Articles by The Scarlet and Black


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Grinnell Republicans form new campus organization

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu In a time of dramatic political events on the national level, two first-year students are shaking up campus politics by reviving Grinnell’s Republican club. Russell Abernathy ‘20 and Pete Zelles ‘20 hope their chapter of campus Republicans will increase political diversity and provide a platform for like-minded students. In high school,…

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Math department welcomes Lecturer Pye Phyo Aung

By Ridhika Agrawal agrawalr@grinnell.edu This year, the Grinnell College Mathematics department welcomed a new lecturer, Pye Phyo Aung. He is teaching Calculus I and Calculus II this semester. Aung received his undergraduate degree at Concordia College in Moorhead and his master’s in Applied Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. He went on to finish his PhD…

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Peer organizational mentors provide support, resources

By Lily Seibert seibertl@grinnell.edu Last spring, the College launched a Peer Organizational Mentoring program, currently staffed by Juliet Torres ‘19 and Jane Jordan ‘18. The program, funded by an Arthur Vining Davis grant, aims to help students with a variety of academic struggles ranging from procrastination to navigating extracurricular activities. Several students have already made…

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Why publications students need fair pay

Fair pay for student journalists Students who work for campus publications and radio programs should be paid equitably and reliably in accordance with the number of hours they dedicate to their jobs each week. It is up to the Сollege to ensure that the Student Publications and Radio Committee (SPARC) receives the financial support it…

Volleyball set for season success

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu The Grinnell women’s volleyball team is off to a promising start this season, as they extended their three game win streak this past Tuesday against Iowa Wesleyan. Handily winning the game 3-0, the team remains optimistic that the mental changes they’ve made this season will continue to guide them to favorable…

School spirit at Les Duke

By Tommy Odonnel odonnel@grinnell.edu On Saturday, the College hosted its annual Les Duke cross country meet. Teams from 17 colleges competed with over 400 individual runners taking part. This year, the Les Duke invitational was held at the Grinnell Country Club and saw a significant portion of the student body, as well as numerous faculty…

Women’s soccer remain’s valiant

At the start of Wednesday’s game, the Grinnell women’s soccer team probably did not think they were going into overtime. Coe College’s aggressive strikers weren’t letting up, and it only took 13 minutes before one of them was able to take advantage of their forward play to tap in a goal. Yet as the match…

Spotlight: Brenda Guan

  Hailing from Ankeny, Iowa, one of the main perks of the College for Brenda Guan ’20 was the closeness to home. However, once she got to interact with the team, she realized how much more the College had to offer. Nora Coghan ’17 interviewed Guan for The S&B to discuss her first year thus…