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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…

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Administration holds Q&A on new alcohol policy

By Lily Seibert seibertl@grinnell.edu Marking the latest in a series of forums to discuss recent alcohol policy, Andrea Conner, Vice President of Student Affairs, and Sarah Moschenross, Dean of Students, held a Q&A wherein students could address remaining questions and concerns on September 11. The administration announced the new alcohol policies on August 1 and…

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Campus Senator election results: Fall 2016

The election results for SGA campus senators through the fall 2016-2017 semester are in! The results: CaNaDa (Cowles, Dibble and Norris): Zala Tomasic ’18, Charles Paquette ’19 and one seat left open Clangrala (Langan, Rawson, Gates and Clark): Charlotte Love ’19 and Andrew Zdechlik ’19 (via write-in) Smonker (Younker and Smith): Jackson Lea ’19 and…

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EatChewAlive, a unique ode to Iowa

By Merlin Matthews matthews17@grinnell.edu An exhibition of the works of John Schlue titled “EatChewAlive” opened at the Grinnell Arts Center last Thursday, Sept. 8. “EatChewAlive” features nine paintings with oil paint and acrylic felt on canvas. Schlue’s work came to the Grinnell Arts Center through Stephen Beck ’14, who grew up with Schlue in Belle…