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Tom Fiegen spoke on issues concerning Iowans during Thursday’s forum. Photo by Michael Cummings.
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Drake Library Hosts Democratic Senate Forum

Michael Cummings, News Editor cummings@grinnell.edu Grinnell students got well-accustomed to seeing presidential candidates in town and on campus last semester, but such events have been on the decline since the Iowa Caucus in February. That all changed Thursday night as three Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate stopped by Drake Library for a candidate forum. The…

GoldLink perfromed in Harris last Friday night, May 6, to an enthusiastic crowd. Photo by Alberto Vazquez
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GoldLink takes over Harris

Luke Jarzyna jarzynal@grinnell.edu Last Friday night, D.C. rapper GoldLink provided a packed audience at the Harris Center with a night of eclectic hip-hop music. Although he’s a notoriously reclusive individual offstage, GoldLink delivered a glowing set. His rapid-fire delivery took the audience through a broad sampling of styles and moods, many of them featuring a…

Hannah Kelley’s “Help Eve Spank Adam’s Ass as They Walk Out of Eden.” Her work at Grin City during her residency this summer will be in the same style. Photo contributed
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Four Grinnellians Awarded Grin City summer residency

Mira Braneck, Copy Editor braneckm@grinnell.edu Four Grinnellians have been awarded residencies for this summer at the Grin City Collective. The four residents, Nadiri Saunders ’17, Hazel Batrezchavez ’17, Hannah Kelley ’16 and Ella Williams ’19 will each spend three weeks making art at the collective. Molly Rideout ’10, the co-director of Grin City, sees the…

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Lauren Roush mixes it up with many mediums

Across a number of different media, Lauren Roush ’16 has created art that is beautiful, strange and everything wonderfully in between. This semester she has focused on portraits created with found fabrics and embroidering, and begun experimenting with monotypes — a form of printmaking typically done by transferring paintings or drawings from a smooth, non-absorbent…

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be playing in Sebring-Lewis Theatre this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Photo by Sarah Ruiz
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Student produced “Spelling Bee” promises laughs

Gabriel Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu Producing a full-length musical is difficult under the best circumstances. Producing one while fulltime students with virtually no help from faculty would seem, for most, to be an impossible proposition. However, that is just what producers Jessica Daly ’18, Hannah Lundberg ’18 and Nolan Boggess ’19 have done this semester with “The…

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The Best of Grinnell: Grilled Cheese Edition

The origins of the modern grilled cheese can be traced back to the availability of inexpensive sliced bread and cheese in the 1920s. Over time, this evolved into the so-called “cheese dream,” a grilled cheese sandwich left open instead of putting the two slices of bread together, during the Great Depression. Since the 1930s, the…

Taylor Watts ’16 unveils her project, “A Choreographic exploration of le commerce triangulaire.ß” Photo by Alberto Vazquez
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French department hosts francophone week

EVA LILIENFELD, News Editor lilienfe17@grinnell.edu After one speaker turned into two and then more, Professor Gwenola Caradec, French, and Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer Kristina Kosnick organized a whole week celebrating the Francophone World from May 1 through May 6. Caradec and Kosnick, with the financial support of the Center for Humanities, the Rosenfield Program, Translation…