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Early voting encouraged in Grinnell

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu As the election season nears its November finale, voters across the country are gradually preparing to cast in their ballots. While some voters may still be experiencing cold feet or confusion surrounding their candidates of choice, many political supporters are already poised to finalize their votes in pen and paper. For…

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SEPCs attempt to reduce implicit bias through required trainings

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu This marks the first year that Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) members have been required to attend implicit bias trainings with Lakesia Johnson, Chief Diversity Officer of the College. Implicit biases are present everywhere, especially in academic environments. Although people acting according to their implicit biases do not necessarily intend to…

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“Gifts” opens in Smith Gallery

Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Hair: we all have it, most of us know how to take care of it and some of us even know how to make cool weaves and braids with it. But designing art installations with hair is another beast altogether, as Reba Brooks ’17, a studio art and French double major, learned…

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Kites Over Grinnell promises high-flying fun

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Fun is flying to new heights this weekend with the Grinnell Rotary Club’s rebooting of a past favorite, Kites Over Grinnell, on Sat., Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ahrens Park driving range. The family-focused event will offer a full day of kite flying. When the park…

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Pads and tampons remain absent from non-female bathrooms

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Although many students are excited about the new free menstrual products in women’s bathrooms this semester, the same products have not made an appearance in male-gendered and single-occupancy bathrooms. Last September, Rebekah Rennick ’18 picked the locks of many tampon and pad machines across campus to demonstrate her belief that every…

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Lady Gaga unveils our “Perfect Illusion”

By Abdiel Lopez lopezabd@grinnell.edu I became a Little Monster when I first watched the iconic MTV VMA performance of “Paparazzi.” I was only 12 back then, but the theatrical performance left me shaken and gaga for Gaga. Since then, Gaga released the anthem for my coming out story (“Born This Way”), a song about the…

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What Happened to the Grand Ol’ Party?

Grinnell College is a place of great diversity and thought, and yet in some aspects, the campus could not be less so. Most everyone on campus is bound by the notion that only a certain political climate — mainly that of liberal democrats — is suitable for our great land. Though I do not disagree…

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Grinnell DMV outpost to close

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu While Grinnell has not had a permanent Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) center for years, the satellite location in the Community Center, opened once a week for issuing drivers licenses, has served an essential service to the community. With Grinnell LLC’s purchase of the Community Center, the building will be renovated…