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Cribs: The Tri-Delt Femmepire

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Many Pub Quiz-goers may know Anna Schierenbeck, Clare Nash and Hannah Boggess, all ’18, as members of “The Femmepire Strikes Back.” They infamously hold a two-year reigning champion title. They will be back running Pub Quiz the first Wednesday after fall break in Bob’s. In the meantime, they can be found…

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The new CRSSJ building debuts

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu This past year, the Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice (CRSSJ) was moved to a new location. The CRSSJ used to be housed on Park Street, but now it is located at 913 8th Ave. The new location of the CRSSJ is a result of construction for a new admissions…

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State Park Adventure: Rock Creek

  By Arunima Fatehpuria fatehpur@grinnell.edu Call it freshman adrenaline, but when I was first offered the opportunity to visit Rock Creek, I jumped at it. Having spent the last few weeks huddled indoors, frantically trying to navigate my way through the mountains of homework, an afternoon spent boating was a welcome change. So, Caryn McKenchie…

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Shedding light on the Darkroom

By Kate Smith katsmith2@grinnell.edu In the age of texting and tweeting, the ability to capture a moment has become so simple. In those five or so seconds it takes for you to take a photo, maybe longer if there is a caption involved, your camera has made many small adjustments, focus, shutter speed, flash, contrast,…

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Fairgrounds: A Thoroughly Loved and Lived Home

By Jessica Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu “It’s become home,” Maria Venneri ’18 said right off the bat. Home to the running joke that it will only be cleaned if burned to the ground, Fairgrounds is a place with a lot of heart. ‘Heart’ is a euphemism for the character of the house — it’s dirty, but it’s…

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The Graduate(s): snapshots of post-grad life

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu After spending four fruitful years in the Jewel of the Prairie, Grinnell graduates find themselves in various parts of the world, putting the education that they received at the College to good use. Dhruv Mather Gupta ’17 is in Delhi, India, working as a research assistant for the Brookings Institute. He…

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Your Senators Speak

By Saiham Sharif and Carter Howe sharifsa@grinnell.edu & howethom@grinnelll.edu SGA Senators were recently elected. They ran campaigns, and some of us voted. So who are our senators, and what are they about? The S&B’s Saiham Sharif and Carter Howe investigated. They talked to senators Henry Bolster, Warren Schweitzer and Jonathan Rebelsky. All photos by Mahira…

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Day in the life abroad in Morocco: Claire Eide ’19

5:24 a.m.—Wake up to the Fajr, check Facebook, calculate how much more sleep I can get. Not a lot. Go back to bed. 7:45 a.m.—Get dressed and inhale the chocolate croissant Baba Mohammed set out for me. Throw back some chai and a lot of coffee. 8:02 a.m.—Eye the breakfast baguette. Resist the urge to…

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Passionate about education? You’re invited to Ed Pros

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu Students with an interest in education careers attended the first of many meetings of the Education Professions Career Community, commonly known as Ed Pros, this Monday. Those in attendance heard from Dan Covino, the new director of Ed Pros, on the general program for the year and upcoming events, and Covino…

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Chemistry SEPC: stronger than covalent bonds

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Believe it or not, the bond of the Chemistry Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) is stronger than a covalent bond. The members of this year’s SEPC are Katie Parrish ’18, Alitza Shutt ’18, Micheal Kolanowski ’19, Aidan Call ’19 and Vivian Cheslack ’19. These students work to provide input for hiring…