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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


Despite Dreary Weather, Relays are a Success

By Kate Irwin 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…


Background Noyce: Cooper Battle

By Andrea Baumagartel 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…


Background Noyce: Jonathan Gilmour

By Philip Kiely Don’t be alarmed if you see drones racing across the sky or taking swooping aerial videography, it’s probably Jonathan Gilmour ’19 with his Experimental College (ExCo) class: Introduction to Consumer Drones. Gilmour is sharing his passion by teaching students how to fly, race, and film with drones this semester. “I’ve been…


Sexual Health Information Center expands operations

By Louise Carhart As a result of large scale overhaul in partnership with the Student Government Association (SGA), the Sexual Health Information Center (SHIC) has expanded its inventory, lowered prices and provided more educational opportunities for the student body. Since officially coming under the umbrella of SGA, SHIC’s budget has increased and their educators…


Graceland in Grinnell

By Saiham Sharif Affectionately called “Graceland” after Elvis Presley’s home, 1014 High Street is home to a group of friends, none of whom wear blue suede shoes. Three of the residents, Louise Carhart ‘17, Teresa Fleming ‘17 and Jon Sundby ‘17, hold leadership positions at The S&B, while the other two residents, Spencer Pajk…


Day in the Life: Steven Duong

8:17 a.m. – My first alarm goes off. Kanye West’s “I’m in It” plays. I once loved this song. April is the cruelest month. 8:35 a.m. – Alarm #2: “I’m in It,” again, but worse. 9:01 a.m.  – I’m woke! Compulsively tussle my hair and cuff my jeans upwards of three times—gotta impress/intimidate the prospies…


Background Noyce: Professor Charlotte Christensen

By Andrea BaUmgartel Professor Charlotte Christensen, physics, researches the universe. Literally. “Broadly, I am interested in how galaxies evolve,” she said. Professor Christensen just recently received a grant from the College which will allow her to spend all of next year doing full-time research on the evolution of galaxies—investigating how they end up having…


SHIC offers discounted binders to students

By Louise Carhart The Sexual Health Information Center (SHIC) has recently begun offering binders at a discounted rate, in an effort to make transgender inclusivity a priority at Grinnell. SHIC is currently offering ten sizes of binders in two different lengths. “Oftentimes you’re ordering these things online and you have no idea how it’s…