Daily Archives: October 29, 2015

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Examining Intimate Partner Violence at Grinnell

emily ricker rickerem@grinnell.edu If you have seen the posters up around campus, you may be familiar with the statistic: one in eight Grinnell students have experienced some form of intimate partner violence or abuse. On Tuesday night, Oct. 27, students, staff and professionals gathered in Loose Lounge to discuss intimate partner violence and abuse at…

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Fire Alarm Policy Changed

KELLY PYZIK, Editor-in-Chief pyzikkel@grinnell.edu Students who violate the College’s smoking policy and cause a fire alarm and/or building evacuation will now be subject to a $500 fine, according to new Student Handbook policies instituted at the beginning of this academic year. This is an addition to the $500 fine in place for tampering with smoke…

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Spotlight: Ted Schultz

There is likely nobody in the world that knows more about Grinnell athletics than Ted Schultz. In addition to writing recaps for every game a Pioneer team participates in and being responsible for up keeping the Pioneers’ website, Schultz is also an avid sports fan and road biker. In other words, Ted Schultz lives and…

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Volleyball picks up big win in Big Apple

Gabe Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu After a number of defeats, close calls and heartbreaks, the women’s volleyball team picked up some big wins in the Big Apple and Wisconsin over fall break. “We put our game faces on and took care of business,” said Sydney Vrecenar ’18. In a gritty performance that will surely be remembered as…

NBA Preview

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The 2014-15 NBA season featured displays of brilliant strategy, offensive schemes that whipped the ball across court with speed and precision, defensive schemes that stifled even the craftiest of players, as well as astonishing shows of personal effort and athleticism. What made the season truly special however, were compelling narratives of redemption…

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Tennis brings home hardware from Conference

Jong Hoon Bae baejongh@grinnell.edu The women’s tennis team traveled to Madison, Wisc. to play in the Midwest Conference Women’s Tennis Championships on Oct. 17-18. “The team had a pretty good week and all the players played up to expectation,” said head coach Andy Hamilton ’85. However, the week did not go by without some commotion….

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Grinnell Prize Winners Aim to Educate

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu On Tuesday night, two women, Maria Vertkin and Deborah Ahenkorah, were presented with the Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize. According to the College’s website, the Grinnell Prize is a way to extend Grinnell’s historic commitment to social justice beyond the students and faculty, awarding the prize of $100,000 to…

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Spark Tank Bridges Town and College

  Louise Carhart, Copy Editor carhartl17@grinnell.edu The final round of the Spark Tank Innovation Challenge, a Grinnell College initiative to encourage beneficial interaction between the community and the College, took place this Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Roberts Theater. The format for this project was modeled on the show “Shark Tank,” with teams presenting to a…

Late Alumnus Pledges Endowment to Local Animal Shelter

Yishi Liang, Editor-in-Chief liangyis@grinnell.edu Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (PALS) was recently able to hire its first paid employee since it was founded in 2004 thanks to an endowment from late Grinnell College alumnus Jonathan Jenkins ’70. PALS was formed several decades after Jenkins’s time at Grinnell, but according to PALS Marketing Volunteer Tom Rempp, Jenkins…

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Fright Hike Promises Thrills and Chills

Mithila Iyer iyermith@grinnell.edu   “Fright Hike”, a one-mile haunted walk around Arbor Lake hosted by the Chamber of Commerce will take place this Friday, Oct. 30. This is the second year that the walk has been organized, with anticipation running high as Halloween fast approaches. The area around the lake where the hike is located…