Bank in Grinnell robbed Monday

A man robbed the Community 1st Credit Union in Grinnell Monday, leaving with an undisclosed amount of money but injuring no one. Grinnell police are still investigating and no arrests have been made. Police said a man entered the credit union around 8:30 a.m. and demanded money before leaving the area on foot. The credit…

Social Justice Prize winners react

The College spends money on many things: staff salaries, water bills and giant ice sculptures to pour beverages through in the dining hall. But with last week’s announcement of the 2012 Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, the College will now also be spending money on disaster relief and infant warmers, at least indirectly. Each…

SGA senator elections lead to runoffs

The fall semester SGA senator elections are still a tossup. With only four senators elected so far, close to 20 candidates have been entered in runoff elections for Clangrala, CaNaDa, East, Jamaland, Loosehead and Off-Campus. The results of those votes will be announced Friday around 11:59 p.m. “It’s difficult for people to win outright, because…

Symposium focuses on quality teaching

On a college campus such as Grinnell’s, there is always a certain level of talk about education. But this past week, there was an added focus as the Rosenfield Program hosted a symposium exploring topics from how best to prepare teachers to how to evaluate them once on the job. The planning of the symposium,…

Spotlight: Cody Weber

  What has it been like working with a freshman quarterback this year? It’s been exciting to get to know Sam (Poulos) this year.  Receivers and quarterbacks have got to have a close relationship on the field so that he knows where I’m going to be on the field at all times no matter the…

Women’s Golf Returns Varsity Team

After coming close last year, the Grinnell women’s golf team looks forward to competing at this year’s Midwest Conference Championships. The team is made of seven returning players and no first years. Aside from one member who graduated last year, all of the team has returned. Head Coach David Arseneault Sr., in an email to…

New Year For Men’s Soccer

After a 5-10-2 campaign in 2011, many of the players on the Grinnell men’s soccer team are looking forward to the upcoming season. Despite many strong returners, the team is looking to fill holes left by some of last year’s seniors. The class of 2012 graduated several players, including starting goalkeeper Greg Fox, leading scorer…

Lightning Bolt hits Gardner

Lightning Bolt, Supersonic Piss and Paducah will be bringing the noise to Grinnell this Friday. The headliner for the show, Lightning Bolt, is a “two piece group with massive sounds,” according to the Grinnell Concerts blog. Founded in Rhode Island during the late nineties by vocalist/drummer Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian Gibson, Lightning Bolt is…

Civil War in Bucksbaum

Although not quite filling Bucksbuam with smoke and bullets, the Faulconer Gallery’s new exhibition Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection opened with a bang on the final Friday of last month, August 31. The exhibition has since simmered with the haze of the age-old war of secession.            …

Volleyball Goes West

A road trip for an athletic team usually means packing up the bus, driving hours to a Midwestern location to compete against an opponent, packing up the bus and heading home. This past weekend, the Grinnell women’s volleyball team went on a road trip, but it was a bit more fun than usual. The Pioneers…