Paducah, formerly [gluestick], still noisy

By Alex Claxton  claxtonc@grinnell.edu Clint Williamson ’13, Vadim Fainberg ’13 and Concerts Chair Pooj Padmaraj ’13 got together to form Gluestick in the beginning of their first year on campus. Looking back on it, the three emphasized how natural the process felt and how quickly it happened. “Clint and I lived on the same floor…

Faulconer Gallery shelters broken spaces

By Christopher Squier  squierch@grinnell.edu Robert Polidori has been photographing architecture and interiors for the better part of three decades, turning structures into visible records of lived history and human narrative. As a staff photographer for The New Yorker, the French Canadian has done his fair share of country-hopping, traveling the globe in his search to…

Remembering Nick Klawes

Nick Klawes ’13 died Tuesday. He was 22. The cause of death is currently unknown. Nick was a Philosophy major and a resident of Madison, Wis. On Wednesday, there was a community gathering in JRC 101 to share memories about him. Nick was described as a loyal friend, a talented musician and an intelligent, thoughtful…

Staff, alumni prepare for need-blind statements

By Joe Wlos wlosjose@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s community continued discussing financial aid and admissions this week, with students, staff and alumni attempting to clarify their positions before an upcoming conference call with the Board of Trustees on Wednesday. All groups have concluded that they support the College’s need-blind policy, while understanding that the administration must make changes…

Unauthorized man enters women’s locker room

By Meg Schmitt  schmittm@grinnell.edu An unidentified male was found wandering through the women’s locker rooms in the Bear Center Friday, saying he was looking for his friend and eluding the student worker who went to find him. Emily Boydston ’13 was attending the desk in the equipment room at the time when several student athletes…

Spotlight: Gus Fulgoni

Gus Fulgoni ’15, from Kalamazoo, Mich., won three events at the Pioneer Classic on November 30 and December 1: the 50-yard freestyle and as a member of the 200 freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay , which earned him MWC Swimming and Diving Male Performer of the Week honors. Congratulations on the Pioneer Classic,…

Seven More Dreams

Perhaps this is lame of me to admit, but I’ve been playing Christmas songs since November. Alright, that’s a lie. I switched my Pandora station to Bing Crosby back in October. And right now, I’m typing this article to the rhythm of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” My holiday fervor is different this year, though. Like…