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Grinnell puts down new roots

Hundreds of new trees will be planted in the city of Grinnell this year thanks to three grants. Most of the trees will find their new homes in rights of way, between the curb and housing on streets throughout Grinnell. In total, close to 500 young trees should be planted in the coming year in…

“The Arsonists” sparks intriguing questions

The Grinnell Community Theatre production of “The Arsonists” ran this weekend, featuring members of the Grinnell community and college. The story follows ordinary people who are accidentally overcome by arsonists in their city. “The Arsonists” follows a couple conflicted about hospitality in a time of danger. The protagonist Gottlieb Biedermann, and his wife Babette, are…

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True Grinnellian: Sandy Moffett

As an active member of both the College and town communities in Grinnell, Professor Emeritus Sandy Moffett, Theatre and Dance, has truly come to know and appreciate what makes Grinnell unique. After moving to Iowa from North Carolina in 1971, Moffett immediately began to realize how much his experience in the community would mean to…

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Fighting food insecurity in Grinnell

One in six Iowans are food insecure. According to Northeast Iowa Food Bank, it is estimated that over 2,300 individuals are food insecure in Poweshiek County. In light of the holiday season, many community members will remember to donate to the local food pantry, generously donating a meal to a household in need. But Grinnellians…

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Double Majors Diversify, Expand Knowledge

When prospies learn about Grinnell, they hear about its open curriculum, the opportunity to take diverse classes and even double major in seemingly unrelated topics. While not all Grinnell students take advantage of the diversity of courses offered, Rachel Knak ’17, a mathematics and religious studies double major, Tim McCall ’15, a chemistry and art…