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Baseball splits two

Last weekend for the Grinnell baseball team was hit with an unexpected surprise. Early last Friday, the team received notice that the Sunday twin bill against Cornell College had been moved up two days, to later that evening. When referring back the games last weekend, Teague Towner ’17 seemed to find it complicated to answer…

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S&Bar Crawl

The S&B’s Community Editor, Susanne Bushman ’16, sampled beer and cocktails from bars and restaurants around town, asking the bartender for their recommendation. She had to trust their judgment. Solera I started my journey with a Sunday afternoon trip to Solera with Gabe Lehman ’16. I had intended to start on Monday but Solera, entirely…

Chief Diversity Officer Poonam Arora’s Correspondence with The S&B concerning Racist Yik Yaks

Editor’s Note: The S&B is releasing its full correspondence with Chief Diversity Officer Poonam Arora, who was quoted in an article about a series of racist Yik Yaks posted at Grinnell. (Link to the article: http://www.thesandb.com/news/racist-posts-on-yik-yak-spark-outcry.html) These statements were released with permission from Poonam Arora.   The S&B: When you first heard about the racist…

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Investigator Shows Human Trafficking is Local Issue

Concerned citizens gathered to discuss human trafficking in Iowa at an event sponsored by the Grinnell League of Women Voters on Wednesday evening in the Drake Community Library. Senior Criminal Investigator of the Iowa Department of Justice Michael Ferjak spoke to a crowd of 30 about the difficulties in raising awareness about human trafficking in…

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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…