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Kuhn brings National Water Dance to CERA

LILY BÖHLKE, Copy Editor bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Over 100 institutions will create a “movement choir” this weekend, simultaneously performing at 3 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, April 16 to bring awareness to U.S. water issues. Ivy Kuhn ’16, as well with many other choreographers across the country, has created a site-specific performance to bring communities together. The…

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Lutz resigns amid differences with Arts Council

Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Christian Lutz, former Executive Director of Grinnell Arts Council, has resigned from his position over differences on the direction of the council. He held his title for approximately 18 months. “We believe that we need to reorganize with a different person to help lead the Arts Council,” said Jerry Brown, the current…

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Iowa Medicaid privatization draws confusion, concern

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu Grinnell Regional Medical Center is dealing with the consequences of a new insurance policy implemented by the State of Iowa. Under the direction of Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa formally privatized Medicaid effective April 1. Medicaid is a federal health care program that provides low-income individuals and families and persons with disabilities with…

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Warm Welcomes makes newcomers feel at home

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu Warm Welcomes, a small local business that offers gift bags to residents moving to towns in central Iowa, has recently expanded its operations to Grinnell. The company has offered gifts bags for newcomers to Grinnell full of gift certificates for free and reduced services from local businesses since January 2016, and, so…

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Kult talks safer water

Julia Schafer schaferj@grinnell.edu Grinnell College is known as the tiny liberal arts college in the middle of cornfields. It’s part of the charm of Grinnell; you might even say it grows on you. But underneath the expanses of agricultural productivity lies a very real problem for Iowa’s water bodies: subsurface drainage, otherwise known as tile…

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Artist Chelcea to discuss public art

Kelly Pyzik, Editor-in-Chief pyzikkel@grinnell.edu Brown’s Shoe Fit will soon be home to an original piece of experimental printmaking by Ames-based artist Tiberiu Chelcea. Chelcea will be in Grinnell this Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Caulkins Community Room of the Drake Community Library to talk about his collaboration with the Grin City Collective for this…

Shaking up Grinnell’s milkshake scene

Michael Cummings, Community Editor & Emma Friedlander, Arts Editor cummings@grinnell.edu & friedlan@grinnell.edu Maybe milkshakes were originally meant to keep us cool in the sweltering summer months, but with modern amenities like indoor heating and synthetic fleece underwear, these frozen treats are now a year-round option. Still, when Dari Barn closes down from October to March, Grinnell students…

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Choosing “The Choice”? think again

Susanne Bushman, Copy Editor bushmans@grinnell.edu Is any Nicholas Sparks movie complete without a tragedy? The newest adaptation of one of Sparks’ books, “The Choice,” reminds viewers of the impending doom of the heroine in the opening scene showing the male protagonist arriving at a hospital bearing flowers. Though really, this opening scene establishes that the…