Incoming class update

By Eva Lilienfeld As the class of 2020 puts the finishing touches onto their new dorm rooms, the admissions department of Grinnell has been gathering informational data on the College’s newest class. Overall, the college felt slightly short of some of the goals for the incoming students, leaving the incoming class with 16 fewer…

The Language Center will be a space for language immersion and cultural experiences as well as peer tutoring. Photo by Jeff Li.

New center champions language learning

By Emma Friedlander Students studying a foreign language can look forward to an enhanced academic experience this fall. Previously an academic support office, ARH 228 has been transformed into to the Language Center. The project was spearheaded by Belinda Backous, Learning Specialist for Academic Advising, and Claire Moisan, Director of the Alternative Language Study…

The new location merges the on-campus bookstore and Pioneer Bookshop. Photo by Jeff Li.

Bookstore finalizes downtown move

By Michael Cummings For most Grinnell students, the new school year means moving into a new living space, but over the summer, the College’s two bookstores also found themselves moving into a new space: downtown on Main Street. The change came after decisions were made to tear down the on-campus bookstore to make way…

Elections with color

Grinnellians prepare for general election

By Teresa Fleming While the electoral fervor on campus may have waned since the Iowa caucus last February, some students are still finding opportunities to participate in the national election. National Council Vice Chair at College Democrats of America and the President of College and Young Democrats of Iowa, Austin Wadle ‘18 charters new…

The women's tennis team practices on Wednesday before their next match against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Photo by Xiaoxuan Yang.

Fall Sports Preview: Go Pioneers!

By: Steve Yang & Candace Mettle, As the 2016-2017 school year kicks off, so too does the fall sports season, which combines high hopes and superb talent in the pursuit of athletic excellence in the next few months. Among the dominant teams, it’s hard to pick out one that stands out so much…

Day In The Life - Jeffrey Li

Day in the life: Hannah Boggess ’18

8:00 a.m.—Wake up to “Let’s Get Lost” by Carly Rae Jepsen — always studying for Pub Quiz [fempire]. 8:40 a.m.—Get a call about NSO; arrive to the JRC sweaty and flustered. Consider drinking a Coke, but decide it’s too early for so much corn syrup. 8:45 a.m.—Change my mind and get the Coke anyways. Thx…

Ken Saunders' photos will be on display in Burling basement now until October 15th. Photo contributed.

See Grinnell through Saunders’ lens

By Jon Sundby For years, Grinnellians had seen Ken Saunders II working around campus in Facilities Management until he retired last year. But they knew little about his other line of work as a prolific nature photographer. Ever since he bought his first camera when he was just seven years old, Saunders has been…

"Saint's Rest" was written and produced by Grinnell alumni and was filmed in Grinnell this summer. Photo contributed by Gabriel Patino

Alumni produce feature film “Saints Rest” in Grinnell

By Keli Vitaoli This July, Grinnell was transformed into a movie set while “Saints Rest,” an independent modern-day musical, was filmed on location throughout the town. Titled for the infamous coffee shop, every scene in the movie was shot in Grinnell. The movie was directed by Noga Ashkenazi, a Grinnell alumna, and co-written by…

Joshua Tibatemwa a first-year student at Grinnell College trains in the Russell K. Osgood Pool located in the Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center for a possible trip to Rio and the 2016 Summer Olympics where he could represent his home country of Uganda May 9, 2016.  
(Photo by Justin Hayworth/Grinnell College)

Tibatemwa ’19 prepares for Olympics

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor As the school year draws to an end, students around campus can be overheard discussing their summer plans, which include lucrative internships, entry-level jobs and soul searching trips. None of these ventures, however, seem as exciting as what member of the swim team Joshua Tibatemwa ’19 has in store: an…