Daily Archives: May 4, 2017


“Wit” opening May 5 at the Loft

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Reverend Wendy Abrahamson will be debuting her first play as a director with her staging of “Wit,” at the Loft Theatre in the Grinnell Area Arts Council. Based on the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson of the same name, “Wit” will be performed on May 5-6 and 12-13 at…


Whitney, Alex Cameron and Frankie Cosmos; final concerts this semester

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts is ending the year with two of the most highly anticipated shows.  This Saturday, Alex Cameron and Whitney play Gardner Lounge at 9 p.m. while Frankie Cosmos plays Gardner next Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. Although Chicago-based band Whitney is relatively new, they’ve achieved a shocking amount of…


Something Gross: Gross has never been so good

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu If you are a fan of offbeat humor, sharp-wit and pure creative genius, “Something Gross,” a collaborative web series created by the Grinnell-based Wake Me Up When I Care Productions team, should immediately make its way to the top of your watch list. Conceptualized by Nora Coghlan, Melissa Fandos, Teresa Fleming…


Grinnellians’ Summer Plans

Grinnellians have big plans for the summer, and the S&B’s Mayo Sueta asked students in and around the Grill to share what they have in store for the next few months. Photos by Takahiro Omura.  Russia and Lifeguarding Music and Stats Research and Classes Too! Cruising Through Life


Let’s talk about the 2017 NFL Draft

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu The 2017 NFL draft concluded last weekend and only time will tell which draftees will be busts, surprise hall of famers or never make it past training camp. This year’s draft was full of surprises, the most notable being its deviation from traditional draft classes. The Chicago Bearss are due to…


Shannon Young breaks school record in steeplechase

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Last weekend at the Kip Janvrin Invitational, Shannon Young ’17 broke the Grinnell women’s track and field steeplechase record by more than three seconds. She finished in 11:21:80, beating the previous record and coming in third. “The record was held by Diana Seer [’15] and she broke it by 10 seconds…


Despite Dreary Weather, Relays are a Success

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The annual Grinnell Relays — a series of jovial competitions that are performed while studens are in various degrees of inebriation — has been a tradition since 1973. While sunny weather would have been preferred, this year’s Relays were a success despite the cold and wet conditions, with 50 teams competing….


Konstanty Gebert Q&A

Konstanty Gebert is a Polish journalist who was a democratic opposition activist in the Solidarity movement, which led to the fall of the totalitarian regime in Poland in 1989. Gebert, who is at Grinnell this semester to teach a couple of short courses, recently sat down with The S&B’s Alice Herman  ’18 and Marysia Ciupka…


Men’s tennis wins conference, qualifies for national tournament

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Last weekend, the Grinnell men’s tennis team won the Midwest Conference Tournament for the fourteenth consecutive year. The team continued its legacy of success, beating Lawrence in the semifinals and Lake Forest in the finals. They will advance to the national tournament to compete against the best of the Division III…


Background Noyce: Cooper Battle

By Andrea Baumagartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu Although he has just started working at Grinnell this year, Professor Cooper Battle, biochemistry, is already leading a couple of different research projects, both of which star a particular method of chemical imaging: fluorescence. Given that Battle straddles the fields of biology and chemistry, it is apt that one of his…