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Day in the Life: Amul Gyawali ’15

7:00 a.m.—Struggle with waking up, until my roommate’s British speaking alarm does the trick. 7:30 a.m.—Shower, get ready and then attempt my version of Eggs to Order. I’m getting closer to the real deal. 8:00 a.m.—Walk over to St. Paul’s, where my history class meets for a “walking tour” of the area. Grumble at the…

Mapping the Summer

By Lisa Oyolu oyolulis17@grinnell.edu A Mentored Advanced Project, or MAP, is a Grinnell program that allows students to work alongside Grinnell faculty on research projects and combines three key areas: new knowledge, student learning and faculty development. The goal is for students to build off of the knowledge they have acquired during their time at…

Twat-team’s ebullient ethos

By Matthew Huck huckmatt17@grinnell.edu “We all love each other,” said Kate Whitman ’14 affectionately. It seems almost an understatement of the friendship that envelopes the three members of 1132 Main St. Apartment 1. Eva Dawson ’14, Logan Shearer ’14 and Whitman are as close as the pages of the books scattered about the living room….

When [reischej] was in college…

As part of a monthly column, Remy Ferber ’14 reaches out to admins about their college experiences and more. This week she interviewed Jim Reische, Vice President for Communications, who attended University of Michigan for his undergraduate and Harvard University for his graduate degree. What was the biggest issue on your campus? Divestment from South…

Films reel in all majors

By Jamie Schafroth  schafrot17@grinnell.edu Although Grinnell does not have a film study major or concentration, students have managed to create a vibrant film community here, in many ways comparable to other well-established film study programs throughout the nation. “I see [film studies] as a discipline as valuable as economics, art, sociology or politics. It’s just…

Beasts Infect East Street

  By Matthew Huck  huckmatt17@grinnell.edu Walking up East Street, one may easily mistake 1005 for a house contracted by the architect of Candy Land. The brightly painted walls are just a preview to the life, vitality and friendship of the group inside. The name, Beast Infection, is a combination of the alternative women’s cross country…

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Day in the Life: Victor Golden ’13

6:45 a.m.—Wake up, search for Gatorade or water to cure hangover. 6:48 a.m.—Fall back asleep. 7:10 a.m.—Use bathroom, fall back asleep. 7:45 a.m.—Third attempt to wake up. Regret poor decisions made last night, fall back asleep. 8:20 a.m.—Wake up, seriously this time. Start seminar paper due at 10 a.m. 8:23 a.m.—Log on to ESPN TENNIS,…

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Horsing around with the Equestrian Club

By Kelsey Roebuck  roebuckk@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s very own Equestrian Club has returned this year with the help of Julia Clymer ’13 and Brianne Evans ’13. Under Clymer’s leadership, the club has developed a close relationship with Triple V Training, the Van Dyke family farm located within walking distance of the college. “I contacted them and just…

Students survey snakes and goats graze grass

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu This upcoming summer there will be four fortunate students given the opportunity to complete conservation research work at Grinnell’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) and in town for the promotion of natural prairie plantings. The four students—Isaac Chadri ’15, Rachel Fritts ’14, Eddie Guen-Murray ’15 and Carissa Shoemaker ’14—will work with…