Spotlight: Allison Miller

Allison Miller is a fourth-year diver from Des Moines. She majors in History with a concentration in American Studies. Miller won the one-meter diving competition at both meets the Pioneers have participated in this year. This weekend the Pioneer swimmers will compete at home in the Pioneer Classic at 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m….

Pioneers start year swimmingly

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu The fish of the Bear have been swimming at a steady pace this semester and hope to finish the semester strong with the Pioneer Classic this weekend. Of course, their season really turns up in the spring semester, kicked off by the teams’ annual trip to Florida. Currently, the Grinnell men…

Gottlieb applauds historic 138

So by this point, if you haven’t heard, there is a legend living among you. He walks down your loggia, eats in your dining hall and goes to class in the same academic buildings you do. His name is Jack Taylor ’15 and last Tuesday, he scored 138 points against Faith Baptist Bible College. Yep,…

Letter to the Editor: Do the Math

As one of the many Grinnell students who protested our college’s investments in South Africa in the early eighties, I know that such activity can lead to results. I look back with pride at our efforts to ensure that Grinnell College did not profit from an immoral situation. Today there is a new issue that…

Black Friday could be a positive for labor

It was freezing in Chicago post-Thanksgiving Day: the coldest it has been since last February (51 degrees), and the wind chill kept getting worse. Yet, on Friday morning at three different Wal-Marts throughout Chicago, hundreds of people gathered to protest, joining with some 1,000 Wal-Mart actions in 28 states and around the globe, including one…

What If?

Gerry isn’t that different from you and me, except for the fact that he was born with scarlet scales on his arms. From the tops of his shoulders to the ends of his fingertips blazed thousands and thousands of scales. Sometimes, when Gerry walked into direct sunlight, he would swear his arms were on fire….

Behind the scenes: Backyard prisons

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu The United States’ relationship with prisons has changed significantly in the last few decades to the point where some facets of our society consider it a status symbol. At least, these are some of the sentiments that Tracy Huling ’77 reveals in her 1999 film Yes, In My Backyard. Huling returned…

IndepenDance

By Danielle Williams williams11@grinnell.edu At Grinnell, a number of clubs perform various dance styles, but IndepenDance is unique as the only hip-hop group on campus. This Friday, IndepenDance is presenting their Fall Showcase to show off their talent. Fans of hip-hop dance at Grinnell should be familiar with IndepenDance. Members performed at the Drag Show…

House of Ladosha

By Geo Gomez gomezgeo@grinnell.edu House of Ladosha is a fierce rap group coming from the dark and devastating depths of New York. Like a beast tearing the figurative “closet” of queer culture to shreds and unleashing the revelry of a gay wonderland upon the world, House of Ladosha comes correct with diva realness, drag and…