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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…

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…