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SALES and Karen Meat pop out Herrick

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts hosted two pop-influenced acts on Wednesday, Karen Meat and SALES. Des Moines’s Karen Meat opened with a set of their high-energy trash pop. As they took the stage they looked around them at the beautiful Herrick Chapel and joked, “Tonight the role of crusty punk club will be played…

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Taffe Tang’s “Unfolding” opens in Smith Gallery

Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu In the Smith Gallery show “Unfolding,” artistic evolution plays out over time through a series of ink and charcoal drawings. The detailed line work by Taffe Tang ’17  suggests a significant time investment, but Tang explained that the creative process for her Smith show was surprisingly off the cuff. “I applied for…

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Grinnell Prize winners announced Organizations receive awards for service

President Raynard Kington awarded the Grinnell Prize to Diana Jue Rajasingh and Jackie Stenson. Rajasingh and Stenson won the Grinnell Prize for their work in co-founding Essmart, an organization which helps small, remote villages in developing countries gain access to life-improving technologies such as solar powered flashlights and improved cookstoves. The Grinnell Prize was also…

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Men’s Tennis competes in USTA/ ITA tournament

By Reed Cassell Essex essexxre@grinnell.edu Last weekend, the Grinnell College tennis team went to compete in regionals, against teams in the middle and upper Midwest. Jose Coloma ’19  described it as a “fun weekend.” Coloma, a second year tennis player at Grinnell, got furthest in this tournament on the College’s team and made it to…

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All Worked Up: Grinnellians balance schoolwork and paid work

By Lily Bohlke & Mira Braneck bohlkeli@grinnell.edu & braneckm@grinnell.edu A big part of coming to college is learning how to balance classes, extracurriculars, a social life and for some, a job. Although school is all students’ priority, many students also prioritize work on and off campus in order to pay for living expenses. There are numerous…

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Car burglaries rampant in Grinnell

By Phillip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Last month, the Grinnell Police Department (GPD) received fifteen reports of cars being burglarized. This recent rash of thefts has prompted an investigation from the GPD. “It’s something we take very seriously, we’ve allocated resources to look into it. … We do our best to investigate it and to ultimately find…

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The Disenchanted “Deplorables”

With the presidential election a mere 31 days away, Hillary Clinton seems to be the consensus candidate. She enjoys the endorsement of dozens of major newspapers and hundreds of public officials, moderate Republicans are looking to her as a savior from their party’s nominee and she has been hailed for an unparalleled lifetime of public…

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John Evans on what it means to be human

Everyone reading this article is (probably) a human. But what exactly does that mean? On Thursday, sociologist John Evans gave a talk on campus on what it means to be human. This week, the S&B’s Cassidy Hilburn talked with Evans about his research. The S&B: How would you describe your presentation? What is your visit…