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Don’t get stung at the wasp’s nest

Steve Yang Welcome to the Wasp’s Nest, home of Editor-in-Chief Kelly Pyzik ’16. Located at 1205 Broad Street, the Wasp’s Nest is beautifully decorated, relatively elevated and carefully protected by the multitude of aggressive wasps that swarm around the covered staircase attached to the house.  Yet, within its cozy interior, Pyzik has made this space…

GoldLink perfromed in Harris last Friday night, May 6, to an enthusiastic crowd. Photo by Alberto Vazquez
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GoldLink takes over Harris

Luke Jarzyna jarzynal@grinnell.edu Last Friday night, D.C. rapper GoldLink provided a packed audience at the Harris Center with a night of eclectic hip-hop music. Although he’s a notoriously reclusive individual offstage, GoldLink delivered a glowing set. His rapid-fire delivery took the audience through a broad sampling of styles and moods, many of them featuring a…

Hannah Kelley’s “Help Eve Spank Adam’s Ass as They Walk Out of Eden.” Her work at Grin City during her residency this summer will be in the same style. Photo contributed
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Four Grinnellians Awarded Grin City summer residency

Mira Braneck, Copy Editor braneckm@grinnell.edu Four Grinnellians have been awarded residencies for this summer at the Grin City Collective. The four residents, Nadiri Saunders ’17, Hazel Batrezchavez ’17, Hannah Kelley ’16 and Ella Williams ’19 will each spend three weeks making art at the collective. Molly Rideout ’10, the co-director of Grin City, sees the…

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Lauren Roush mixes it up with many mediums

Across a number of different media, Lauren Roush ’16 has created art that is beautiful, strange and everything wonderfully in between. This semester she has focused on portraits created with found fabrics and embroidering, and begun experimenting with monotypes — a form of printmaking typically done by transferring paintings or drawings from a smooth, non-absorbent…

Taylor Watts ’16 unveils her project, “A Choreographic exploration of le commerce triangulaire.ß” Photo by Alberto Vazquez
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French department hosts francophone week

EVA LILIENFELD, News Editor lilienfe17@grinnell.edu After one speaker turned into two and then more, Professor Gwenola Caradec, French, and Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer Kristina Kosnick organized a whole week celebrating the Francophone World from May 1 through May 6. Caradec and Kosnick, with the financial support of the Center for Humanities, the Rosenfield Program, Translation…

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Students to host “funeral for self-gov?”

KELI VITAIOLI vitaioli@grinnell.edu While ‘Self-Gov is dead’ has been proclaimed by many students and faculty at Grinnell College this year, Clark Student Advisor, Dylan Ambrosoli ’18 is the first to arrange its funeral. Ambrosoli will host ‘The Funeral for Self-Gov?’ with sparkling apple cider and formal wear this Friday at 7:15 p.m. in JRC 101….

Diana Jue (left) and Jackie Stenson (right), the co-founders of Essmart, together at a local street market. Photo contributed.
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Diana Ju, Jackie Stenson, Luna Ranjit ’00 awarded Grinnell social justice prize

Lily Böhlke, Copy Editor bohlkeli@grinnell.edu The recipients of the 2016 Grinnell Prize have been announced: Luna Ranjit ’00, co-founder and Executive Director of Adhikaar, and Diana Jue and Jackie Stenson, co-founders of Essmart. Each winner receives $100,000 — $50,000 goes to the winner and $50,000 to the organization. The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice…