Intramural sports cultivate competition and wellness

By Merlin Mathews For students who want to enjoy the physical activity and camaraderie of sports without the stress of varsity leagues, the College’s Intramurals program may have the solution. The program draws students from a wide range of athletic backgrounds, who come together out of a common desire to participate in sports that…


Men’s Tennis compeats in USTA/ ITA tournament

By Reed Cassell Essex Last weekend, the Grinnell College tennis team went to compete in regionals, against teams in the middle and upper Midwest. Jose Coloma ’19  described it as a “fun weekend.” Coloma, a second year tennis player at Grinnell, got furthest in this tournament on the College’s team and made it to…


All Worked Up: Grinnellians balance schoolwork and paid work

By Lily Bohlke & Mira Braneck & A big part of coming to college is learning how to balance classes, extracurriculars, a social life and for some, a job. Although school is all students’ priority, many students also prioritize work on and off campus in order to pay for living expenses. There are numerous…

Congressional race re-classified

By Carter Howe The first Congressional district race in Iowa between incumbent Republican Rod Blum and Democrat Monica Vernon is now considered a tossup by the Cook Political Report, one of just 24 tossups out of all 435 House seats. A recent Loras College poll showed Blum with a seven-point lead, with 45 percent…

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Homecoming Parade moves through City

The homecoming parade for the Grinnell Newburg Community High School wove its way through Grinnell this Thursday to celebrate the beginning of the home football season and culminating in the naming of homecoming king and queen with the homecoming court looking on.


Car burglaries rampent in Grinnell

By Phillip Kiely Last month, the Grinnell Police Department (GPD) received fifteen reports of cars being burglarized. This recent rash of thefts has prompted an investigation from the GPD. “It’s something we take very seriously, we’ve allocated resources to look into it. … We do our best to investigate it and to ultimately find…

“Rabbit Hole” shown this weekend

By Megan Tcheng The Grinnell Community Theatre, in conjunction with the Grinnell Area Arts Council, will open its production of “Rabbit Hole” today. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, written by renowned playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire, will take place at the Loft Theatre on Broad Street next to the Art Center. Featuring a six-member cast, including Alex…


The Disenchanted “Deplorables”

With the presidential election a mere 31 days away, Hillary Clinton seems to be the consensus candidate. She enjoys the endorsement of dozens of major newspapers and hundreds of public officials, moderate Republicans are looking to her as a savior from their party’s nominee and she has been hailed for an unparalleled lifetime of public…

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This Crazy Life: Flexibility in the Face of Fear

In my experience, structuring out one’s life path event by event is akin to writing up a Pirate’s Code. On one side of this analogy, we’re writing a Code of Conduct for a host of sea raiders and expecting them to sit down and parley. If I’m writing down a detailed life plan, I might…