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Letter to the Editor: 15th anniversary of 10/10, be smart about it

Dear Students,

This year marks the 15th year of the wonderful Grinnellian tradition, 10/10. 10/10 has a history of being a great time for Grinnellians to enjoy the fall and the community surrounding our campus. That being said, 10/10 IS A PRIVILEGE. As participants of the larger Grinnell community, we are expected to take responsibility for our own actions and look out for the actions and well-being of others. This celebration of unity has been able to thrive due to students’ commitment to self-govern this party. There have been problems in the past, including high-risk drinking and damage to property, and we need everyone to work together to ensure the future of many wonderful 10/10s to come.

As in previous years, we the organizers are set to have a meeting with the current Police Chief, Dennis Reilly, and discuss how we may best work with the GPD to make this a fun and safe night for everyone. Please be aware that police will be patrolling the areas surrounding campus. While they will remain in public areas (8th Street/Park Street/East Street) unless a situation arises that would bring them onto campus, PLEASE be aware of your own and others’ behavior and actions and avoid having open containers in or near these areas. 

The party will commence Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Norris and end around 1 a.m. at Gardner. Everyone is welcome to join for as much of the festivities as they would like to take part of. Food, snacks and pop will also be served! Something to keep in mind— as we travel around campus, there will probably be a lot more traffic through dorms than you are accustomed to, so please try to lock your doors and remember to wear your wristbands (provided in your mailbox, or at the table selling 10/10 t-shirts in front of the DHall for 21+ persons)! We hope that everyone is excited for a safe and enjoyable night (don’t pre-game), and we can’t wait to spend the evening with you all. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. 


The Organizers

[kathanjo] [westyang] [perretfl]

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