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Tutorial 101: the process behind Grinnell’s universal course

By Lauren Miller millerla@grinnell.edu From “Are We Too Clean?” to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club,” there was something for everyone in this past semester’s tutorials. Tutorials are a staple of the Grinnell College experience, as every first year first semester student is required to choose from an array of special topics. Now that this year’s…

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Day in the Life (in Budapest): Addi Gould ’19

7:06 a.m.—Wake up and eat overnight oats. Contemplate why sinks are so small here. 8 a.m.—Step out of apartment building, walking carefully because on side streets people will often let their dog sh*t and not clean it up. 8:05 a.m.—Start 45-minute commute to class via tram. King Krule in my ears for the ride because…

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On the meme scene: Grinnell’s underground meme culture

By Lily Seibert seibertl@grinnell.edu   In the last several years, Grinnell has seen a growing community of social media parody accounts addressing various aspects of the College. This began in 2014, with a satirical version of College President Raynard Kington on Twitter. Numerous other accounts have cropped up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram since then,…

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Kapucian, Maxwell meet with constituents in legislative coffee

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Terese Grant of the League of Women Voters opened the first of three Legislative Coffees planned for this spring. She requested first and foremost that questions remain respectful. “I am so disheartened when I see what’s happening at the national level, how things have deteriorated so greatly,” she said. “I don’t…

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Strand theater features a broad mix of programming

By Wini Austin austinwi@grinnell.edu At the 2018 Academy Awards in March, critically-acclaimed movies such as “Lady Bird,” “The Post,” “Get Out,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “The Shape of Water” will compete for awards and acclaim. Yet at Grinnell’s Strand Theater, many of the year’s most talked-about films were absent from the lineup. Thought…

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Students clash with residents at democratic caucus

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu Editor’s Note: The previous version of this article stated that the country convention will take place in Grinnell, but it will actually take place in Malcolm, IA. Also, not all members of the Glasson group left after delegates were selected. Bitter temperatures and even five inches of snow were no deterrent…

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Computer Science Students Mentor Youth

By Sofia Mendez mendezso@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s After School Code Club is a weekly program in which students from the College teach programming to local middle and high school students. The program started in the fall of 2015 as an effort to expand upon school curricula, in addition to strengthening the cooperation between college and community. The…