Column: Gottlieb Gets Messi

Lionel Messi, the Argentine and FC Barcelona forward, is the best soccer player in the world. He won the World Player of the Year award in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and last weekend made another great stride toward becoming the best player of all time.   After scoring his 75th and 76th goals of the…

Goat Rodeo Unwinds With Panache

By Colin Ludlow ludlowco@grinnell.edu In the near future, you should take a quick stroll off campus.  If fortune is kind, you will find yourself at a rather quaint residence marked 1030 East Street.  Considering the kempt appearance, the intact fence and the distinguishing trellis, you may mistake it as the home of a visiting professor…

Spotlight: Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor ’15, a transfer from UW-Lacrosse, plays point guard on the basketball team. “[Taylor is] the real deal … a very special player who just might be the next leading scorer in the nation,” said Grinnell associate head coach, David Arseneault ’09, in an interview on the Grinnell College Athletics website. The Pioneers open…

Day in the Life–Rebecca Mandt ’13

8:00 a.m.—Lunge to shut off alarm. Loud noises in the morning are bad. 8:23 a.m.—Accept that it’s morning. Roll out of bed. Hair looks crazy. Oh, well, I’ll wear a hat. 8:25 a.m.—Both my roommates are up too! Getting to see Emily Boydston ’13 and Lee Rodman ’13 first thing makes the morning a little…

Lyle’s Pub is a Light in the Darkness

By Danielle Williams williams11@grinnell.edu Few campus personalities are as well known as Lyle Bauman, Grinnell Marketplace Supervisor, whose cheery personality and sunny smile are mainstays of the Dining Hall. What’s not as well known, however, is how the campus pub came to be named after him—it turns out that it was the result of a…

A capella inundation

Grinnell’s a capella groups gave musical performances in the Bucksbaum Rotunda this weekend, singing some pop hits to captive audiences. The G-Tones joined Con Brio for a concert on Sunday evening, while Noteworthy performed solo on Monday evening. All three groups drew sizable crowds of students looking for a study break. The G-Tones, the all-male…

Smith gives us For More

By Geo Gomez gomezgeo@grinnell.edu The recent Smith Gallery exhibition, “For More,” was a week-long, collaborative show created by seniors Andy Lange, Caleb Neubauer, Clint Williamson and Vadim Fainberg, who is Business Manager for the S&B. The pieces vary in medium and setup but are characterized by fragmentation and repetition. Williamson’s piece involves a looping movie…

Godot worth the wait

By Joe Engleman engleman@grinnell.edu For the first time in nearly twenty years, Grinnell College will be asked to sit alongside Estragon and Vladimir and wait for Godot. 2013 will mark the sixtieth year that people first stood in Paris and waited for Godot. You might be asking—why do people still wait for Godot? The answer…

Letter to the editor: President Kington responds to financial aid article

I appreciated the spirit of inquiry behind Peter Sullivan’s recent article about faculty views on the College’s financial future and endowment spending (“Pointing to endowment, faculty advise restrained action on financial aid,” November 9th). I would like to respond with several points of correction and clarification. First, and most importantly, Sullivan’s lead claims that “some…