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Going Down to The Landing Strip

Next time you’re planning on coming into Des Moines, go ahead and fly straight into Grinnell instead: “The Landing Strip” is now open. 1018 East Street, affectionately known as “The Landing Strip” or “The Strip,” is home to five ladies—Fabiola Barral ’15, Quinnita Bellows ’15, Rosalie Curtin ’15, Audrey Smith ’15 and Yang West ’15….

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School’s Out, Summer’s In

The tests end, the bell rings, the dorms empty, someone blasts “School’s Out” at a deafening volume and everyone says their final goodbyes to each other before heading out for the summer. Well, almost everyone. And no, the ones that stay behind are not just staying to turn in that late paper; they’re here for…

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The Mothership lands on High Street

Students who have wandered onto High Street any given weekend night may have passed by 931 High Street. Affectionately known as “The Mothership,” the house is home to residents Emma Macdonald, Emily Groth and Sadhana Athreya (all ’14). The Mothership was not named by its residents, but by a mutual friend of the three who…

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They call me vaultbreaker

By Lisa Oyolu oyolulis17@grinnell.edu At 8 p.m. on April 29, visitors filed into the Burling basement to attend the second annual Break Open the Vault event which featured items from Burling’s Special Collections and Archive, including student publications from various points in Grinnell’s history, 100-year-old football gear, rare books and postcards from the early 20th…

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Old Kids from the Block (Party)

Block Party has remained one of Grinnell College’s largest yearly traditions since its inception 16 years ago. This year’s Block Party is coordinated by Chris Marsho ’14, with the assistance of Hayes Gardner ’15. They have the pressure of upholding the extraordinary standards of the end-of-the-year celebration as well as the pressure of making a…

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Day in the Life: Nadiri Saunders ’17

7:00 a.m.—Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy. 7:03 a.m.—After contemplating a possible hidden meaning of last night’s dream, stare at ceiling. 7:08 a.m.—Consider taking shower. 7:09 a.m.—Don’t. 7:10 a.m.—Consider pros and cons of going to breakfast. 7:11 a.m.—Don’t. 7:12 a.m.—Repeat last four steps. 7:16 a.m.—Smell myself and decide showering will be best….

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Day in the Life: Rabbi Rob Cabelli

6:30ish a.m. – Wake up to light coming in through skylight.  6:45 a.m. – Grab iPad, check out NYTimes – Sherpa disaster on Everest, ferry tragedy. Check out sports: Go Red Sox, comeback victory in the 9th against Chicago. 7:00 a.m. – At computer, work on Tuesday evening talk on Commons.  7:30 a.m. – Feed…

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The Nip Slips again on High

For many students, they can walk onto High Street on weekend nights and leave the worries of the world behind them. But for some students, this is the case every day. Aaltan Ahmad, Liberty Britton, Mackenzie Shanahan, Jeanette Miller and Arthur Richardson (all ’14) are the inhabitants of 1015 High Street. Throughout the year, the…