Tickets to the RAYGUN show

By Max Mindock  mindockm@grinnell.edu Just in case no one has mentioned it—we go to school in Iowa, the middle of Iowa. Everything you have ever heard of Iowa is probably true. There’s a lot of corn and not too many hills, but RAYGUN, a Des Moines-based clothing company, has provided a recent insight into Iowa’s…

Ward and A.Dd+ bring the heat

By Danielle Williams williams11@grinnell.edu Arrias Walls and Dionte Rembert, both 24 year-olds from Texas, came together to form a rising rap sensation called A.Dd+. “Dallas, Texas, is known for lots of things. Progressive, forward-thinking hip-hop has, until now, not been one of them,” A.Dd+’s biography reads. The duo’s rhymes move from light-hearted topics to heavy…

Dis(locations) discovers its space

By Siddharth Dhananjay dhananja@grinnell.edu Walking into Smith Gallery this week, you will enter more than an art exhibition. Dis(locations) by Christopher Squier ’13, S&B Arts Editor, is a visceral experience that questions memory and gets a colorful answer in return. According to the official description of the exhibition, inscribed on the wall at Smith, “Dis(locations)…focuses…

In & Alyosha

By Geo Gomez gomezgeo@grinnell.edu This Wednesday night, October 11, Katie In ’13 and her band opened for Ivan & Alyosha. With their fluid chemistry and rousing energy, the performances could put a Friday night concert to shame. The members of Katie In’s band include In, Aaltan Ahmad ’14 (S&B Graphics Editor), Tom Earnest ’16, Arthur…

Haiti Sings

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu An assortment of rhythms and melodies graced Herrick Chapel last Tuesday evening, transforming the hall into a foreign space to many members of the Grinnell community. Ti-Coca and Wanga Nègès, Haiti’s most popular troubadour group, commented on the history of turning the past into parable. Wanga Nègès consists of six members,…

Drake Discusses Role of Board of Trustees

George Drake ’56 served on the Board of Trustees from 1970-1979 and was President of the College from 1979-1991. Drake spoke with the S&B’s Carl Sessions about the Board’s responsibilities, history and notable figures.   How did your relationship to the board change from when you were a member to when you became president? It…

Board of Trustees Convenes

By Joe Wlos wlosjose@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s Board of Trustees is beginning its discussion of the school’s financial policies and the progress of strategic planning this weekend, during the trustees’ first meeting of the year. Over two dozen trustees will gather in JRC 101, hearing presentations from President Raynard Kington and other members of the school community,…

SEG Revamps, Forms, Programs

By Alyce Eaton  eatonaly@grinnell.edu This Sunday, J. Montgomery Roper, Anthropology, clocked in at 3:52:31 at the Chicago Marathon. This was his first marathon and dedicated as a fundraising effort to the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG), a student microfinance group. Roper’s run grossed at least $7,710 for the group, according to Co-Managing Director Noah Most…

Phi Slama Jama Lives the Dream

By Yishi Liang liangyis@grinnell.edu 1010 High Street, aka Phi Slama Jama: Texas’ Tallest Fraternity, is known by most Grinnellians for being home to basement dance parties nearly every weekend. Most students don’t know, however, that Phi Slama Jama is also home to a group of six guys that met over Libertarian literature and bond over…