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The great off-campus baking show

  Many of the Grinnellians who live off campus no longer patronize the Dining Hall. These individuals have forgone the meal plan in favor of finding sustenance elsewhere. So what exactly do these people eat? The S&B’s Carter Howe checked it out. He talked with Irene Gilbert, Erhaan Ahmad, and Abdiel Lopez. The S&B: What’s…

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Laughter House 5: A Place of Love and Mystery

By Jessica Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu The historic home at 1018 East Street has many names. To seasoned Grinnellians, it is the Garden House. To partygoers, it is the Basement House. But to Bea Herce-Hagiwara, Helen Lant, Irene Gilbert, Maddi Danks and Rachel Buckner, all ’18, it is Laughter House 5. These women live at 1018, a…

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Food House: Get the Good Grub with a Great Group

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Crossing the street from behind Cleveland Hall, I found Food House, located on East Street in front of the student garden, its porch full of residents, eager to greet their dinner guests. One of Grinnell’s three Project Houses, and home to twelve students, the house is an intentional community committed to…

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Day in the life abroad in Ghana: Noah Segal ’19

2:30 a.m.—”First Awakening” Wake up and check phone, engage in 15 minute conversation with someone back home (Midwest is 5 hours behind). Maybe pee? 2:45 a.m.—Back to sleep because this habit is unhealthy. 7:15 a.m.—”Second Awakening” Wake up, hit snooze, sleep again. 7:24 a.m.—”Third (and final) Awakening” Wake up, throw on clothes. 7:25 a.m.—Take antimalarial….

Meet the new professors on the block

By Saiham Sharif and Quan Minh Tran sharifsa@grinnell.edu & tranminh2@grinnell.edu Each year, Grinnell welcomes not only new students, but also new professors. This week, Saiham Sharif and Quan Minh Tran took the chance to ask the new professors on campus about their path to Grinnell, their experience here so far and their plans for this…

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Day in the life: Kevin Nguyen

6:45 a.m. — Another Monday. First alarm goes off. Accursed 8 a.m. classes, forcing me to wake up with the sun. 7:00 a.m. — Scroll through today’s menu on G-Licious. I hope there will be greek yogurt for breakfast. 7:15 a.m. -— Excitedly shuffle to the greek yogurt station. Realize it’s actually vanilla yogurt day….

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Coming soon: your Career Community

By Sam Rueter ruetersa@grinnell.edu The fall 2017 semester marks the launch of “Career Communities,” a new initiative from the Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) at Grinnell. The program, spearheaded by Mark Peltz, dean of the Center for Careers, Life and Services, aims to connect students with alumni and professionals in their chosen field…

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New club RATS aims to provide support for survivors

By Molly Nelson  nelsonmo@grinnell.edu Narz Diane ’20 lies across a large, pancake-shaped beanbag in the Stonewall Resource Center. We are surrounded by vivid colors and pillows adorned with gender and sexuality puns. Secluded, but surrounded by warm ambience. The Rape And Trauma Support group, or RATS, is a new group on campus. As of now,…

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Hop on the off-campus tour

By Caryn McKechnie mckechni@grinnell.edu It’s back to school and many fourth years are settling into their new off campus houses. With the hope of helping on campus folks orient to the off campus scene, The S&B’s Caryn McKechnie talked with some spokespeople from various homes. Here’s what she learned. Our house is “The Sanctuary.” We…

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NSO Week Eclipsed

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 swept across the continental United States last Monday, Aug. 21, and Grinnell’s position mere hours away from the path of totality meant that many Grinnellians witnessed the eclipse firsthand. From campus the eclipse could be viewed at an impressive 95 percent totality during peak time…