Mark Redito, Great Dane and Mike Gao to finish up Concerts

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts is hosting the last show of the semester tonight at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge. The fall lineup concludes with LA-based producers Mark Redito, Great Dane and Mike Gao. DJ and producer Mark Redito makes music that is powerful in its ability to be playful and hype as hell. His…


Blast from the Past: Judith Darrh

By Steve Yang  yangstev17@grinnell.edu It is not every day at Grinnell that one has the opportunity to learn about a past Grinnell College, a time before the JRC or the Bear had been built and when the school still had horse stables on campus. Students can read about older eras in yellowed issues of the…


Wes Finch helps skate park get closer to completion

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu After winning Wes Finch Auto Plaza’s Facebook charity contest, the Grinnell Skate and Bike Motocross (BMX) Project is 1,000 dollars closer to becoming as good as new. The Bailey Park Skate Park has been a second home to many youths in Grinnell who like to ride BMX bikes or skateboards. However,…


As winter approaches, MICA can help

By Eva Lillienfeld Combating poverty tends to conjure images of food pantries and clothing drives, but winter brings additional problems for low-income households. As the temperatures cool down, many Iowans are forced to choose between rising heating bills and other living necessities. Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) helps administer a federal program, the Low-Income Home Energy…

Five student initiatives pass

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu According to an email released by Grinnell College’s Student Government Association (SGA) on Tuesday, Nov. 8, five out of the six student initiatives proposed for the Fall 2016 semester have been officially passed. Student initiatives offer a platform for students to voice their opinions and propose potential improvements to campus life….


Heldman on Anti-Rape Movements

Caroline Heldman, a professor at Occidental College, has spent years fighting against the injustices of sexual assault on college campuses. This week, Heldman came to campus to give a talk entitled “The New Campus Anti-Rape Movement”. Prior to their talk, The S&B met with Heldman to discuss their expertise. The S&B: In recent years, there’s…

Alexander ’97 talks race and pop culture

Lisa Doris Alexander ’17, associate professor of African American Studies at Wayne State University, returned to Grinnell this week to deliver a convocation lecture on what pop culture says about society, with a particular focus on race relations. Before speaking on Thursday, Alexander met with The S&B’s Philip Kiely to talk about her return ….


Grinnell’s first Social Class Awareness Week

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu This week marks Grinnell’s first Social Class Awareness Week. Questbridge liaison Tim Burnette ’19 collaborated with the Questbridge team and Intercultural Affairs to plan a slew of events, including talks by professors, a student panel and a film screening. The week began on Monday, Nov. 14 with a first generation student…

Make Our School a Sanctuary

Dear Grinnell College Administration and Board of Trustees: Grinnell College prides itself in upholding its core values of fostering a diverse community and committing to a life-long project of social responsibility. Yet we —  Grinnell College faculty, staff, student body, alumni, family members and members of the broader community — believe these critical elements that…


Folk-pop in Herrick tonight with PHOX

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu It’s time for another highly anticipated concert — PHOX is playing at Herrick Chapel tonight at 9 p.m. Opening for PHOX is Grinnell’s Seth Hanson ’17 who performs under the moniker Seth Hanson and the Additional Six. Since starting this project in 2012, Hanson has put out 11 releases. On his most…