans…

Film Perception: A Usually Unsuspected Plot Twist

When thinking of the greatest plot twists of all time, I can’t help but suggest “The Usual Suspects,” directed by Bryan Singer. This 1995 crime drama, featuring the one and only Kevin Spacey, revolves around his character Roger “Verbal” Kint retelling the tale of how he came to be associated with four other criminals. After…