Arts

KDIC builds recording studio for student use

By Merlin Matthews matthewsr17@grinnell.edu This fall, KDIC is working to construct a recording studio in their offices. This project is an impressive and highly-anticipated undertaking. The studio, when complete, will be open for use by music groups on campus and will not be limited to those linked directly to KDIC. The original plan was to…

Norwegian Arms bring tundra feel to Iowa

By Steve Yang  yangstev17@grinnell.edu Basking in the glow of the warm fluorescent lights of a packed Bob’s Underground Cafe this past Tuesday night, the Philadelphia indie folk band, Norwegian Arms, danced and bobbed through an exciting performance of mandolin-infused songs inspired by bands such as Fleet Foxes and Animal Collective. Chalked up as a success…

Chuukwu acts as royalty

By Eliana Schechter  schechte17@grinnell.edu This past summer, Ebony Chuukwu ’16 starred as the title character in a modern take on “The Duchess of Malfi” by John Webster. Jordan Friend, an undergraduate at Ithaca College, and Susannah Clark directed the play. Chuukwu and Friend were pals from high school and Friend reached out to her last…

Shoegaze, grunge rock meet up in Gardner

By Linnea Dolph  dolphlin17@grinnell.edu Spanning a range of popular genres, Gardner Lounge has energetic acts lined up all weekend, with indie rock bands Caveman on Saturday and Mikal Cronin on Sunday, with opening act Elusive Parallelograms. Caveman is coming off of their first headlining tour that included a stop at the ever hipster-chic SXSW to…

The Grinnellian celebrates campus musicians

By Sam Woolsey woolseys@grinnell.edu This Saturday, KDIC will be hosting The Grinnellian music festival. This is The Grinnellian’s second-annual day-long exhibition of campus bands, a cappella groups, poets and more. The festival will take place at the amphitheater in the center of campus from 12 to 7 p.m. In the event of rain, the festival…

New [concerts] chairwoman

By Christopher Squier  squierch@grinnell.edu Moira Donovan ’14 is ushering in next year’s concert lineup as the recently selected Concerts Committee Chair for the academic year 2013-2014. She brings with her all the experience she has stockpiled over the last few years and an enthusiasm to continue pushing along the trajectory to which Concerts has been…

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Big ears deserve big applause

By Christopher Squier  squierch@grinnell.edu Elephants invaded Grinnell last semester with the Dance Ensemble/Activate group, led by Celeste Miller, Dance. This semester takes another thunderous step forward as the elephants seem to have settled into their new watering hole. When the Elephant Comes Crashing Through the Roof is a further development on the themes of storytelling…

Art exco travels around campus

By Silvia Foster-Frau  fosterfr@grinnell.edu From a Victorian-style suitcase with tea and cookies to a mathematically-inspired suitcase representing the interaction between work and vectors, the wide variety of the art showcased by the Suitcase Art Experimental College (ExCo) truly emulated Grinnell’s liberal arts mission. The students of the ExCo displayed their final products in Faulconer Gallery…

J.B. Grinnell comes alive April 30

By Fabiola Barral  barralfb@grinnell.edu J.B Grinnell laid the groundwork for the progressive institution that the College is today, yet many students do not know the details of our founder’s missions and actions. This semester’s American Studies Seminar is seeking to dispel much of that ignorance. Kesho Scott, Sociology, and her American Studies seminar students have…