Volleyball Goes West

A road trip for an athletic team usually means packing up the bus, driving hours to a Midwestern location to compete against an opponent, packing up the bus and heading home. This past weekend, the Grinnell women’s volleyball team went on a road trip, but it was a bit more fun than usual. The Pioneers…

Writers@Grinnell kicks off in style

On Thursday, September 13, author Natalie Bakopolous visited Grinnell College for a reading as a part of the Writers@Grinnell program. Bakopoulos’ debut novel, The Green Shore, was released in June and traces the lives of four characters swept up in the coup d’etat that placed Greece under a military junta known as “The Regime of…

Johnson chronicles iconic black women

Sojourner Truth, Alice Walker, Michelle Obama—each of these women faced and overcame the harmful stereotypes placed upon strong black women. Lakesia Johnson explores the strides these women have made and the challenges they faced in her new book Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman. “Given the persistence of negative stereotypes that exist in…

Ashizawa Arrives

This Sunday, September 16, the Izumi Ashizawa Performance theater troupe, along with two current Grinnell students, will be performing in the Flanagan Theater at 7:30 p.m. The performance is entitled “Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady” and is a devised piece based on a traditional Japanese story. In the story, a woman transforms…

Pioneer Runners Shine at Home

The Grinnell cross country teams started strong last Saturday at the annual Les Duke Invitational the Oakland Acres Golf Club outside Grinnell. On a balmy afternoon, cheered on by fellow students and professors, the Grinnell women placed second with a score of 82—33 points higher than the meet champion, Wartburg College. “The meet went really…

Hot new club at Grinnell

Fire artists Chloe Pachovas ’14 and Pelle Hall ’14 staged an exclusive demonstration of their unique craft for the S&B last Tuesday night. Armed with a staff and a tool similar to a flail, the pair demonstrated Grinnell’s latest art form on Mac Field. Let’s start with the basics. What do you call this club…

Coaches Can’t Get Enough Of Grinnell

While many students develop a great love for Grinnell and embrace the College and town as their second home and family, perhaps none feel such an unwavering connection as those who, after being students, go on to teach or coach. This is undoubtedly the case for four head coaches who also graduated as student-athletes: Jeff…

Letter to the Editor: SGA clarifies plans

Dear Grinnellians, We, SGA Cabinet, would like to apologize for the incorrect information that was printed in last week’s issue of the S&B due to a gap in communication within Cabinet. Here is a brief clarification of the situation regarding SGA’s financial plans for the semester: Money that is not spent by the end of…

Magic, Magic, Magic

What happened to all the magic? I’m not talking about tricks of light or sleight of hand, I’m talking about real magic. We all used to know it – from the 43-year old businessman who sits in his office working until twilight, to the tired taxi driver who grows sick of looking at the same…