NFL Referees: Under Further Review

Here’s the scenario. It’s the final minutes of the Eagles—Ravens game on Sunday on September 16. Haloti Ngata strips the ball from Michael Vick at the goal line.  As the play stood, the game was over, Baltimore wins and goes to 2-0.  However, the replacement officials overturned the call after a challenge, ruling that the…

Letter to the editor: 10/10 is 10/6

Dear S&B, As many of you may know there were some issues with the planning of 10/10 for this year. Originally 10/10 had been scheduled for October 13th, however, the administration suggested that because the trustees would be in town that night it might not be the best weekend to hold the party. The administration…

Elephantitis, the Ultimate Disease

By Danielle Williams  williams11@grinnell.edu There are no referees in the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, so during tournaments, players must self-officiate their games and demonstrate what is known in the Ultimate world as “Spirit of the Game.” At Grinnell, we know this as self-governance. So, what school would be better to host an Ultimate tournament than…

You are what you eat—chicken?!

Hello. Are you eating a chicken sandwich? Is it from Chick-fil-A? Oh good: you’re an awful person. Didn’t you hear? Chick-fil-A hates LGBTQ people, and they are a corporate behemoth destroying the lives of each and every queer person in the whole wide world. Also, if you were going to contribute to the profits of…

Staff Editorial: Grinnell needs need-blind

The administration held two “town hall” meetings this week, ostensibly to discuss the College’s finances. The S&B would like to credit President Kington, Vice President for Finance Karen Voss and Vice President for Enrollment Joe Bagnoli for their efforts to inform the community about the financial challenges that the College currently faces. Vice President Bagnoli…

New Group Re-Opens Voicebox

By Kevin Hong hongze@grinnell.edu OPEN (Anti-Oppression Peer Education Network) is a new organization dedicated to promoting social justice. The group meets in the Voicebox on the third floor of the JRC, which used to be Grinnell’s student activist center. “The problem with the old Voicebox is that even though it is a wonderful organization, [it]…

Spotlight: Laura Krull

Laura Krull ’13 is a sociology major, tennis player and recent United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest singles champion. She will be competing in the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships October 11-14 in Mobile, Alabama. How did you start playing tennis? I actually first started when I was seven years old. Both my parents…

Roper Runs Marathon, Raises Money for SEG

By Carl Sessions sessions@grinnell.edu Assistant Professor of Anthropology J. Montgomery Roper’s career as a runner started over a Thanksgiving dinner boast with some friends. “I said something like ‘Even my grandmother could run a six-minute mile,’ and my friends who were runners said ‘Let’s see it then,’” Roper said. Roper turned this friendly bet into…