Staff Editorial: 100 Days of Bummer

100 Days is a long-running tradition here at Grinnell; getting super drunk and making out with that crush from tutorial is not. Although many students might think 100 Days has been around forever, the party in its present incarnation has only existed for the past eleven saliva-filled years. Originally intended to promote class bonding and…

No Limits? Understanding the Financial Aid Debate

In a few short weeks, the Grinnell College Board of Trustees will assemble on campus for its winter meeting. Among the many items of business to be resolved, none is more pressing than decisions regarding the College’s financial future and need-blind admission practices. The Trustees are confronted with a difficult question that President Kington raised…

Ask SHIC: Subsistence on Semen?

The Sexual Health Information Center welcomes you back to campus for another exciting and sexy semester! The SHIC office has officially re-opened with new hours but the same group of knowledgeable and utterly relatable peer educators, ready to answer your questions and get you all the safe sex supplies you could possibly need. Our hours…

SHACS Insufficient

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is a valuable resource on campus, but they seem better equipped for students who have the flu than students struggling with mental health. Students with mental illnesses who approach SHACS frequently discover that their difficulties lie outside the scope of what SHACS is currently equipped to care for, or…

Grinnell Music Scene Deserves More Credit

To Ms. Alyce Eaton and Eliza-Eve Leas, I am troubled by last week’s article on Paducah, particularly the sour tone of the section regarding the Grinnell music scene. Quite frankly, the quotes identifying Grinnell’s music scene as “deteriorating” in the past three years are inaccurate at best. When the members of Paducah were first years,…

Women’s basketball Knox out the competition

By Graham Fisher fishergr@grinnell.edu As the season is winding down for the women’s basketball team, the Pioneers are making a final push to make the conference tournament. On Tuesday, the Pioneers beat Knox College 94-75, led by Tolu Alabi ’13, who finished with a season-high of 27 points. “Yesterday was a really good win for…

Dogs and ducks splash it up

By Natalie Duncombe  duncombe@grinnell.edu The Grinnell College swimming and diving team is coming off a strong showing against Macalester College as they look towards the end of their season. Both the men’s and women’s teams soundly defeated the opposing Scots 167-72 and 190.5-92.5 respectively. “We had a really strong meet,” said team captain Manu Spooner…

Spotlight: Griffin Lentsch

Griffin Lentsch ’13, from Forest Lake, Minnesota, has been a leading scorer during his career at Grinnell. Last season, Lentsch broke the NCAA DIII national record for points in a game with 89 against Principia College (broken again by Jack Taylor ’15 with 138 this season) and led the nation in 3-point field goals made…

Men’s basketball easily puts out Prairie Fire

By Brendan Ramirez ramirezb@grinnell.edu This has been an exceptional year for the Grinnell men’s basketball team. They are currently in second place in the Midwest Conference and have a great shot at hosting the Midwest Conference Tournament. With their last two big wins over Lake Forest and Knox, they are looking strong going into the…

Jaw-Dropping dance group graces Roberts Theatre

By Lily Jamaludin  jamaludi@grinnell.edu On Wednesday evening, Roberts Theater was honored with a performance from critically acclaimed modern dance company, Michael Mao Dance. The performance lasted over an hour, interspersed with commentary from choreographer Michael Mao and followed by a question and answer session. The dance company performed five pieces choreographed by Mao: “Lorca Libre,”…