Daily Archives: March 5, 2009

New coach dishes out lessons

As the spring sports season starts up, baby squirrels aren’t the only new faces on campus. This spring, Sandra Faulkner, Grinnell High School’s cross country, varsity men’s basketball, and varsity men’s track coach joins the Grinnell College campus community as the new women’s softball coach. While she attended Grinnell High School and Central College, in…

Staff ed: Spring break: dorms open

Spring break often brings visions of warmer weather, road trips, or just a much needed breather after a stressful midsems week. But for many Grinnellians—international students, especially—who can’t justify the cost or the time it would take to make a trip home, spring break means frantically trying to figure out how to spend two weeks…

Staff ed: Candidate campaign time

For the last week, presidential and vice presidential candidates for SGA have plastered the campus with fliers and gone door-to-door soliciting votes from fellow students. Despite the clear effort put forth by these students, the short campaigning period hampers the possibilities for substantive differences to emerge between candidates. Currently, candidates for SGA Executive positions have…

Letter: Course schedule printed copy

First of all, I fully support giving students the option to not receive a printed copy of the course schedule. I also fully support making distribution of the printed schedule an opt-in option. What pushes my buttons in the morally righteous rhetoric with which I was bombarded when I chose to get a printed copy…

Letter: Response from Residence Life

Last week, the S&B wrote a staff editorial criticizing the choice of James as the new substance-free dorm. As members of the Residence Life Committee, we wish to address some of the inaccuracies in the editorial. The editorial cited a lack of student input. However, out of all the decisions the administration has made this…

Picking apart the world of Harry Potter

The Captain (my roommate Anna Werner ’09) and I frequently have arguments about J.K. Rowling’s seven-part Harry Potter opus. Having read more fantasy novels than I knew existed, The Captain has reached a point where she takes their fantastical worlds too seriously, producing some rather amusing critiques. Luckily, her problems with Harry Potter fit nicely…

Debating the merits of Milk

Mark: Straight-up movie reviews get boring after a while. Movie reviews as debates, however, are usually a little more interesting. Since seeing Milk, I have felt like one of the few viewers to leave the theater with mixed feelings. But instead of taking the whiny contrarian route, Jaysen Wright ’09 and I will instead argue…