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Meet the New Pioneer Coaches

TENNIS In the past few weeks, the incoming first years have not been the only new arrivals on campus. Paige Madara has succeeded the long-serving Andy Hamilton, who has become the Director of Athletics of the College, as head tennis coach. Previously an assistant coach at Washington and Lee University, Madara described the transition to…

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Back to school with funky fall fashion

By Mira Berkson berksonm@grinnell.edu Bardan Sigdel ’19 aims to be confident and outspoken, and his clean-cut style mirrors that. He makes a button-down and slacks look as effortless as a t-shirt and sweatpants (which he only breaks out on the weekends).  “This morning, I’m feeling super chill, like, I see a lot of people stressed…

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Monica Vernon and Martin O’Malley Visit Grinnell

By Regina Logan loganreg@grinnell.edu Over 100 people filled JRC 101 on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 28 to hear from Monica Vernon, Democratic nominee for Congress in Iowa’s First Congressional District, and former Gov. Martin O’Malley. “We’re really excited to have them here to promote Democrats up and down the ballot,” said Austin Wadle ’18, co-chair…

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…

From styrofoam cup to Men’s Fashion Forum

Sam Curry Before:  I dressed up in my Wednesday’s worst outfit of colorful clothes in my apartment to prepare for my makeover at “Wonderland.” The door was unlocked, as it always is, since it literally does not lock. My wardrobe: a party top evocative of a Styrofoam cup (I call it Jessitop), in which I…

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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…

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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…