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Runners Feel the Cold

Three track and field athletes suffered frostbite and mild hypothermia during outdoor practice last week, as sub-zero temperatures and biting winds created a dangerous situation even for runners used to the cold. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Adam Dalton ’16 and Fintan Mason ’17 were running outside, as is standard for track practice, but before they…

Laci Green Speaks About YouTube, Sex and Fame

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Susanne Bushman ’16 interviewed Laci Green about her experience as a social media celebrity and sex positivity speaker. Green has a YouTube channel called Sex+ with over 725,000 subscribers, where she regularly posts videos describing healthy sex and relationship practices and correcting myths about sexuality.   When and how did issues…

Constitutional Amendment Passed

A campus-wide vote on Monday, Jan. 27 successfully passed a new constitutional amendment, which revised Article III, Section 1.B., Subsection 5.a. of the SGA Constitution regarding the election date for executive elections. The newest revision reads: “The first round of elections for President, Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Vice President of Student Affairs…

Bow Confiscated

Approximately a week before the beginning of spring semester, Campus Safety & Security officers confiscated a bow belonging to Will Ewing ’15, which was discovered during a routine room check conducted over winter break. The bow violated the rules expressly stated under the Weapons, Firearms and Explosives section of the Student Handbook, which bans any…

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Heated Twitter Exchange Follows Sex+ Talk

Sex positivity speaker Laci Green’s visit to campus, sponsored by SHIC, OPEN and GWSS SEPC, on Tuesday, Jan. 28 was overshadowed by a series of tweets that Green posted online claiming she had been harassed by Grinnell students following her talk. Green gave a talk on Tuesday entitled “Relationsh!t,” where she spoke about healthy relationships,…

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New RLCs come to campus

In an unusual midyear change of staff, Grinnell has hired two new RLCs to replace Dan Hirsch and Latoya Johnson, who are departing. Thomas Arce will take over Hirsch’s duties as the bEAST RLC and Ashley Phipps will replace Johnson in Smounker. Director of Residence Life & Orientation Andrea Conner is sad to see Hirsch…

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MLK Day speech focuses on great migration

On Monday, Jan. 20, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson came to Grinnell to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and discuss her 2010 book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.” Wilkerson is a journalist at the New York Times and the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize,…

Mobile Directory App now operational

The Grinnell College application development team, known as AppDev, has just released a project that brings Grinnell College directory access to smartphones through an iPhone app called simply “DB.” Colin Tremblay ’14 and Daniel Torres ’15 developed the iOS version of the app, while an Android version of the app is currently under development by…