Angry Bovine Speared

This past Saturday the Grinnell College Department of Anthropology hosted the annual Atlatl spear throwing event called “Raging Cow.” The club at Grinnell is made up of students, faculty and other people interested in prehistoric technologies.  The Grinnell Atlatl group is run by Professor John Whittaker.  This year brought in people from all over the…

Garnder hosts a Cave in the Woods

The spelunkers in Gardner last Friday night exploring Cave, a Krautrock band based in Chicago, were treated to a show driven by a sometimes explosive, sometimes ambling rhythm section and sharp guitar. “The concert went really well,” Grinnell Concerts Chair Pooj Padmaraj ’13 said. “The songs they played were really long—more so than on their…

Mcqueen has nothing to be ashamed of

For about 10 minutes mid-way through British writer-director Steve McQueen’s addiction-drama “Shame,” it almost feels like you’re watching a normal movie. Two adults sit together at a restaurant on an awkward first date, making forced small talk and sharing and challenging each others’ philosophies about love and relationships. Later they walk through the dark streets…

Nonfiction reading brings laughs to library

“We really liked them! We were really impressed,” exclaimed several audience members at the Craft of Creative Nonfiction reading on Wednesday. The reading, which was held in Burling Library, featured writing by the students of Professor Ralph Savarese’s Craft of Creative Nonfiction class. Professor Savarese collaborated with Laureen Cantwell, Term Research and Instruction Librarian, to…

Fraenkel ’85 Discusses Environmental Policy

Amy Fraenkel ’85 gave the Phi Beta Kappa convocation on Thursday. Fraenkel is the North American Regional Director of the United Nations’ Environment Program. Prior to working for the UN, Fraenkel worked for private law practices in international and environmental law, was a senior policy advisor for in the Office of International Affairs with the…

Relays goes Alcohol-Free

This weekend is host to two very Grinnellian traditions. On Saturday morning, Mac field will be bustling with the relays team members. The festivities will then move to Harris Cinemas at 9 p.m. for the Titular Head film festival. Relays were initiated in 1973 and have been an on-and-off event for the past 40 years….

This Week in SGA

With a light up pen, a microphone, and a mallet, President Gabe Schechter ’12 opened this week’s Joint Board in the absence of Presiding Officer Peter Aldrich ’15. Aldrich arrived 30 minutes late, but he didn’t miss much, because Joint Board stretched just over four hours, as SGA deliberated and then deliberated some more. Schechter…

Letter: Policing Self-Gov

To The Editor: We found last week’s letter to the editor (“Police, Interrupted”) from the Students for a Just Society deeply concerning. While we acknowledge that there has, in fact, been a significant increase in police presence on the College campus this year, we take issue with the concerned students’ interpretation of events, and more…