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True Grinnellian: Roger Bortell

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu Everyone in the Grinnell community knows Roger Bortell. “I can drive around, go block by block, and point out all the people I know,” he says, with an unabashed smile. The 52-year-old is a lifelong resident of Grinnell, a cancer survivor, and the man who saved and revitalized Food Recovery Network:…

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Grinnell Hall of Fame: Revealed

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s Athletic Hall of Fame is something that most students probably don’t know much about. Housing 88 athletes from various sports and class years, it brings together the past with the present.   There is a Hall of Fall Committee which decides the athletes that will be inducted. It consists of…

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Day in the Life: Aaron Weerasinghe

??:?? a.m. – Have you ever had a dream that you, um, you had, you, your, you could, you’ll do, you, you wants, you could, you, you’ll do could you, you want him, you want him to do you so much you could do anything? 9:45 a.m. – It’s time to face the day: equip…

The New Brumaire: Shining Hegemony

By Jenkin Benson ’17 bensonje17@grinnell.edu When left-leaning people reflect upon the isolationism of the United States in the years prior to the Holocaust, disbelief and disappointment are common reactions. How could the American government callously refuse to take in Jewish refugees at the onset of a genocidal World War? These same types must similarly be…

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SEG hosts pie fundraiser, spreads awareness

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu If you enjoy eating pie, baking pie or providing microloans to fellow members of the Grinnell community, the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG) hope that you will find time to attend their pie fundraiser “Slices for SEG” at Saints Rest this Sunday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. SEG hopes the pie fundraiser…

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Grinnell adapts to CIFP closing

By Mira Braneck braneckm@grinnell.edu Ever since the closing of Central Iowa Family Planning (CIFP), a Title X funded family planning clinic that provided feminist and LGBTQIA friendly health care, the Grinnell community has been lacking an important health resource. However, the medical community of Grinnell and the surrounding areas, in partnership with the College, is…