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Dance Ensemble’s Borro(we)d emphasizes community

Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Themes of community, love, friendship, trust and intimacy will all be explored this weekend through the Theater and Dance Department’s Dance Ensemble performance of Borro(we)d. Artistic Director Waewdao Sirisook led this semester’s Dance Ensemble. At the beginning of the semester, the ensemble sat down to discuss themes that they would like to…

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Student directed One Act Play Festival opens tonight

Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu After months of studying direction, planning auditions, selecting plays and holding rehearsals, this semester’s directing class will showcase their work at the One Act Play Festival this Friday and Saturday. The festival will include five works directed by Luis Rojas ’18, Ben Charette ’17, Lauren Fenton ’17, John Kim ’18 and Ayo…

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What did Grinnellians do over the last short break?

Despite being the shortest break of the school year, Thanksgiving break allowed Grinnell students to have a variety of experiences — both on and off campus. Some went home to spend time with their families, others went to friend’s houses perhaps a bit closer than their own hometowns and some relaxed in their dorm rooms…

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Blast from the Past: Judith Darrh

By Steve Yang  yangstev17@grinnell.edu It is not every day at Grinnell that one has the opportunity to learn about a past Grinnell College, a time before the JRC or the Bear had been built and when the school still had horse stables on campus. Students can read about older eras in yellowed issues of the…

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Folk-pop in Herrick tonight with PHOX

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu It’s time for another highly anticipated concert — PHOX is playing at Herrick Chapel tonight at 9 p.m. Opening for PHOX is Grinnell’s Seth Hanson ’17 who performs under the moniker Seth Hanson and the Additional Six. Since starting this project in 2012, Hanson has put out 11 releases. On his most…

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Shovember promises good music, good food, good vibes

Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Tomorrow night Freesound will host the long awaited Gardner music festival of the semester, Showvember, in collaboration with local foods, Bob’s Underground Café, Tiny Dorm, and Concerts Committee. Over the course of five hours, attendees can expect to see 19 acts, composed of roughly 50 student musicians, with three rounds of food…

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“Constellations” explores alternate realities this weekend

Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu In Lesley Delmenico’s production of “Constellations,” parallel universes play out simultaneously onstage as a couple’s relationship unfolds through a series of disconnected scenes. The show opened on Thursday, and performance continue tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play follows a beekeeper, Jack, and a quantum physicist,…

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Drag Show Fall 201

This year’s Queer Cultures Week came to a close with Drag Show Fall 2016. Campus came together in a much needed celebration, and raised over $700 to be donated to support protests at Standing Rock. The S&B’s Emma Friedlander sat down with Queer People of Color (QPOC) leaders and Drag Superstars Gabi Matthews ’17 and Armando Perez ’17 to talk…

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Ugandan Music Ensemble a small but mighty group on campus

This semester, Professor Peter Hoesing, Music started Grinnell’s first Ugandan Music Ensemble. The group meets on Monday afternoons to study a variety of instruments and dance. The S&B’s Nora Coghlan sat down with Hoesing and group member Nyx Hauth ’19 to talk about the unique experience of playing in music ensembles at Grinnell. The S&B:…

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Writers@Grinnell: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

The S&B’s Graham Dodd sat down with Gabrielle Calvocoressi to talk about poetry, process, and personhood. The S&B: Can you introduce yourself with your name and PGPs?  Gabrielle Calvocoressi: I use she, I don’t know if that’s how I think of myself day to day, but right now that for public life I choose to use….