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More than 1,000 protestors gathered in Des Moines to protest anti-trans legislation on Sunday, March 6.
Rally to Resist: Grinnellians protest anti-LGBTQ+ legislation
Nina Baker, News Editor • March 13, 2023

Over 1,000 protesters, including Grinnell students, faculty, staff and community members, gathered at the foot of the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines, on March 6, rallying against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation currently being debated by the majority-Republican Iowa legislature. The protest...

Some students with dietary restrictions struggle to find options in the Dining Hall.
Meal plan price increase raises questions about Dining Hall quality
Zach Spindler-Krage, Staff Writer • March 12, 2023

Following a 5.5% increase in Dining Hall meal plan costs, some students are questioning whether they are getting what they pay for. For the...

Cullen Hendrix, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, gave a talk about climate change and security issues.
Visiting speakers spread awareness about climate change through Rosenfield Program
Ashley Baek, Staff Writer • March 12, 2023

Grinnell College has been featuring events centering the international and domestic effects of climate change. On March 2, the Pakistani...

UGSDW bargaining: March 9 bargaining update
Taylor Nunley, Staff Writer • March 12, 2023

On March 9, both Grinnell College’s and the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers’ (UGSDW) collective bargaining teams met to...

Feng answered questions and discussed the film with attendees following the screening.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Violet Du Feng visits Grinnell
Krista Spies, Staff Writer • March 12, 2023

Filmmaker Violet Du Feng visited Grinnell to showcase her documentary “Hidden Letters” which focuses on contemporary use of Nüshu,...

The Iowa State Capitol building.
Court records reveal College sued for discrimination in Title IX
Nina Baker, Staff Writer • March 6, 2023

Two lawsuits, one dismissed and the other settled out of court, describe details in Grinnell College Title IX proceedings which a federal court...

Evelynn Coffie `24 (Left) and Bethany Willig `23 (Right)
BSU distributes mutual aid to Black students
Taylor Nunley, Staff Writer • March 12, 2023

After multiple acts of racial harassment and vandalism directed towards Black students in October 2022, the Grinnell College Black Student Union (BSU) mobilized to create a mutual aid fund. The mutual aid fund — raised through GoFundMe — was...

From left: Zoe Nechin `25, Theo Deitz-Green `23, Rabbi Sarah Brammer-Shlay, and Livia Stein Freitas `25 perform a spiel.
Celebration and resilience in the month of joy: Purim at Grinnell
Claire Giannosa, Staff Writer • March 12, 2023

Chaverim, Grinnell College’s Jewish student association, hosted their first Purim party last Monday, March 6, from 6-9 p.m. in the Harris Center. Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the survival of the Jews in Persia from the evil plot of Haman,...

Drake Community Library offers oral history workshop on March 13
Drake Community Library offers oral history workshop on March 13
George Kosinski, Staff Writer • March 13, 2023

On Monday, March 13, from 3-4:30 p.m., the Drake Community Library will host a workshop on conducting oral history in partnership with Tamara...

Vonda Earnhart is the owner of Vondas Flowers and Gifts.
Vonda's Flowers and Gifts makes Grinnell's creativity bloom
Conrad Dahm, Staff Writer • March 13, 2023

Located on 5th Ave., Vonda’s Flowers and Gifts, an independently owned flower shop, brings joy and creativity to the Grinnell community. Inside,...

Episode 6: Behind the Story - Millie Peck on "It's time to talk"
Maya Sciarretta , Podcast Editor • March 13, 2023

In this episode, Millie Peck '23 unpacks the process behind her three-part series, “It’s time to talk about eating disorders.”  Millie...

Episode 5: The Costa Rica Semester pt. 2 -- The Student Experience
Maya Sciarreta, Podcast Editor • March 6, 2023

In the second and final episode on the Costa Rica semester, the students tell us about their experience studying off campus in the fall of 2021...

Episode 4: The Costa Rica Semester pt. 1 -- Behind the College's Decision
Maya Sciarreta, Podcast Editor • February 26, 2023

In this episode, we learn about the planning behind the decision to send 11 first-year Grinnell College students to Costa Rica in the fall of...

Hai-Dang Phan, on the left, and Phan Nhiên Hạo, on the right, sit in two simple wooden chairs on a red carpet looking at the camera. Their heads are tilted slightly towards each other. Their knees are spread and their hands are clasped in their laps. The chairs are part of a row and another row is visible behind them, for audience seating, but no one else is in frame. A blank whiteboard is visible on the wall behind them.
A poet in exile: Phan Nhiên Hạo with Hai-Dang Phan at Writers@Grinnell
George Kosinski, Staff Writer • March 13, 2023

Phan Nhiên Hạo’s poems are short, sincere bursts of life which in simple language capture precise impressions of incredibly complex feelings...

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Lucia Cheng 23 sitting in HSSC.
If you’re reading this, would you understand me?: A look back on four years at Grinnell as an Asian American
Lucia Cheng, News Editor • March 13, 2023

Monterey Park is my hometown but not my home. On Lunar New Year, Monterey Park — the first ever Asian American suburb — was the site of a...

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Sam Rudenberg `25 (above) and Henry Bridgers (not pictured) beat Cornell College in a doubles match 8-0 at the March 5 match. Grinnell won 9-0.
Men's tennis extends 19-year MWC win streak
Nadia Langley, Editor in Chief • March 12, 2023

Only 10 meters of open court separated Henry Bridgers `24 from his opponent. Across the net, Central College’s Matthew Den Adel `23 loomed...

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Beauty of Nature: American Robin
Beauty of Nature: American Robin
Kesiya Park, Contributing Artist • March 13, 2023

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