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Film Perception: The Magic of Cinema and Dreams

If you’ve been on the hunt for a cinematic masterpiece that includes incredible acting, a heart-wrenchingly beautiful plot and visually astonishing cinematography, look no further. The 2011 award-winning film “Hugo” is not simply a movie to be watched, but also one to be experienced, and what an incredible experience it is. This historical drama is…

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Slaying the first ever Halloween Harris costume contest

This past Saturday, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the first-ever costume contest at Halloween Harris. The contest, one of SGA’s initiatives to bring students together, was a big success. The S&B’s Quan Minh Tran spoke with winners of the contest, Mary DaVega ’21, Pratik Karki ’20, Reed Winter ’21, James Msekela ’20, Ben Lim…

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Experimental College: from personal finance to songwriting

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu There’s only one place at Grinnell College where one can take classes about how to brew beer, freestyle, write songs or be wealthy: the Experimental College, commonly referred to as ExCo. Students and community members can sign up for five-week courses taught by Grinnell students about anything they think is interesting….

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Messy college students in a messy college house

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Many Grinnell partygoers are likely familiar with the interior of 1014 High Street. However, for the house’s residents, Yufei Wang, Christine Rains, Josephine Sloyan, Clara Trippe and Olivia Schouboe, all ’18, familiarity has become an understatement. “It was funny moving in because I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve been to parties…

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Grinnell alum gives back through short course

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu Wilson Scholar Sanjay Khanna ’85 is currently teaching a short course on entrepreneurship called “Real Life Entrepreneurship.” The three-week class will end on Nov. 9. The class aims to teach students how to be entrepreneurs in the real world. In an email to The S&B, Khanna wrote that he wants to…

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Day in the life of a student abroad in France: Danica Bojovic

7:15—First alarm goes off. Continue to sleep. 7:30—Second alarm goes off. Take my phone and scroll through Instagram and all the messages that happened after 11 p.m. last night, when I was officially asleep. 8:00—Enough of social media poisoning. Thinking about coffee makes me get out of the bed. 8:05—Make coffee, feeling satisfied. 8:10—Search for…

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A serious conversation about Tourism

Fall break concluded a week ago, and many of us took off our Grinnell student hats in order to don a different hat — the cap of a tourist. Curious about digging underneath the fun surface of tourism to see what political implications lie below, The S&B’s Caryn McKechnie sat down with Professor Kesho Scott,…

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World Community Day service to be held Friday

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu   A service for World Community Day will take place on Friday, Nov. 3 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, which is located at 1224 East St. The theme of the service is “Making a Difference in a Bewildering World,” and will address concerns about feeling powerless in a world without peace. …