Human Readable: tech tips for human beings

Have you ever wished you could just tell your computer what you wanted it to do, instead of searching through hundreds of menus to find just the program you want? It turns out that you can, using a powerful tool known as a semantic launcher. Launchers cut through the clutter on your computer and let…

Get out there and show support!

Well, we’ve reached the end of Week 2, and our lives are beginning to fall into their recognizable routines. We now all know which off -campus house names suck, which classes are going to push us into some obscure corner of an academic building to eke out a humble grade and perhaps most of all,…

Kramer Talks College Football, Gaddafi

Much like Muammar Gaddafi, College Football had a rough summer. As a sport rather than a man, hiding out to avoid attacks was a less feasible option. So the sports media, bored as we all are by baseball, attacked the sport like anti-regime revolutionaries all summer. The NCAA propagates an immaculate image of the college…

Heirloom tomatoes gather Grinnell families, dogs, students

The Heirloom Tomato Tasting Festival at the Grinnell Heritage Farm was held last Sunday for all those who imagined a tomato was anything other than a fruit. The event boasted no fewer than 10 different kinds of tomatoes—ranging from the purple and sweetly tangy “Black from Tula,” to the succulent red and yellow striped “Speckled…

Women’s Soccer Splits First Two Games

After an overtime loss in the season opener against Cornell College on Thursday, Sept. 1, the Women’s soccer team bounced back with an exciting win in their home opener against Augsburg College last Saturday. The Pioneers started strong with a 1-0 lead, but the Auggies retaliated and the first half ended in a tie. Grinnell…

Bourbon Street Closes

Saturday, Sept. 3 was the last day of business for the downtown Grinnell restaurant Bourbon Street and Voodoo Lounge. The restaurant, known for its Cajun, Creole and American style cuisine, was owned by Barmuda MMC, which opted not to extend its lease for the establishment. Bourbon Street’s closure was primarily a business-motivated decision, according to…

Peppertree replaces depot, brings Oskaloosa staples

Where the Depot Crossing Restaurant once stood, out sprang the Peppertree. Located on the corner of 3rd and Park St., the new restaurant is one of two Peppertree establishments owned by Steve Tibbits. Tibbits purchased the space at the historic train crossing after the success of his first Peppertree restaurant in Oskaloosa, IA, a small…

Cross Country Hosting 50th Annual Les Duke

Following a very successful 2010 season, both the Men and Women’s Cross Country teams hold high ambitions for the upcoming year. The men’s team, standing 33 strong, enters the 2011 season prepared to build on last year’s NCAA Division III Central Region title and trip to the national meet.        Returning to the team is…