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Students Speak: Winter Break Review

Over the five weeks of winter break, Grinnellians celebrated, worked and relaxed at home and around the world. The S&B’s Keli Vitaioli asked students in and around the Grill to share their stories from winter break. All photos by Garrett Wang.

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Operation Sunshine and Crossing the Line open in Faulconer

Andrea Baumgartel baumgart@grinnell.edu This Friday, two new art exhibitions will officially open in Faulconer Gallery: “Operation Sunshine” by Joan Linder ’92, as well as a selection entitled “Crossing the Line,” of over 50 recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection. While one is the work of a single artist and the other is a compilation…

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers to perform on campus

Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Camille A. Brown, who is bringing her dance company to Grinnell this weekend, thinks about dance as more than an art form. “Dance is a language and social dance is an expression that emerges from a community,” said Brown in a TED talk on the history of social dance. “A social dance…

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ANACHA Art Collective fosters art as activism on campus

Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu In the current political climate, art offers a powerful and productive form of resistance. It can also create a space for open discussion and a strong community of support. Hanky Song ’17 uses these principles to motivate her new artist collective, ANACHA. The ANACHA Collective is named in memory of two feminist…

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Dance Ensemble’s Borro(we)d emphasizes community

Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Themes of community, love, friendship, trust and intimacy will all be explored this weekend through the Theater and Dance Department’s Dance Ensemble performance of Borro(we)d. Artistic Director Waewdao Sirisook led this semester’s Dance Ensemble. At the beginning of the semester, the ensemble sat down to discuss themes that they would like to…

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Student directed One Act Play Festival opens tonight

Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu After months of studying direction, planning auditions, selecting plays and holding rehearsals, this semester’s directing class will showcase their work at the One Act Play Festival this Friday and Saturday. The festival will include five works directed by Luis Rojas ’18, Ben Charette ’17, Lauren Fenton ’17, John Kim ’18 and Ayo…

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What did Grinnellians do over the last short break?

Despite being the shortest break of the school year, Thanksgiving break allowed Grinnell students to have a variety of experiences — both on and off campus. Some went home to spend time with their families, others went to friend’s houses perhaps a bit closer than their own hometowns and some relaxed in their dorm rooms…

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Blast from the Past: Judith Darrh

By Steve Yang  yangstev17@grinnell.edu It is not every day at Grinnell that one has the opportunity to learn about a past Grinnell College, a time before the JRC or the Bear had been built and when the school still had horse stables on campus. Students can read about older eras in yellowed issues of the…

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Folk-pop in Herrick tonight with PHOX

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu It’s time for another highly anticipated concert — PHOX is playing at Herrick Chapel tonight at 9 p.m. Opening for PHOX is Grinnell’s Seth Hanson ’17 who performs under the moniker Seth Hanson and the Additional Six. Since starting this project in 2012, Hanson has put out 11 releases. On his most…

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Shovember promises good music, good food, good vibes

Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Tomorrow night Freesound will host the long awaited Gardner music festival of the semester, Showvember, in collaboration with local foods, Bob’s Underground Café, Tiny Dorm, and Concerts Committee. Over the course of five hours, attendees can expect to see 19 acts, composed of roughly 50 student musicians, with three rounds of food…