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At Grinnell, Self-Gov is love, Self-Care is rare

With finals week fast approaching, many students are feeling the pressure that accompanies the end of the semester. This year, several campus groups and resources came together to help Grinnellians cope with their academic stress. After much brainstorming, the result was Self-Care Week, which concluded this afternoon. “This week incorporated so many different constituencies on…

Students donate food, library forgives fines

On Tuesday, the Grinnell College Libraries wrapped up a two-week campaign entitled Food for Fines. This new program was an opportunity for students to donate nonperishable food items in order to reduce their library fines. Students could bring food items to the desks at Burling Library, Kistle Science Library or the Listening Room. Each food…

TAG sponsors Trans-Awareness Week

In an effort to increase the visibility of transgressive gender on campus, the Transgender Advocacy Group (TAG) launched the second annual Trans-Awareness Week this Monday. Trans-Awareness Week featured one trans-related event each day and culminated in a memorial service on Younker Beach last night. Trans-Awareness Week kicked off with a roundtable discussion on Monday night,…

Improv touring company hits campus

Gangsters in Priuses, bourgeoisie badgers and screaming townies—all these figures were present in Harris on Tuesday evening, as performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy troupe based in New York and Los Angeles, took the stage to perform improv comedy at Grinnell for the second time. The three comics that were in the troupe—Johnny…