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Grinnell Orchestra performs in prison

This Wednesday evening, the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra performed three classical pieces at the Newton Correctional Facility in front of a crowded audience of prisoners. The orchestra was conducted by Eric McIntyre, Music, who is involved with Grinnell’s Liberal Arts in Prison program, which brings Grinnell students and professors into the prison to teach courses to…

Fairgrounds shirtless and shambly

Of all the off-campus houses, 1220 6th Ave. is certainly the easiest to recognize. There is a “Fairgrounds” street sign planted directly in front of the house that is hard to miss. It’s a fitting moniker: as the regular home of the swimming and diving and water polo teams and all their social events, the…

Day in the Life: Sophiyaa Nayar ’17

7:10 a.m. — Alarm rings. Snooze. 7:20 a.m. — Snoozzzzee. The bed tells me I can’t leave just yet. 7:30 a.m. — SNOOZE. The bed still needs me. 7:47 a.m. — Sandy Barnard (’17) looks over and says “Sophiyaa, isn’t it almost time for class?” 7:52 a.m. — OHMYGOD NO. Spend the next eight minutes…

All you need is love [your body week]

This week, students might feel a little extra affection towards their body as The Feminist Action Coalition (FAC) has put together Grinnell’s annual Love Your Body Week (LYBW). FAC collaborates with other student groups on campus to deliver a week chock-full of events to encourage student positivity surrounding their bodies and sexual expression. Kicking off…

Day in the Life: Thomas Neil ’14

6:45 a.m. — Alarm goes off. My grandpa and mom are up before 6 a.m. My hustle is weak, but I’ll get there. 7:15 a.m. — Pull out phone, listen three times to “Type of Way” and actually get up. 7:30 a.m. — Shower. 7:45 a.m. — Breakfast: eggs and grapefruit juice. 7:52 a.m. —…

Language alumni return to campus

Bonjour! Hola! Privet! Students had a chance to connect with language major alumni during the weekend of Nov. 1-3 at Grinnell’s Languages for Life Reunion. Events included an alumni roundtable session where students had the chance to ask questions about language majors, a foreign film night, a progressive party touring the various language houses and…

SOL spends time in the sol

By Lisa Oyolu oyolulis17@grinnell.edu The Student Organization of Latinos and Latinas, more commonly known as SOL, took a retreat on Saturday, Oct. 5 to Merrill Park, just north of campus. Although they didn’t travel far, the 15 members and officers in attendance were able to come together as a group. “The retreat’s purpose was mostly…

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When [bagnolij] was in college…

As part of a monthly column, Remy Ferber ’14 reaches out to members of the administration to write about their college experiences and more. This week features Joe Bagnoli, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, who graduate from Berea College in 1988 with a major in business and a minor…

Day in the Life: Hannah Bernard ’15

12:30 p.m.—Wake up, probably next to [wakshlag]. 12:50 p.m.—Eat some lunch consisting of a combination of meat, cheese and bread. 1:11 p.m.—Leave for class. 1:15 p.m.— While walking to the train, three guys tell me I’m beautiful, two say I have pretty hair and one tells me his kid needs a mama. 1:18 p.m.—Struggle to…