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Chalutzim offers lox of food and friendships

For those unfamiliar with Chalutzim, it is the primary group on campus focused on the needs of Grinnell’s Jewish community. In the first month of school alone, Chalutzim has celebrated four major Jewish events: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. However, this past year there have been many changes that expanded Chalutzim’s role…

Trapped and Waxed

Athleticism and class are central characteristics the house at 1021 High Street.  Walls are dedicated to athletic banners, pennants and posters. A Grinnell College soccer jersey overlooks the spacious sitting room wall. The members, Jerry Brown, Omeed Kashef, Rebecca Moreland and Hannah Safter (all ’14) call their home the ‘Trapp Haus’. Brown, Kashef and Safter…

D-hall Mystery Causes a Stir

Scooby and the gang just couldn’t do it. Nancy Drew simply had to draw out. Sherlock Holmes merely gave up and went home. The case that proved too much for these great investigators and private detectives in history? The mystery of the Grinnell Dining Hall Stir Fry Station. The vacant food station stands unused. The…

Food House Cook it and Book it

Walking into Pine Tree House at 1128 East Street, a delicious aroma of garlic and onion sizzles away. Here nestles the charming, barely off-campus Food House, which is home to Nicole Albrecht, Alethea Cook, Sheva Greenwood, Taylor Wright, Lisa Stern, and Jill Wielgos (all ’16); Devon Gamble and Nick Hunter (both ’15); and Rachel Fritts,…

Day in the Life: Isabel Cooke ’16

7:07 a.m.—First alarm. 7:17 a.m.—Backup alarm. 8:43 a.m.—Experience self-loathing concerning my inability to get up. 8:44 a.m.—Get up. Shower. 9:18 a.m.—Have an inordinate amount of trouble trying to get dressed. Attempt to channel Phoebe [Mogharei ’16] for inspiration. 9:36 a.m.—Instagram my outfit because my social media presence has taken on a life of its own….

Dining Services Devours the Competition

This year, The Daily Meal food website conducted its second annual nationwide study examining the dining services of about 2,000 colleges and Grinnell College received high reviews from the organization, ranking 15 out of the 60 best colleges for food in the United States. The Daily Meal used five main criteria to come up with…

Food Recovery Network weighs waste

It’s been hard to miss them by the tray line, collecting leftover Dining Hall food from student plates. The members of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) are working on their “Tray Weigh” statistical study to see how much food is wasted per meal, per student, per week. The FRN was started at Grinnell by Dylan…

Mind the gap [year]

While making the transition from high school to college is difficult, college is much more forgiving than the harsh adult world. Imagine skipping that step and going from the comfort of home and familiarity of high school directly into the chaos of financial, work and real-world responsibilities. This is the experience of students who opt…

The Nip slips on Broad

  Gordon Ramsay once commented, gesticulating fiercely: “Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.” It is apparent that the members of 1126 Broad Street are embodiments of that quote. Olivia Finster, Hannah Fiske, Eleni Irrera, Kai Mayer, Stephanie Porter and Nicole Robertson (all ’14) have a rich history of friendship. The group…