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“The Boxcar Children lived in a tiny house before it was cool.” 

- Renata Sancken ’07, Twitter

“Intergenerational (’72, ’93, ’11) Grinnell College alumni outing to see Kumail Nanjiani [’01] in The Big Sick. Woo Hoo. No Heckling.” 

Selfie of 3 generations of Grinnell alumni at a movie theater
- Jessica Roff ’93, Twitter

“‘Now I work here — to realize that this is my history, this is my story, blows me away,’ said Mr. Alexander, 45, an executive assistant in Georgetown’s office of technology commercialization. ‘I have been really emotional as I learned about my ties to the university.’”

- Jeremy Alexander ’94, quoted in “Tracing His Roots, Georgetown Employee Learns University Sold His Ancestor,” The New York Times, March 24, 2017

“I think my favorite Grinnell story is the ‘Always Open’ convenience store changing their name to ‘Almost Always Open.’ #SmallTownUSA”

- Alex Mitchell ’17, Twitter

“Overheard at Grinnell College at 4 a.m.: ‘The more I learn about political science the more I’m aligned with communist values.’”

- Max Fenton ’19, Twitter

“College brochure material.” 

(Zaw Bo ’18 pictured)

Saw Bo

- Meghna Ravishankar ’17, Instagram

“Overheard at Grinnell College at 4 a.m.: ‘The more I learn about political science the more I’m aligned with communist values.’”

- Max Fenton ’19

“Grinnell has ruined me because now I think that a Stylish Look™ is Birkenstocks with socks.”

- Hannah Boggess ’18, Twitter

“Grinnell College: a perpetual complaint about capitalism.”

- Morgane Garnier ’19, Twitter

"Cummings, Michael. ‘Angst, Politics and Drywall: An Ethnography of the Burling Bathroom Walls.’ Grinnell: Grinnell College Press, 2023"

- Michael Cummings ’18, Twitter