Dear readers,

In this issue we present a menagerie of pieces, from adventures abroad to an overview of one of the more mysterious forms of executive power. Join us for a long and fraught history of executive orders (1), followed by a poem by Shana (3). Ema takes us along with her family for a tour of the eastern coast of Nicaragua (4), and an anonymous contributor shares why they believe Hum 110 is important despite current criticism (7). Enjoy some fiction by Claire (8), and catch up on a Booker-Mann prize winning novel with Martha’s review of The Sellout (9). Last but not least, Miss Lonely Hearts analyzes a suspicious romantic interest (10). While our community has suffered a sudden loss and the semester comes to a simmer, we hope The Grail can be a source of thought-provoking news and reflections about things Reedies care about.

Anton, Claire, and Guananí

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