Elvis Impersonator Graces Grinnell

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu Elvis may be dead, but Grinnell played host to the next best thing on Thursday night: a talented Elvis impersonator by the name of Joseph Hall. Hall, who is probably best known for his participation in NBC’s America’s Got Talent competition in 2008, stopped by the Grinnell Eagles Lodge for a…

Changes a-brewin’ at Saints Rest

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Coffee aficionados of Grinnell, rejoice! Saints Rest Coffeehouse, transitioned to new owners, retains its charm while adding a few perks. The coffeehouse, a local staple, recently came under new ownership after its previous owners, Jeff Phelps ’71 and his wife Patricia, decided to retire. Sam Cox, the new proprietor, is a…

Spotlight: Hayley Levin ’16

Hayley Levin ’16 was recently named Grinnell College Athlete of the Week, as well as the Midwest Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. She holds the fastest time in the Midwest Conference this season for the 100 fly and 200 IM, is ranked second in the 400 IM, 100 breast and 200…

Swim team tans, tones and trains in Florida

By Alysia Horcher horchera@grinnell.edu During winter break, about half of the men and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled 1,500 miles to Naples, Florida for two tough weeks of training, as well as a meet against Connecticut College. The team left Grinnell on a bus on January 2 and returned on the afternoon of January…

The Fairgrounds residents fairly grounded

By Yishi Liang & Antonia Androski  liangyis@grinnell.edu androski@grinnell.edu Just across the street from Main residence hall is the clearly labeled and always lively house of Grinnell’s swimming and diving team, also known as the Fairgrounds. The house is the home to swimmers Emmanuel Spooner ’13, Beck Ringdahl-Mayland ’13, Richard “Tricky Dick Bigs” Bigler ’13, Alex…

D-Halal’s new venue and ice cream at the Grill

By Lily Jamaludin jamaludi@grinnell.edu This spring semester, Dining Services has introduced several new changes to the Marketplace and the Spencer Grill. The Marketplace—or, D-Hall, as it is more commonly called—added a new halal venue and updated its previous gluten-free venue. The Spencer Grill introduced products from the 2nd Street Creamery, an Iowa-based ice cream company….

Gardner prepares for punk invasion

By Geo Gomez gomezgeo@grinnell.edu The Orwells bring a nostalgic, adolescent-angst infused punk to Gardner this Friday, January 25. The five-member, all-male band from Elmhurst, Illinois will wail Grinnellians into a classic punk mosh pit euphoria. In their song “MallRat (LaLaLa),” the band opens with the quote “I believe with all my heart that rock n’roll…

Paducah, formerly [gluestick], still noisy

By Alex Claxton  claxtonc@grinnell.edu Clint Williamson ’13, Vadim Fainberg ’13 and Concerts Chair Pooj Padmaraj ’13 got together to form Gluestick in the beginning of their first year on campus. Looking back on it, the three emphasized how natural the process felt and how quickly it happened. “Clint and I lived on the same floor…