Letter to the editor: The case for divestment

The Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, established by the Board of Trustees of Grinnell College,  has completed another round of open dialogue with the community. This marks a critical moment for establishing clarity about what student organizers mean when we talk about divestment. While I am not a member of Grinnell College Student…

IoWhat is Going on in Politics? On hurricanes and home

  The idea of home is one of the most important forces in politics. At almost every candidate event, you will hear a politician state how many generations their family has lived in Iowa. They’ll talk about their home on a family farm. But “home” is not just an abstract rhetorical device for candidates to…

Staff Editorial: Gun Violence after Vegas

Following the deadliest mass shooting in American history, The S&B has both a journalistic and moral obligation to confront the pervasiveness of gun violence in our society. The massacre at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is of a sort that remains all too common in the United States. In any other mature democracy, the death…

Letter to the editor: Whatever happened to activism?

Grinnell has a deep history of activism. From the history of the town’s founding to the New Deal to the Vietnam War, our community has been generally on the right side of history and has taken an active stance on issues of political and social justice, responsibility and activism. So, with that in mind, I…

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Swarna Chitrakar speaks on Patachitra

By Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu Artist Swarna Chitrakar impressed the Grinnell College community with beautiful singing and descriptive and stunning artwork during her gallery talk on Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Faulconer Gallery. The event was the latest in a series of talks held in Faulconer’s current exhibition, “Many Visions, Many Versions,” which features contemporary indigenous…

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Music Faculty display their talents in second annual showcase

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Grinnell College music department faculty performed in the second annual Music Faculty Showcase on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Rather than longer, individual pieces, which has been the norm at traditional faculty recitals, the concert consisted of short group pieces of styles including jazz, bossa nova, classical, traditional Latin American…

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CupcakKe brings femme, sex-plicit hip-hop

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu She’s unique, she’s unapologetic, her fans call themselves “slurpers” and she’s coming to Grinnell this weekend. Get ready to see rapper CupcakKe, who will be taking Harris Center by storm at 10 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 7.  Having grown up in Chicago, CupcakKe started rapping after a member of her church…