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College administrators temporarily close Bob’s and Lyle’s

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Bob’s Underground Cafe and Lyle’s Pub, two formerly student-run businesses, will close operations for the 2017-2018 academic year. Bob’s Underground will be available for reservations and Gardner events. Lyle’s Pub, however, due to liability issues surrounding liquor licenses, will not be accessible to students at any time.    In past years,…

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Hop on the off-campus tour

By Caryn McKechnie mckechni@grinnell.edu It’s back to school and many fourth years are settling into their new off campus houses. With the hope of helping on campus folks orient to the off campus scene, The S&B’s Caryn McKechnie talked with some spokespeople from various homes. Here’s what she learned. Our house is “The Sanctuary.” We…

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NSO Week Eclipsed

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 swept across the continental United States last Monday, Aug. 21, and Grinnell’s position mere hours away from the path of totality meant that many Grinnellians witnessed the eclipse firsthand. From campus the eclipse could be viewed at an impressive 95 percent totality during peak time…

Summer updates from Des Moines

• Black Lives Matter in Des Moines responds to Charlottesville The Black Lives Matter (BLM) chapter in Des Moines hosted an event on Thursday, Aug. 27 in the wake of the Charlottesville protests and violence. According to The Des Moines Register, the event was meant to be a safe space for people of color to…

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Grin City starts grant program, seeks new director

By Mira Braneck braneckm@grinnell.edu The Grin City Collective has been going through major changes. After separating from the Grinnell Area Arts Council last year, the collective is now starting a micro grant program to fund local artists that want to create projects in their communities. In addition to this new program, former Executive Director Molly…

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Four Grinnell professors sign 2017 Iowa Climate Statement

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu The Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research at The University of Iowa released the 2017 Iowa Climate Statement, titled “It’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity!” in early August. The annual statement, started in 2011, is meant to explain in plain language new developments in climate science and the…

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This year in sports: Get to know some first-year fall athletes

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu On Wednesday, Aug. 23, first-year student-athletes gathered with each athletic team in Darby Gymnasium to learn about how life as both a student and an athlete works at Grinnell. They listened to speeches from Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members and Director of Athletics Andy Hamilton ’85. After finishing up the…

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Women’s soccer aims to best last year’s stellar season

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu After an incredible season last year, the current women’s soccer team is determined to keep the success alive and ready to get the ball rolling for the upcoming season. “[The team hopes to] win the conference title, host the conference tournament and win the conference tournament championship,” wrote Kirsten Koester, head…