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Cornstock invades Grinnell

To most people, Woodstock was a hippie music festival that featured a lot of drugs and dancing in mud. More than half a million people were in attendance and Jimi Hendrix was the closing act. Chloe Pachovas ’14 wanted to organize something similar at Grinnell, but on a smaller scale and more focused on social…

LOTR and Harry Potter on Main

Upon entering 1203 Main Street, the first thing one may notice is the smell of delicious food wafting from the downstairs kitchen. This is the home of skilled cook Ann Marie Dalton, feminists Claire Fleckenstein and Clara Montague, Boone’s Farm enthusiast S&B Photo Editor Avery Rowlison and eligible bachelor S&B  News Editor Peter Sullivan (all…

Gandhi lives on in Missouri

This past weekend, the Religious Studies and English interdisciplinary class, “Gandhi and Resistance,” taught by Tim Dobe, Religious Studies, and Shuchi Kapila, English, took an overnight trip to the Possibility Alliance farm in Missouri. The Possibility Alliance is an organization that offers free education to interested groups on permaculture, sustainable agriculture, animal care and other…

Gandalf and Clinton open Gates

Seen on the covers of newsletters, brochures and even our PioneerOne cards, Gates Tower has become a classic representation of Grinnell College. But the tower is as functional as it is visually appealing. Every year, it is also the home to five lucky individuals, and this year, the Tower houses Alex Bolinger, Erik Dixon-Anderson, Eric…

Grinnell Solar Decathlon rays the roof

A new green movement has been started on campus. Ben Mothershead ’16 has started a team at Grinnell to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s biannual Solar Decathlon. The project was started in 2002 through the Department of Energy (DOE) and has been held in Washington, D.C. The competition gives collegiate teams the chance…

Seniors return to the Womb

When walking down East Street, it is impossible to miss the colorful house that is 1005/1007, better known as The Womb. Although the house was initially nicknamed “Psycho House” by other students because of its all-female group of seven, the women managed to disprove the descriptor immediately; the Womb is the only title that accurately…

Day in the Life: Jesse Ney ’13

7:45 a.m.— Alarm goes off. Must be time to go ham… I can already tell it’s Wednesday. 7:50 a.m.— Brewin’ up that hotness. 7:51 a.m.— Say a quick prayer… Please God, don’t let this coffee wake the slumbering Megan. 7:52 a.m.— Oh God, it’s her. I pour her some coffee and hand her a slinky….

The SRC brings the pride

From talks by an ex-MLB umpire to slide shows with the title BDSM 101, the Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) coordinated a varied set of events to celebrate its annual Pride Week. The SRC attempted to highlight the diversity of voices and opinions within queer activism with many events, speakers and workshops. “This year, what’s been…

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On loving yourself

Laura Evans ’13, Chelsie Salvatera ’14 and Kamila Berkalieva ’13 listen actively on Thursday night at “On Loving Yourself: Where Do We Go from Here?,” the concluding event of On Loving Yourself Week. On Loving Yourself Week, which lasted from Monday to Thursday, was organized by Evans, Christian Snow ’13, Clare Mao ’14, Joy Sales…

Grinnellians spring to action

While many of us were indulging in endless Netflix marathons and appreciating the simple beauty of home-cooked food, some Grinnellians were a bit more ambitious with their spring break plans. Several students took the opportunity to expand their horizons over the break. Meg Schmitt ’15 and Yishi Liang ’16 travelled to tropical locations to participate…