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Fall into sports 2017

Women’s soccer By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu The Grinnell women’s soccer team is entering fall 2017 with elevated expectations following their spectacular run in the 2016 Conference Tournament. The team has a balanced mix of returning players spanning every position on the field. It seems likely that they will continue to compete for a top spot…

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College administrators temporarily close Bob’s and Lyle’s

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Bob’s Underground Cafe and Lyle’s Pub, two formerly student-run businesses, will close operations for the 2017-2018 academic year. Bob’s Underground will be available for reservations and Gardner events. Lyle’s Pub, however, due to liability issues surrounding liquor licenses, will not be accessible to students at any time.    In past years,…

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Carson Dunn is nominated for spot on Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

By Riley Murphy murphyri@grinnell.edu This summer, football receiver and team captain Carson Dunn ’18 was nominated for the prestigious Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes outstanding community service and leadership for college football players. Dunn was selected from thousands of proposed students to be one of fewer than 150 students nationwide acknowledged for exhibiting…

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Black Church celebrates 20 years of worship

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu On Sunday April 30, Grinnell’s Black Church celebrated its 20th anniversary of monthly worship in Herrick Chapel. Convened in the style of African-American, African-Caribbean and African Christian traditions, the Church was begun by Reverend Deanna Shorb in 1997 for students raised in predominantly African-American churches. Moses Mason ’99, a religious studies…

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“Wit” opening May 5 at the Loft

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Reverend Wendy Abrahamson will be debuting her first play as a director with her staging of “Wit,” at the Loft Theatre in the Grinnell Area Arts Council. Based on the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson of the same name, “Wit” will be performed on May 5-6 and 12-13 at…

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Shannon Young breaks school record in steeplechase

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Last weekend at the Kip Janvrin Invitational, Shannon Young ’17 broke the Grinnell women’s track and field steeplechase record by more than three seconds. She finished in 11:21:80, beating the previous record and coming in third. “The record was held by Diana Seer [’15] and she broke it by 10 seconds…