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Film Perception: Some much needed comedic blues

If you’re from Chicago, there is roughly a 100 percent chance you have seen one of the greatest classic comedy movies of all time. When you’ve got a full tank of gas, sunglasses, four fried chickens and a Coke, you can do just about anything. That’s right, “The Blues Brothers” has made the list. And…

As Told By Aminata: Tedros offers experience at the WHO

The election of a new director general for the World Health Organization (WHO) brings with it a set of expectations for a new era. This election is especially interesting because the chosen man is the first African to ever hold the position. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is both the former Ethiopian health minister and foreign…

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Campus tours show off the Jewel of the Prairie

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Each fall Grinnell College hosts two or three open houses for the Discover Grinnell Program. The program is geared toward high school seniors, and with each iteration of the event comes a more developed and enticing schedule to attract these students.    For the first time ever, there will be a…

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Students led International Day of Peace on campus

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu The Peace and Conflict Studies  (PACS) Committee marked the International Day of Peace yesterday with a screening of Misha Gelnarova ’18 and Matt McCarthy ’17’s short film “Nilob’s Story.” Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, the International Day of Peace calls for a 24-hour ceasefire in conflict and…

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State Park Adventure: Rock Creek

  By Arunima Fatehpuria fatehpur@grinnell.edu Call it freshman adrenaline, but when I was first offered the opportunity to visit Rock Creek, I jumped at it. Having spent the last few weeks huddled indoors, frantically trying to navigate my way through the mountains of homework, an afternoon spent boating was a welcome change. So, Caryn McKenchie…

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Shedding light on the Darkroom

By Kate Smith katsmith2@grinnell.edu In the age of texting and tweeting, the ability to capture a moment has become so simple. In those five or so seconds it takes for you to take a photo, maybe longer if there is a caption involved, your camera has made many small adjustments, focus, shutter speed, flash, contrast,…

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Fairgrounds: A Thoroughly Loved and Lived Home

By Jessica Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu “It’s become home,” Maria Venneri ’18 said right off the bat. Home to the running joke that it will only be cleaned if burned to the ground, Fairgrounds is a place with a lot of heart. ‘Heart’ is a euphemism for the character of the house — it’s dirty, but it’s…

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The Graduate(s): snapshots of post-grad life

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu After spending four fruitful years in the Jewel of the Prairie, Grinnell graduates find themselves in various parts of the world, putting the education that they received at the College to good use. Dhruv Mather Gupta ’17 is in Delhi, India, working as a research assistant for the Brookings Institute. He…

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Your Senators Speak

By Saiham Sharif and Carter Howe sharifsa@grinnell.edu & howethom@grinnelll.edu SGA Senators were recently elected. They ran campaigns, and some of us voted. So who are our senators, and what are they about? The S&B’s Saiham Sharif and Carter Howe investigated. They talked to senators Henry Bolster, Warren Schweitzer and Jonathan Rebelsky. All photos by Mahira…