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Dance fee lifted

By Kevin Hong Students who want to take dance lessons do not need to worry about money anymore. After several years, Grinnell College has removed the $300 fee on the Dance Technique lessons. Before the removal of the fee, many students who were interested in dancing took the dance ensemble for extracurricular credit, partly to…

Bob’s offers new snacks at new hours

By Tamara Grbusic & Nate Powell-Palm In an effort to attract a broader student body and perhaps even earn some profits, the staff at Bob’s is hard at work with ideas to innovate and update the campus hub, including novelties on the menu, extended hours and a variety special events. “Well the menu up there…

Caroteenies, taken too soon?

By Will Hurd Grinnellians too busy to go to the Dining Hall often stop by the Spencer Grill to grab an Outtake for lunch or dinner. However, this academic year, Grinnell Dining Services made an abrupt change to the selection offered in their to-go meals, dropping baby carrots, or “carroteenies,” much to the dismay of…

Learn to get down

When I walk into a club, I expect to be welcomed by the heart-thumping bassline of Steve Angello’s latest club banger or Skrillex’s pure filthy wobbles. Instead I am eternally disappointed every time I enter Harris as my ears are assaulted by Ke$ha’s pop single ‘Tik-Tok’ for the millionth time. However, Ke$ha is the least…

Skype expands classroom

By Kevin Hong As Skype becomes an increasingly popular mode of communication, some professors have started using it as a teaching tool to enhance students’ education experience. “Skype extends the possibilities that we have for moving beyond the classroom,” said Craig Upright, a visiting professor in Sociology. He used Skype this past semester to help…

Mock trial lays down the law at competition

By Kelsey Roebuck The Grinnell Mock Trial team couldn’t be more Grinnellian. Student run, consistent winners of the Civility Award, and appreciative of students experienced and inexperienced, the team is often the exception to the rule at their competitions. That, however, does not stop them from winning.The team swept the board at the St. Thomas…

Peer-to-peer Tutoring Progresses

By Lily Jamaludin Introduced to four select classes last semester, the Writing Fellows program at Grinnell College has been slowly expanding. The program aims to facilitate peer-to-peer mentoring regarding the writing process. Upper class students selected by a professor engage in an active process to coach students to improve their writing. The program originated from…