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UGSDW negotiates 2.7 percent pay raise

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu   After an extended labor dispute, the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) has signed on to a new contract that raises the hourly wage for dining services employees to $9.50 per hour. The negotiations have gone on for several months.    “The College initially thought that no raise was…

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Climate Council hears from both sides of the argument

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu   Last spring, the student group Divest Grinnell demanded that Grinnell College take further action to lower the institution’s climate impact. In response, the Grinnell administration has formed the Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, which recommends actions to the board of trustees. The task force is comprised of three…

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Get to know what intramural sports are offered this fall

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu As varsity sports come into full swing, students who admire sports from the stands often forget a fun way they can get involved in athletics: intramurals. This school year’s intramural sports offerings are a fun collection of games for people with any level of athletic skill. “For students who enjoys sports…

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Day in the life abroad in Morocco: Claire Eide ’19

5:24 a.m.—Wake up to the Fajr, check Facebook, calculate how much more sleep I can get. Not a lot. Go back to bed. 7:45 a.m.—Get dressed and inhale the chocolate croissant Baba Mohammed set out for me. Throw back some chai and a lot of coffee. 8:02 a.m.—Eye the breakfast baguette. Resist the urge to…