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Muslim Prayer Group

Members of the Muslim Prayer group meet at the CRSSJ under Prayer leader Kamal Hammouda every Friday to offer prayer in congregation. Prayer begins with a small sermon in which Hammouda incorporates Islamic teachings while making them relevant to a young college audience. After the sermon, he leads the Arabic prayer which takes around ten…

Q&A: Jane Gallop puts death back in Authorship

This Tuesday, Jane Gallop, distinguished professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin, spoke to students about the death of the author. While a common catch phrase in both philosophy and literary theory, the death of the author is a contentions topic in both fields-does the author’s death indicate a lack of importance or…

Bagel workshop brings fun and snacks

Soft, doughy and ever-present at Out Takes, bagels are a great go-to food—even more so when they’re freshly baked. But while lathering on cream cheese and devouring every last morsel, it’s easy to forget where bagels come from and the time and effort that goes into making them. Debbie Swartz, mastermind behind Busy Bee Bagels,…

Tour guides connect to prospective students

With the new wave of admitted students in Grinnell, our tour guides are yet again busy showing Grinnell to new, curious eyes. Presenting Grinnell in the best possible light can prove to be a complex task, and tour guides must have enough experience and wit to deal even with the trickiest questions. Any student who…

The Krikorian dialogue

Grinnellians know how controversial the subject of immigration is, and some have very passionate opinions about it. Mark Krikorian, Executive Director for the Center for Immigration Studies, may not have known just how passionate a response to expect when he spoke on campus Tuesday afternoon. By far the most controversial parts of Krikorian’s lecture were…

Day in the Life: Student Services Coordinator

– 7:00 a.m. “waking up in the morning Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal” – 7:05 a.m. Prayer (including for Rebecca Black because I don’t believe in cyber bullying), then 30 Pushups, then meditation (In that order) … – 7:35 a.m. Play “Dance, Dance, Dance” by Lykke Li…

Altbreakers build communitarian bonds

While many students were wisely using their spring breaks to sleep away the stress of mid-sems, or watching enough tv to block out the problem sets which had haunted them prior to their two week release, others seized the opportunity of two weeks free of classes to engage with the communities outside of Grinnell, and…

Glass: learning the science and craft

As we all know, Grinnell is a haven for independent interest in many different disciplines. Classes such as Phy-116–The Universe and Its Structure, better known to some as “Stars for Stoners,” have long been part of the curriculum, but so has an independent study class taught by Associate Professor of Chemistry Lee Sharpe. The class,…