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SEG Wins Competition, Visits MTV, White House

By Kelly Pyzik  pyzikkel@grinnell.edu Last March, six members of the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG) visited the White House to be recognized for their contributions to the Grinnell community and beyond. SEG placed third in a national competition called the Campus Champions of Change Challenge that was launched by the White House. After being chosen…

True Grinnellians: Tigers Grow Into Pioneers

By Kelly Pyzik pyzikkel@grinnell.edu For many Grinnell College students, the trip back to school involves buses, airplanes, or long road trips, but for some students, move-in day requires just a short drive down the block. Twenty-four students currently at Grinnell College also call Grinnell, IA, their hometown and some have lived here for most of…

Confusion on Sexual Assault Response Spurs Conversation

Campus Safety and Security’s mishandling of an incident of sexual misconduct late last week increased the urgency of ongoing conversations about sexual assault policy centered on Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Stephen Briscoe, Director of Campus Safety and Security, said that when a student called requesting a student advocate, his office transferred the call to the…

The Critical Mass

To the titillation of every border collie within a mile radius, 1200 Grinnell residents came together on Mac Field this Wednesday to do the unprecedented: throw more frisbees simultaneously than any other group of people throwing frisbees simultaneously in history. For about two seconds, the red plastic discs wobbled in the air, then plummeted to…

A Family Of Independancers

Swag. Cleanliness. Energy. Personality. These words describe what the students in IndepenDANCE aspire to embody every day in rehearsal, words that they consider their motto. This diverse group, which rehearses for twelve hours every week, is made up of people with a variety of training backgrounds. “We have cheerleaders, ballerinas, hip hop dancers, etc., so…

Nonfiction reading brings laughs to library

“We really liked them! We were really impressed,” exclaimed several audience members at the Craft of Creative Nonfiction reading on Wednesday. The reading, which was held in Burling Library, featured writing by the students of Professor Ralph Savarese’s Craft of Creative Nonfiction class. Professor Savarese collaborated with Laureen Cantwell, Term Research and Instruction Librarian, to…

Plans unites campus, beats Facebook

While a number of colleges have Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, Grinnell boasts its own social network. GrinnellPlans, a text-based social network, has grown from its origins on an old computer system into a part of Grinnell culture. Plans originated on the College’s VAX computer system, which was retired in 2000. The system provided each…