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Day in the life: Hannah Boggess ’18

8:00 a.m.—Wake up to “Let’s Get Lost” by Carly Rae Jepsen — always studying for Pub Quiz [fempire]. 8:40 a.m.—Get a call about NSO; arrive to the JRC sweaty and flustered. Consider drinking a Coke, but decide it’s too early for so much corn syrup. 8:45 a.m.—Change my mind and get the Coke anyways. Thx…

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There and back again: Grinnellians’ journeys

By Megan Tcheng This past week, Grinnellians across the globe left their hometowns behind and headed straight for the familiar fields of Iowa. As students bid farewell to their families, their friends and their freedom, many boarded planes and ventured tens of thousands of miles above sea level to reach their final destination. A select…

Don’t get stung at the wasp’s nest

Steve Yang Welcome to the Wasp’s Nest, home of Editor-in-Chief Kelly Pyzik ’16. Located at 1205 Broad Street, the Wasp’s Nest is beautifully decorated, relatively elevated and carefully protected by the multitude of aggressive wasps that swarm around the covered staircase attached to the house.  Yet, within its cozy interior, Pyzik has made this space…

From styrofoam cup to Men’s Fashion Forum

Sam Curry Before:  I dressed up in my Wednesday’s worst outfit of colorful clothes in my apartment to prepare for my makeover at “Wonderland.” The door was unlocked, as it always is, since it literally does not lock. My wardrobe: a party top evocative of a Styrofoam cup (I call it Jessitop), in which I…

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Life in the Prairie: Rude Haus

Steve Yang, Features Editor yangstev17@grinnell.edu “Do you want to see our snake?” is probably the first question a student will hear upon visiting 1018 East St., a polite contrast from the house’s self-given nickname: Rude Haus. The five fourth-year residents: Rachel Keen, Marissa Yetter, Ebony Chuukwu, Colleen Moser and Hannah Lieberman, all ’16, have all lived…

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Deqa Aden ’18 fundraises for Somaliland drought relief

Steve Yang, Features Editor yangstev17@grinnell.edu In the Republic of Somaliland, an autonomous region located in the northwest of Somalia, an ongoing famine caused primarily by severe drought has led to starvation and malnutrition among the country’s rural residents. In light of this situation, Deqa Aden ’18 started the Somaliland Relief Fund, a GoFundMe-based initiative dedicated…

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Humans of Grinnell College showcases connections

Lily Bohlke, Copy Editor bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Through his well-known Facebook page “Humans of New York,” Brandon Stanton shares a combination of intimate photos and stories of the strangers he meets on the streets of New York and around the world. Inspired by the success and fame of the original, Grinnell College’s Student & Alumni Connections Committee has…

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Golden Dick enjoys golden end

Sam Curry, currysam@grinnell.edu Grinnell students will still have a variety of dating sites to help them find love and companionship, but the recent retirement of Golden Dick, the Tinder of late-night omelet and breakfast food delivery, will leave them searching for a tasty snack to share with these newly made friends. The closing of Golden…

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Midnight Magic from the Middle Kingdom

Megan Tcheng, tchengme@grinnell.edu Nestled next to the Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice and positioned directly across the street from the ARH, 1227 Park Street is home to the nine residents of Chinese House — and their resident feline friend, Possum the cat. Gracia Lee, Amy Zhou (both ’16), Yaoyang Chen, Jisheng Zhang, Ying Zhang…