Cornstock invades Grinnell

By Danielle Williams williams11@grinnell.edu To most people, Woodstock was a hippie music festival that featured a lot of drugs and dancing in mud. More than half a million people were in attendance and Jimi Hendrix was the closing act. Chloe Pachovas ’14 wanted to organize something similar at Grinnell, but on a smaller scale and…

LOTR and Harry Potter on Main

By Yishi Liang liangyis@grinnell.edu Upon entering 1203 Main Street, the first thing one may notice is the smell of delicious food wafting from the downstairs kitchen. This is the home of skilled cook Ann Marie Dalton, feminists Claire Fleckenstein and Clara Montague, Boone’s Farm enthusiast S&B Photo Editor Avery Rowlison and eligible bachelor S&B  News…

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Tennis set to bring home the hardware

By Danielle Williams  williams11@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s men’s tennis team has had a long history of success in the Midwest Conference dating back to 2000. This weekend, they may be on their way to possibly their 10th consecutive conference title. The team will travel to Madison, Wis., to play Carroll University on Friday morning in the semi-finals…

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Track and field running smoothly

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu In a season plagued by bad weather, practicing for outdoor sports has definitely been a bit more difficult. “We’re so fortunate to have the indoor facility we have. We’ve been able to train inside, but it’s also really hard. For example, with the 4x100m handoffs, you really need to know the…

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Sports debate weather or not to play

By Jacqui Vautin  vautinja@grinnell.edu Spring seems to finally be arriving in Grinnell. Daffodil tips are poking through the dirt outside of Burling and the forecast is in the 70s for early next week. But in a town where weather can fluctuate from 27 to 75 in a matter of days, there is a possibility that…

Town hall sheds light on college’s environmentalism

By Gabe Singer singerju@grinnell.edu Two town hall meetings on Tuesday gave a public look at the College’s energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, investment strategy regarding fossil fuels and green energy, plan for sustainability and the current status of plans to develop a small wind farm. The meeting began with a presentation made by Scott Wilson…

Marsha Ternus talks restorative justice

For the past two weeks, former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus has been teaching a short course at Grinnell about restorative justice. This past Monday, Ternus opened her last class to the public, giving a talk entitled “Restorative Justice.” Ternus then spoke with S&B reporter Kelly Pyzik about our nation’s current criminal justice…

Earth week littered with events

By Darwin Manning manningd@grinnell.edu The Student Environmental Committee wanted to make Earth Day memorable this year, so they invited suggestions from the group and around campus to compile an Earth Week. The first event was a town hall on the sustainability of the College and fossil fuel investments in the endowment; the culminating event will…

Symposium discusses local, global human trafficking

By Fabiola Barral  barralfa@grinnell.edu After more than a year of planning, the Rosenfield Program proudly presented this week’s symposium topic: human trafficking. Over the course of a few days, the College hosted events and guest speakers centered around this controversial—and surprisingly close to home—issue. James Kofi Annan’s visit to Grinnell last year inspired the symposium,…