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Saints Rest opens new kiosk location

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Frequent patrons of local coffee shop Saints Rest will be interested to learn of the upcoming expansion taking place within the business. A second location is being built in the form of a kiosk in Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. Saints Rest owner Sam Cox was approached by the company in July,…

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Swim and dive ready for the Classic

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu This Friday and Saturday, Grinnell will host its Pioneer Classic for the eighth time. First held in 2011, the Pioneer Classic is an annual swimming and diving invitational started after the team moved into the new natatorium. “With the new natatorium, we could host large meets with greater ease. Invitationals hosted…

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Dance Ensemble opens “wd u harbor me”

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu For their biannual performance, Dance Ensemble will be performing a piece called “wd u harbor me” this weekend. This semester, they have decided to use the set that was originally created for Craig Quintero’s “The First Time I Walked on the Moon” as their performance space. The dancers interact with projections…

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Fall sports wrap up: Pioneers find success across the board

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu Football  The Pioneer football team wrapped up their season on Saturday, Nov. 11 in a 35-0 loss to Beloit College. The team finished 1-9 which, although on paper doesn’t look great, was actually a terrific improvement. After going almost two years without a win, they picked up a 15-6 victory over…

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Fall 2017 Biannual Drag Show

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu Queer People of Color (QPOC) held their biannual Drag Show last Saturday, Nov. 11, complete with gender subversion, talented performers and Pussycat Dolls songs. One of the most beloved Grinnell traditions, Drag Show features gender-subverting performances in front of students and staff, while raising money for charity. This year, proceeds will…

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Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir celebrates 45th anniversary

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu As a part of the Alumni Multicultural Reunion weekend, the Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir (YGB) celebrated their 45th anniversary with a concert in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Although some posters branded the event as YGB’s 50th anniversary, the concert was actually the group’s 45th anniversary. Founded in 1967, the group did…

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DACA talk explores immigration policy

Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu On Monday, Nov. 6, Grinnell College hosted a panel called “Policy in Practice: Supporting Undocumented and DACAmented students.” The talk was the most recent development in Grinnell’s commitment to community members affected by the termination of DACA. The talk, sponsored by the Office of International Student Affairs, American Studies and the Rosenfield…

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Grinnell Artists: Marco Saffold ’20

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu   Holding a piece of chalk, Marco Saffold ’20 sat facing me as he sketched repetitions on the table next to him. He apologized for being fidgety. His energy, a curiosity to create, was unbridled. His uninhibited energy transfers to his art, which prefers to remain unrestricted. “I try not to…