Coralina visits Grinnell

This week it was not only election politics that infiltrated Grinnell, but also Cuban music, in the form of the Cuban choir Schola Cantorum Coralina. Last Wednesday night, the group performed several different styles of music, from contemporary to popular Cuban, and other Latin-American influenced pieces. The group was originally recruited by John Rommereim, Music,…

Spotlight: Nicole Sipfle

Nicole Sipfle, co-captain and midfielder of the Grinnell women’s soccer team, talks soccer, Disco Pogo and medical schools.   What’s your first memory of playing soccer? My first memories are from playing on a co-ed team when I was younger just because I thought the girls didn’t play hard enough. So I played on a…

Seminar students share Smith

From November 5 to November 9, the Smith Gallery featured artwork from students taking Hybrid Media, a studio art seminar. Kamila Berkalieva ’13, Lauren Caskey ’13, Matt Mertes ’12.5 and Christopher Squier ’13 created pieces for a mid-semester exhibition. Caskey’s work, titled Lines Through Definition: A Drawing Series, is a collection of about twenty hand-drawn,…

Hand to Mouth to stage

Small, dark, and surreal, Hand to Mouth is a poignant, site-specific piece of contemporary theater taking place in Faulconer Gallery. The show will be staged in a newly-created, temporary space designed by Craig Quintero, Theatre. Playing with a different way of telling stories, Hand to Mouth allows the audience to create their own meaning and…

Bowerbirds return to the nest

This Sunday evening, Bowerbirds, a band from Raleigh, North Carolina, will be performing in Herrick with bands Prypyat and Victorian Gaslight. Despite Bowerbirds’ exotic origins, however, lead vocalist and guitarist Phil Moore’s roots lie much closer to home for Grinnellians. In fact, Moore was originally from Grinnell, Iowa. Bowerbirds sounds something like a jam session…

Find the Rothbarts in Grinnell

Davy Rothbart, founder of FOUND magazine, author, documentary filmmaker and journalist extraordinaire, is coming to campus this Sunday, November 11, and he’s bringing his musically gifted brother Peter, the “international heartthrob” (as per his description on FOUND’s website). The duo are bringing their road trip tour to Grinnell through the Writers@Grinnell program in celebration of…

Day in the Life–Spencer Liberto ’15

6:45 a.m. – Alarm clock goes off. 7:23 a.m. – My roommate worries about me. He mumbles something about “not being my Mom.” Damn straight, he’s nowhere near as beautiful or elegant. 7:35 a.m. – I partake in a Dining Hall breakfast. What’s with that new juice in the juice dispenser? No way am I…