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SEG hosts pie fundraiser, spreads awareness

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu If you enjoy eating pie, baking pie or providing microloans to fellow members of the Grinnell community, the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG) hope that you will find time to attend their pie fundraiser “Slices for SEG” at Saints Rest this Sunday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. SEG hopes the pie fundraiser…

Des Moines school district approves sanctuary schools

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu When President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 detailing a more aggressive stance on illegal immigration than his predecessor, both his supporters and critics realized that the President intended to follow through on his campaign promises. This realization motivated the board of directors for the Des Moines Public…

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Grinnell adapts to CIFP closing

By Mira Braneck braneckm@grinnell.edu Ever since the closing of Central Iowa Family Planning (CIFP), a Title X funded family planning clinic that provided feminist and LGBTQIA friendly health care, the Grinnell community has been lacking an important health resource. However, the medical community of Grinnell and the surrounding areas, in partnership with the College, is…

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Grinnell Area Arts Council launches new art collective

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu Photo by Garrett Wang For over a year, the offices of 927 Broad Street have stood vacant — its large windows revealing only blank walls and bare floors. Now, however, the mural work of local children hangs over these same windows, foreshadowing a change in the space. This past week, the…

Bucket Course takes on the fourth ammendment

By Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu “How many of you think that the government intrudes too much on our personal privacy now?” asked Senior District Court Judge Stephen Carroll to a full house at Drake Community Library on Wednesday morning. Many hands rose in response. “How many think that the government is doing a good job as…

Newsflash: Iowa politics update

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu   Republicans control both houses of the Iowa State Legislature and the Governorship for the first time in over two decades, and they have wasted no time in introducing legislation to enact conservative policies statewide. In January alone, the legislature saw a flurry of bill introductions including a law that would…

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Artist reimagines scenes from her wedding

By Ridhika Agrawal agrawalr@grinnell.edu Photo by Takahiro Omura A series of new paintings by Sara Peak Convery decorates the wall behind the espresso machine at Saints Rest. Convery attended Grinnell High School back in the early 80s, but she truly became inspired in the subject matter of art while in New Zealand as an exchange…

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True Grinnellian: Sharon Van Dyke

Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu Contributed photo Sharon Van Dyke, a lifelong Grinnellian, represents the title in its truest form. Van Dyke’s experiences provide both a contrast to the Grinnell we now inhabit, while still working to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the city as much as she has throughout her life. As the sole employee…

Legislative coffee allows Grinnell to question legislators

By Keli Vitaioli  vitaioli@grinnell.edu Saturday morning, Feb. 4, the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Grinnell was filled with approximately 200 Grinnell community and college members attending a Legislative Coffee with Iowa legislators, state Sen. Tim Kapucian and state Rep. Dave Maxwell. This event was the first of three opportunities sponsored by the League of…

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Clean up of oil spill begins in Northern Iowa

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu A diesel pipeline near Mason City in Northern Iowa spilled 46,830 gallons of diesel fuel on Jan. 25, according to company estimates. Magellan Midstream Partners, the owner and operator of the pipeline, originally estimated 138,600 gallons had spilled in order to ensure an effective response, but has since downgraded their estimate…