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Track and field on fast track to success

By Gabe Singer  singerju@grinnell.edu The Pioneer men and women’s track teams are out of the gates and off to an impressive start this season. For many members of the team, fitness preparation for the spring began during the winter indoor season, prepping the team physically and mentally for outdoor competition. The preseason-training period culminated in…

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D-III Week celebrates diversity in athletics

By Stephen Gruber-Miller grubermi@grinnell.edu This week, in addition to Pride Week, Grinnell celebrated the second annual NCAA Division III Week with a former major league baseball umpire guest speaker, a student-athlete diversity panel and a poster campaign. The first Division III Week was in 2012 and was created to celebrate athletics and student-athletes. “Division III…

Minority Report: New slang

How do you tell your friends that they should do something that takes courage or gumption? Most likely, you don’t tell them, “Hey, be brave,” or “Go take responsibility for your actions!” You may, however, tell them to “man up,” “grow a pair,” “get some balls,” or “stop being a p***y.” Quick quiz: what do…

Letter to the Editor: CAFOs in Poweshiek County

This is a significantly abridged version of a letter sent to President Kington and other upper-level administrators at the College on April 3. It does not include sections on “What is a CAFO,” “The Permitting and Regulation of CAFOs in Iowa,” “The Proliferation of CAFOs in Iowa and Poweshiek County,” and “The Harmfulness of CAFOs.” …

Punk is sure to rattle Gardner Saturday night

Wet Hair is a low-fi band from Iowa City. They are a noise rock band whose music sounds like an empty street springing to life under a full moon, the streetlights flashing and manhole covers trembling while neon lights froth underneath. Their first album, In Vogue Spirit, features songs that range from simplistic beats to…

Search begins for new Dean of College

By Stephen Gruber-Miller grubermi@grinnell.edu The end of this academic year marks the completion of Paula Smith’s term as Dean of the College. David Lopatto, Psychology, has been appointed as Interim Dean following her departure, and the College is now beginning a national search for a new dean who will help lead the College as it…

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Animals inhabit Faulconer Gallery

By Kelly Pyzik  pyzikkel@grinnell.edu Today, Grinnell’s Faulconer Gallery will open an experiment in curation entitled Animals Among Us. The exhibition was curated by the ten students in the humanities seminar, Captured Creatures, taught by Lesley Wright, Director of the Faulconer Gallery. It is made up of pieces that are highly diverse in medium, style, age…