Altbreak pauses to reformulate priorities

Upcoming changes in the Alternative Break (AltBreak) program mean that there will be no AltBreak trips this semester. One of the main changes is selecting leaders earlier, which will leave more time for planning trips and skill development for participants. AltBreak trips are service trips led by students, usually held over fall and spring breaks….

True Grinnellian: Roberta See

This issue’s “True Grinnellian” spotlights Roberta See, who owns and operates Candyland Station with her husband, Doug. If you have ideas about a new sundae flavor, drop by Candyland Station—they’d love to hear them!   What inspired Candyland Station? I love the history side of it all… I love the “Happy Days,” I love the…

Sample foods, save the world with Oxfam America

On Saturday September 22, eleven members of the student organization Oxfam America at Grinnell attended the 10th annual World Food Festival in downtown Des Moines. The festival featured forty vendors offering a taste of international cuisine, thirty varieties of beers and wines from around the world, a mix of local and cultural entertainment and instructional…

Grinnell Makes Waves at Trials

For most division III student-athletes, ‘Olympian’ is a long-forgotten aspiration. This summer, Michael Brus ’14, Claire Williams ’13 and Claire Forrest ’13 each had to rework that goal into their four-year plan when they qualified for the Olympic and Paralympic trials. Deidre Freeman, the Grinnell diving coach, also competed at the Olympic trials. Only days…

NFL Referees: Under Further Review

Here’s the scenario. It’s the final minutes of the Eagles—Ravens game on Sunday on September 16. Haloti Ngata strips the ball from Michael Vick at the goal line.  As the play stood, the game was over, Baltimore wins and goes to 2-0.  However, the replacement officials overturned the call after a challenge, ruling that the…

Letter to the editor: 10/10 is 10/6

Dear S&B, As many of you may know there were some issues with the planning of 10/10 for this year. Originally 10/10 had been scheduled for October 13th, however, the administration suggested that because the trustees would be in town that night it might not be the best weekend to hold the party. The administration…