Thank you Darlin

By Geo Gomez  gomezgeo@grinnell.edu Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Those Darlins are a rock band comprised of two women, Jesse and Nykki Darlin, and drummer Linwood Regensburg. Their Southern influence and personal determination grant the band a headstrong approach to songwriting and performance. With these strong roots, the band’s music has grown into a rock ’n’…

Double whammy in Faulconer

By Hannah Condon  condonha@grinnell.edu Friday, November 2 marks the opening of two shows by Grinnell faculty members in Faulconer Gallery. Craig Quintero, Theater, developed “we’re all in this together,” an installation space where visitors are encouraged to engage creatively with the arts. “Breach,” an exhibition by Andrew Kaufman, Art, examines the related themes of containment,…

The True Grinn-alien: Ron Cooper

By Aaron Lapkin  lapkinaa@grinnell.edu If he isn’t telling you some crazy UFO story or about the legitimacy of Big Foot, you might find Ron Cooper, otherwise known as “Coop,” in the Bear gathering equipment for athletes in preparation for the next athletic event. At least, you should find him there; he’s been an equipment manager…

Grinnell Lucky that this Dragon landed in town

By Yanling Xu  xuyanlin@grinnell.edu People who enjoy Asian food should definitely check out the recently opened Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant, Lucky Dragon. Located at 1108 West Street, the Lucky Dragon features classic recipes both from China and Vietnam. Owner Sothea Tran of Cambodia and her husband Kevin Son founded the Lucky Dragon this past July….

Grinnell battles poverty

By Chase Booth  boothcha@grinnell.edu Grinnell, Iowa—home to one of the wealthiest institutions in the country. Yet, beyond the College’s lush borders, 23.6% of Grinnell’s population of about 9,100 lives in poverty, according to city-data.com. Now more than ever, the Grinnell community finds an increasing number of high school and grade school students requiring free or…

A smooth 10/10 averts a planned crackdown

By Joe Engleman  engleman@grinnell.edu This year 10/10 went as far as Gardner but it didn’t go south. Not a single student was hospitalized or arrested, and there have been no major reports of theft or vandalism. In the past, these issues have popped up and placed the largest party of the fall semester under intense…

“Money Brawl” initiative debated at Joint Board

By Joe Engleman  engleman@grinnell.edu The beginning and end of Joint Board were dominated by a resolution sponsored by Noah Most ’13, Clangrala Senator Solomon Miller ’13, and Smounker Senator Sam Mulopulos ’14. The resolution intends to use an obscure parliamentary procedure known as “censuring” to verbally punish the StiFund Committee and Election Board for not…

Students tackle issue of class at Grinnell

By Yanling Xu  xuyanlin@grinnell.edu Many courses at Grinnell theoretically talk about class and social justice, but this does not always translate into real action. After noticing this paradox, Kamila Berkalieva ’13 came up with the idea to have an open panel discussion on the topic. The posters for the “Class Matters” event attracted attention from…