Jane Chen Embraced by Grinnell

Jane Chen is one of the founders of Embrace, a winner of the Social Justice Prize. She and her co-founder have been on campus all week. Emma Sinai-Yunker sat down with her for a Q&A on her experiences on campus thus far. What is Embrace and how does it work? Embrace is a social enterprise…

Volleyball Club Attracts All Skill Sets

By Yishi Liang liangyis@grinnell.edu At Grinnell, when the students can’t find an outlet for their interest, they create it. A prime example of this would be the recently formed intramural Volleyball Club.   Kevin Charette ’15 and former student Jakob Gnirke founded the club this September. Charette wanted to play a sport at Grinnell but…

Athletic teams provide support for first years

By Hayes Gardner gardnerh@grinnell.edu Adapting to a new environment away from home and handling more rigorous classes than high school is a challenge for any college student. For first-year athletes, the process also involves becoming members of a new team. However, many first-year athletes find the support teams provide to be beneficial to the college…

Runners Race to Nationals

By Joe Engleman engleman@grinnell.edu The men’s and women’s cross-country teams both finished in the top ten at the Central Regional Championships this past weekend in Northfield, Minnesota. The excellent finishes and the men’s recent reclaiming of the Midwest Conference title weren’t the only reasons to celebrate the successful season. Stephanie Rouse ’13, Sarah Burnell ’14…

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…