On summer Sundays 100 years ago, Grinnellians could ride the train south to the mill on the Skunk River. Picnickers gazed upon, rode across, and floated under the bowstring iron bridges that connected the farms and hamlets of Poweshiek County.
For many of us, convenience is a cornerstone of modern movie-watching. Plop down onto the couch, scavenge for the remote, and with one click of a button, vast libraries of cinema appear at our fingertips.
For Chase Strangio ’04, Grinnell was both personally and politically formative. “I knew I was queer; I knew that I had a critical political sensibility, but I didn’t have any real sense of who I was before Grinnell.”
By the time Opeyemi Awe ’15 graduated from Grinnell, her list of accomplishments was formidable: senator, vice president for student affairs, and president of the Student Government Association; internships with the U.S.