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DSM Fashion Week showcases Iowa talent

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Elevated style will be coming to Des Moines on Sept. 21 in the form of the first ever Des Moines (DSM) Fashion Week, a three-day event featuring designers from the Midwest and even New York and Los Angeles. Although Grinnellians may recognize the name DSM Fashion Week from The Onion’s headlines,…

Latino Heritage Festival brings pride and greater learning

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month this September, the Des Moines Latino Heritage Festival will be held this weekend from Saturday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 25 at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. The Festival, which started in 2001, is celebrating its fifteenth year by moving to the new location….

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Grinnell DMV outpost to close

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu While Grinnell has not had a permanent Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) center for years, the satellite location in the Community Center, opened once a week for issuing drivers licenses, has served an essential service to the community. With Grinnell LLC’s purchase of the Community Center, the building will be renovated…

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EatChewAlive, a unique ode to Iowa

By Merlin Matthews matthews17@grinnell.edu An exhibition of the works of John Schlue titled “EatChewAlive” opened at the Grinnell Arts Center last Thursday, Sept. 8. “EatChewAlive” features nine paintings with oil paint and acrylic felt on canvas. Schlue’s work came to the Grinnell Arts Center through Stephen Beck ’14, who grew up with Schlue in Belle…

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Wind energy to increase in Poweshiek

By Regina Logan loganreg@grinnell.edu   The Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing  on Monday, Sept. 19 to discuss selling three to five acres of land to MidAmerican Energy. MidAmerican Energy serves around two-thirds of Iowa and nearly 1.5 million people across Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska. The company has committed…

Eco-Performance class prepares to present at CERA

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu   Professor Lesley Delmenico, Theatre, talked to The S&B over email to discuss her short course Eco-Performance, co-taught with two professors from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Professors Baz Kershaw and Susan Haedicke introduced students to the concept of “Prairie Meanders,” a project that combines local and global…