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True Grinnellian: Wendy Abrahamson

By Arunima Fatepuhria fatepuhr@grinnell.edu Grinnellians can see the Rev. Wendy Abrahamson all around town, wearing different hats as she takes on various roles in the community. Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m., she can be found delivering sermons at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Other times, she can be found lobbying for gun safety as an Episcopal…

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Swim and dive starts the season with a win against Luther

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams splashed into the new season last weekend with big wins all around against Luther College. At the dual meet, the men’s team won 199-92 while the women’s team cruised to a 188-111 victory. Veteran swimmers and divers as well as standout newcomers contributed…

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Grinnell Artists: Victoria Park ’21

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Bassist Victoria Park ’21 has played at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in the Colorado desert, the Hard Rock Café in Times Square and in a Grammy-winning sound engineer’s studio. “I started playing piano when I was four years old. I grew up in a very musical family,” Park…

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Jay Som and p.morrow to bring some heat to Gardner

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu Get ready for a concert that will feel like hot apple cider for your soul. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, DIY songwriter Jay Som and Grinnell band p.morrow will play the Gardner stage. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.. p.morrow will begin their set at 8 p.m. and Jay Som will perform at…

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Men’s and women’s cross country give stellar effort at conference

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams placed second in their Conference meet. Placing second was not the outcome that either team anticipated, but both teams had several personal bests and gave outstanding performances both individually and collectively. The cross country teams use the entirety of their…

Campus Safety provides space for Iowa State Patrol

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu During fall break, the Iowa State Patrol received training on campus for its four tactical teams. Grinnell College Campus Safety served to support and host the Iowa State Patrol during this time, most notably by allowing the training to occur at an unoccupied college owned house, 1212 6th Avenue. The training…

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ITS observes “Cyber Security Week,” brings activities to campus

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu   October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Grinnell’s Information Technology Services (ITS) is hard at work to spread awareness about and improve cyber security on campus. Information Technology Security Awareness Specialist Linda Ludwig said she has been making an effort to spread the word about cyber security during October….

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Witness for Peace addresses feminist resistance in Colombia

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu   At noon on Oct. 23, students and staff crowded into ARH 120 to hear Carol Rojas’ talk “Feminist Resistance in Colombia.”  A member of the grassroots Colombian organization “Red Feminista Antimilitarista,” Rojas was accompanied to campus by Liz Moldan, director of Witness for Peace Midwest, and a translator from Witness…

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Arseneault Jr. to take over men’s basketball and women’s golf

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu It’s safe to say that for the Arseneaults, coaching really is the family business. Recently, Grinnell College undertook a nationwide search to find a new men’s basketball and women’s golf coach to replace retiring David Arseneault. Last week the College announced that Arseneault’s son, David Arseneault Jr. ’09 will fill the…