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Frisbee warms up in cold weather

By Fabiola Barral barralfa@grinnell.edu This past weekend, the Ultimate Frisbee team trekked out to the cold and windy fields of Missouri to play in their first outdoor tournament this year. The Midwest Throwdown is attended annually by Grinnell’s Frisbee teams and is generally their first tournament of the season. Teams from as far away as…

Club teams seek respect

By Jacqui Vautin vautinja@grinnell.edu Despite lacking a physical mascot, Grinnell’s twenty varsity teams take pride in calling themselves Pioneers. However, other teams break the mold and adopt different mascots, including the Wild Turkeys, the Black Sheep, the Grinnellephants, and the Sticky Tongue Frogs. These are examples of club sports at Grinnell: more competitive than intramurals…

A View from Below: Got drugs?

When former Representative Ron Paul retired earlier this year, I thought to myself, “What will he most be remembered for?” The first two issues that immediately jumped to mind were his dedication for ending the Federal Reserve and his passion for the legalization of raw milk. The legalization of raw milk might seem like a…

A new mission for GSC

By Stephen Gruber-Miller, grubermi@grinnell.edu An on-campus Christian group, Grinnellians Seeking Christ (GSC), has changed their mission statement this semester to simplify their message and help people remember what they represent. “We are a diverse yet united Christian community that seeks to reflect God’s love for all people,” the statement reads. “We value inquisitive minds. We affirm…

Life in the City [Year]

Former Grinnellian Ethan Kenvarg ’12 returned this week to talk to current students about his experience thus far working as a Biology tutor with City Year at Kelvyn Park High School in West Side Chicago. City Year, a non-profit organization which partners with low-performing schools in urban areas, offers volunteers between the ages of 17…

Can the substandard speak?

By Yishi Liang, liangyis@grinnell.edu On December 7, the S&B published an article on the potentially substandard living conditions of off-campus houses. The photo that accompanied this article was of the house on 1005 High Street, and the current residents of the house, Moira Donovan ’14, Ian Gold, ’13, Will Jackson ’13, Robert Mulry ’13 and Pooj…