Sweet Summerz: Matthew Terry

Matthew Terry ’15 spent the summer working with the Chicago division of one of the leading names in improvisational (improv) theatre—The Second City. This theatre group is where some of today’s biggest comedians, such as Tina Fey, Steve Carrell and Steven Colbert got their start. He recounted his summer experience and shared his general thoughts…

Day in the Life–Darwin Manning ’13

7:53 a.m.—Wake up from another passionate dream where I was taking to the streets of D.C. Occupy style, possibly flashback from last Fall 7:55 a.m.—Clean up from my 1 a.m. snack of pistachios and darkened pretzels accompanied with viewing of The Dictator 7:58 a.m.—Check my phone and see that my dad has already run off…

SRC Changes Coming Out Group, Re-Catalogues Library

Incoming leaders at the Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) have instituted significant changes this semester, proving that the SRC’s facility and programs are not set in stone. Grinnell College’s safe space for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning community and their Allies, located in Younker Pit, has re-catalogued its library and started a new…

Country Club Teaches Tennis Tenaciously

The inhabitants of 1023 Park Street stand outside their home in matching white robes and slippers. They’re holding antique tennis rackets—props that give away their shared interest. Known to some as Tennis House, the residents have officially dubbed their abode the Country Club. The team said they chose the name because they wanted to evoke…

Celebrating Mando

Armando Montaño ’12, recent Grinnell alumnus and former editor and writer for the Scarlet & Black, died on June 30, 2012 in Mexico City. He was 22. Armando, known affectionately as Mando, was a summer intern for the Associated Press in Mexico City. He was eager to be starting journalism school at the University of…

SGA considers donating excess funds to College

The Student Government Association (SGA) is considering donating a large amount of money left over from previous semesters to the College’s endowment, SGA President Colleen Osborne ’13 said Thursday. As of Thursday night, the cabinet had not decided how much money might be donated, but the sum would be drawn from SGA’s fund of money…

Bob’s closes, seeks new options

By Stephen Gruber-Miller, grubermi@grinnell.edu Bob’s Underground Café may be closed for now, but Manager Anna Halpin-Healy ’13 and Assistant Manager Elena Gartner ’14 are hoping to change that. Bob’s, located in the basement of Main Hall, is not re-opening as a café this semester due to financial difficulties. The space will still open occasionally for…

Returning students hospitalized during NSO

Three returning students were hospitalized for alcohol abuse before the start of classes last week, according to Dean of Students Travis Greene. Greene said that no first-year students were hospitalized, even though the incidents all happened throughout New Student Orientation (NSO) week. In prior years, pre-fall semester alcohol-related hospitalizations have not been entirely uncommon. Last…