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Yumi’s to relo(cake)

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Students in pursuit of a supremely sweet sugar rush have fewer blocks to walk these days. Yumi’s Bakery & Deli, purveyor of wonderfully delicious cupcakes and other baked goods, is moving to a new location on 930 West Street after several years spent in their Main Street location. “Our lease was…

Prison program gets fresh start

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu With the start of a new semester, so too resumes a program that represents Grinnell’s twin commitments to social justice and the local Iowa community: Liberal Arts in Prison. This multi-site program allows students in Iowa prisons and juvenile homes to receive an education similar to that of a Grinnell College…

Apprentices master new skills

By Lily Jamaludin jamaludi@grinnell.edu While Grinnell College students have always been involved in the town community, it wasn’t until recently that an official mechanism came into existence to help students connect with local organizations. Since its inception in 2010, the school’s Student Apprentices in Nonprofit Management program has facilitated the placement of students in apprentice…

Fire levels Broad Street home

By Meg Schmitt schmittm@grinnell.edu While campus was quiet over the break, several fires broke out in town over the last weekend. The first fire occurred early on the morning of Jan. 18 at 1127 Broad Street, the home of Cheri Bowers. “We got a call here at 7 a.m. that morning, and we called in…

Marketplace on Main Crosses Street

By Yousuf Hafuda  hafudayo@grinnell.edu Marketplace on Main, the local craft and gift shop, has recently changed locations, moving into a shared space with Cornerstone Quilts, where it aims to implement a new and promising business concept. The business, which had previously been jointly owned by a number of small local vendors who shared the 913…

Elvis Impersonator Graces Grinnell

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu Elvis may be dead, but Grinnell played host to the next best thing on Thursday night: a talented Elvis impersonator by the name of Joseph Hall. Hall, who is probably best known for his participation in NBC’s America’s Got Talent competition in 2008, stopped by the Grinnell Eagles Lodge for a…

Changes a-brewin’ at Saints Rest

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Coffee aficionados of Grinnell, rejoice! Saints Rest Coffeehouse, transitioned to new owners, retains its charm while adding a few perks. The coffeehouse, a local staple, recently came under new ownership after its previous owners, Jeff Phelps ’71 and his wife Patricia, decided to retire. Sam Cox, the new proprietor, is a…

FM deserves appreciation all year round

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu In honor of Facilities Management (FM) Appreciation Week, this week’s True Grinnellian column is dedicated to our hard-working FM employees. There was an FM Appreciation Breakfast in the JRC on Wednesday and posters were set up in the JRC for students to leave notes and thank the FM workers. Scot Wilson…