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Students flock to 10/10 Harm Reduction Workshop

By Vera Kahn kahnvera@grinnell.edu This Saturday marks the second iteration of Fall Fest, the Department of Student Affairs’ response to 10/10,  a student tradition up until last year. Due to a variety of factors, including excessive drinking and Title IX complaints, the dorm-lounge-based party was shut down. However, the school can’t stop off-campus parties from…

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Canfield to leave mayor’s office after 18 years

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu Mayor Gordon Canfield’s office resides in the newly renovated Spaulding Building. His window looks out to downtown Grinnell, and the flags of Iowa and the United States sit next to each other against the back wall. His desk and walls are lined with gifts from grateful citizens, plaques of appreciation and…

Letter to the editor: The case for divestment

The Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, established by the Board of Trustees of Grinnell College,  has completed another round of open dialogue with the community. This marks a critical moment for establishing clarity about what student organizers mean when we talk about divestment. While I am not a member of Grinnell College Student…

IoWhat is Going on in Politics? On hurricanes and home

  The idea of home is one of the most important forces in politics. At almost every candidate event, you will hear a politician state how many generations their family has lived in Iowa. They’ll talk about their home on a family farm. But “home” is not just an abstract rhetorical device for candidates to…

Staff Editorial: Gun Violence after Vegas

Following the deadliest mass shooting in American history, The S&B has both a journalistic and moral obligation to confront the pervasiveness of gun violence in our society. The massacre at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is of a sort that remains all too common in the United States. In any other mature democracy, the death…

Letter to the editor: Whatever happened to activism?

Grinnell has a deep history of activism. From the history of the town’s founding to the New Deal to the Vietnam War, our community has been generally on the right side of history and has taken an active stance on issues of political and social justice, responsibility and activism. So, with that in mind, I…

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Athletes reflect on the rigors of offseason training

  By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Universally recognized as athletic practice time, the 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. block holds special importance on campus. Faculty and teaching assistants usually hold mentor sessions and other important academic events in the evening to enable student athletes, who comprise one-third of the total student body, to attend. However, student athletes…