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Day in the Life: Jinna Kim ’17

10:30 a.m.—Sixth alarm. Host mom opens the garage and starts her car; my host brother is playing one of his many instruments. Think about getting out of bed. 11:00 a.m.—Forced out of bed thanks to seasonal allergies. 12:00 p.m.—Find cold leftover ham and cheese empanadas for brunch. 1:30 p.m.—Check Google and find out that the…

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Home sweet home, away from home

Lily Bohlke, Copy Editor bohlkeli@grinnell.edu For international students who may struggle with spending so much time so far away from home, and whose parents may also be worried about the distance, Friends of International Students (FIS) provides an invaluable service of matching students up with host families, who often become second families for their Grinnellian…

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Fight For 15 organizes for higher minimum wage

Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu As Grinnell Students Against Sweatshops (GSAS) concludes their first campaign, co-leader Nyx Hauth ’19 stated that the group is beginning another battle — this time for a livable wage for all campus workers. Next semester, Fight For 15 (FF15), a movement that began with fast-food workers in New York City that has…

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Happy anniversary, mon amour

Lily Bohlke, Copy Editor bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Although classroom responsibilities generally occupy the forefront of most student and faculty minds at Grinnell, coursework is not the only thing we think about. For example, many Grinnellians take time out of their schedule for personal relationships and the accompanying special occasions, such as relationship anniversaries. While at school, some…

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Grintentional Community spreads ecolove

Steve Yang, Features Editor yangstev17@grinnell.edu Before the relatively recent rise of industrialized farming and chemical fertilizers, the Iowan soil was flush with healthy populations of earthworms. Nowadays, earthworm populations are nowhere near their historical levels, which explains a recent trend on campus: those “Help, I’m a Worm” scrawlings are a cry for help, a plea…

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Student chefs explore culinary diversity

Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu For most Grinnell students, the world of fine dining rarely makes it beyond the plastic trays and P-card swipes of the dining hall. Every so often, in a rare moment of inspiration (or desperation), packages of instant ramen and Kraft Mac & Cheese add to the gastronomic repertoire of hungry students.  A…

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DITL: Josie Sloyan ’18

7:30 a.m.—Wake up, go to breakfast. Consider looking up French news for my 8 a.m. language lab while I eat. Decide not to be a lèche-cul. Someone else will have news. 8:00 a.m.—No one has news. Brief, demoralizing silence. French silence sounds different from American silence — more aggressive. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.—Class. 12:00…

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Death and revival at 1027 Elm

Eva Lilienfeld, News Editor lilienfe17@grinnell.edu Sometimes students feel like they are ‘slumming’ it, but no one knows the true definition better than the residents of the former men’s cross country house, known as the $lum. Before its renovation last summer, 1027 Elm Street had been host to many generations of cross country runners and some…