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Day in the Life: Jake Reed ’17

8:00 a.m. — Feed the Beast. 8:30 a.m. — Say ‘hi’ to Rich, our FM. 8:45 a.m. — Say ‘hi’ to Connie at the info desk. 9:00-11:00 a.m. — Work D-Hall shift and listen to the Randy Rock playlist in the dish room. 11:00 a.m. — Class. 12:00 p.m. — Lunch. 12:30 p.m. — Look…

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The Hotel Lobby ignites the night

For the residents of 1018 East Street, their home is an after-party to regular life at Grinnell. Dylan Fisher, Peter Grein, Hutch Freeland, Charlotte Hechler, Samantha Schwartz, Linnea Van Pilsum-Bloom (all ’14) and Becca Rea-Holloway ’15 refer to their house as ‘The Hotel Lobby,’ per the lyrics of the classic folk standard “Ignition (Remix)” by…

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Students break in Grinnell

By Lisa Oyolu oyolulis17@grinnell.edu Although most Grinnellians were able to make it home during winter break, some students stayed on campus for a variety of reasons. Many of the students who remained on campus did so due to sports commitments, high cost of traveling home or having work on campus or in town. For Yimin…

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Room for you on DORMSdb

Room draw just got a little bit easier, thanks to Alex Mitchell ’17. Mitchell recently released his website “DORMSdb” at www.dormsdb.alexthemitchell.com. DORMSdb is a database of all on-campus dorms, allowing students to search for specific rooms by selecting preferences and also reading reviews of the dorms, written by other students. Mitchell conceived the idea as…

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SOL members discover Guatemala

When Kiyan Ng ’14 heard about the Student Organization of Latina/os (SOL) trip to Guatemala, she expected 10 days of volunteering and service work. Instead, she said, she got the opportunity to experience Guatemala, not as a tourist, but as a student. Between Monday, Jan. 6 and Thursday, Jan. 16, Ng and eight other SOL…

Stugotz III still gots it

Last December, the S&B published an article about substandard off-campus living conditions with 1005 High Street pictured as the token house. Today, broken furniture adorns the front porch, a large hole looks down upon the first-floor kitchen and a colony of bats permanently inhabits the basement. However, this year’s members of 1005 have insured that…

Early grads graduate early

For most students, the last weeks of the fall semester are a time to get work done and see the people they’ll miss in the next month of break. But for some, it is a time to say goodbye to their life as a Grinnell student. Connor Schake ’14, Chen Liang ’14 and Sam Mulopulos…

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Day in the Life: Professor Sarah Purcell

Director, Rosenfield Program Professor of History 5:42 a.m. — Alarm goes off. This is too early for Lady Gaga. 6:00 a.m. — Get up, shower, cook breakfast, walk Bruno the Chihuahua. 7:00 a.m. — Wrap a few Christmas presents while my dear husband, Hugh, shovels the driveway. 7:20 a.m. — Leave Oakland Acres for Mears…