After brawl debate, Joint Board moves to other business

By Joe Engleman engleman@grinnell.edu Besides the “Money Brawl” debate, Joint Board proceeded normally. East Senator Gwenna Ihrie ’15, who sits on StiFund, declared that the committee would only purchase 3,000 condoms, instead of the original 5,000. Senator Mulopulos announced that the institutional boundaries to enshrining Environmental Science as an official major were too great to…

Spotlight: Sarah Burnell

Sarah Burnell ’14 ran for Grinnell High School and now runs as a Pioneer. She was named the Midwest Conference Women’s Cross Country Performer of the Week for the second time this year after posting the second best time in school history for a 6-Kilometer race, finishing in a time of 22:01 at Wartburg College…

Wild Turkeys Get in the Pool

By Paul Grant grantpau@grinnell.edu Having finished their first two tournaments with a 5-3 record, Grinnell’s Water Polo team is prepping for the do-or-die competition of the season, the conference tournament, which will be held here on October 20.     Similar to a varsity team, the Grinnell Wild Turkeys compete largely against D-III schools. For…

Gottlieb Talks Floppage

  For many years, flopping has been a huge part of basketball. Hall of Famers and role players alike have been making a living off of drawing fouls by tricking the referees. Fans have pushed NBA Commissioner, David Stern, over the edge in recent years on the subject. Since technology has become so advanced, fans…

Two-Sport Athletes Balance Time

By Danielle Williams  williams11@grinnell.edu Academics at Grinnell tend to take up a lot of time. It’s no secret that many organizations will add to this load, and sports are certainly a large time commitment, despite the school’s Division III status. Some students, however, find time to juggle academics, organizations and social lives with not one,…

Football Pioneers Tackle Monmouth

By Hayes Gardner gardnerh@grinnell.edu After allowing 61 points to Monmouth College last year when the Fighting Scots came to Grinnell, hopes were not too high for the 1-3 Pioneers to top traditional conference power Monmouth. However, that is exactly what Grinnell did, holding the Scots to a single touchdown and winning 21-7, improving their record…

Alum Chai returns as Writer@Grinnell

Alumni Scholar May-Lee Chai ’89, writer of novels and memoirs including the recent Hapa Girl, presented a talk on Thursday entitled “From Memory to Memoir: Writing More Than You Know” as part of the Writers@Grinnell program. When did you become interested in writing? I wrote for the Scarlet & Black all four years when I…

Tickets to the RAYGUN show

By Max Mindock  mindockm@grinnell.edu Just in case no one has mentioned it—we go to school in Iowa, the middle of Iowa. Everything you have ever heard of Iowa is probably true. There’s a lot of corn and not too many hills, but RAYGUN, a Des Moines-based clothing company, has provided a recent insight into Iowa’s…

Ward and A.Dd+ bring the heat

By Danielle Williams williams11@grinnell.edu Arrias Walls and Dionte Rembert, both 24 year-olds from Texas, came together to form a rising rap sensation called A.Dd+. “Dallas, Texas, is known for lots of things. Progressive, forward-thinking hip-hop has, until now, not been one of them,” A.Dd+’s biography reads. The duo’s rhymes move from light-hearted topics to heavy…

Dis(locations) discovers its space

By Siddharth Dhananjay dhananja@grinnell.edu Walking into Smith Gallery this week, you will enter more than an art exhibition. Dis(locations) by Christopher Squier ’13, S&B Arts Editor, is a visceral experience that questions memory and gets a colorful answer in return. According to the official description of the exhibition, inscribed on the wall at Smith, “Dis(locations)…focuses…