Dear Lemon

The Cultural Films Committee will be hosting a young rising star in the indie film world when Suzi Yoonessi, director of the festival-loved film “Dear Lemon Lima,” comes to campus this Friday, April 9. The film follows the life of a half-Yup’ik 13-year-old girl living in Alaska as she deals with cultural differences and her…

Framing place photography

“Druid culture” may seem dead, but some humans still dwell in those intricate spaces between spirit and nature. Bill Witt, an Iowan photographer who finds spiritual solace in the prairie, epitomizes the modern druid—in so far as he remains powerfully connect to the natural world around him. This past Wednesday at 4:15 in Bucksbaum 152,…

Student involved in train accident

According to Vice-President of Student Affairs Houston Dougharty, at 6:25 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, Darwin Manning ’13 was involved in an accident with a train on campus north of 6th avenue, in which he suffered a severe injury to his right leg. Manning was transported by ambulance to Grinnell Regional Medical Center, and soon…

Baseball drops three over weekend

The Grinnell Baseball team soaked in the Missouri sun and chance to play outdoors as they played a weekend full of baseball last week in Fulton, Mo. The team kicked off the season winning the first game versus Westminster College, by a score of 15-11. In the first game of the season Grinnell had the…

Tennis takes on tough schedule

It’s all balls and rackets for the Grinnell Men’s Tennis team. Bouncing back from their 3-6 loss at Carleton earlier in the day, the Pioneers (5-2) took a 9-0 victory from their visit to St. Ambrose on Saturday, March 6. The weekend was a confidence builder for the six-time Midwest Conference (MWC) Champions. “Everybody was…

Golf begins spring season

The Grinnell Men’s Golf team has reason to be optimistic about the season as they draw near the start of the spring season. With four of six starters returning from last year’s team, the Pioneers believe that a Midwest Conference (MWC) Championship is within reach. “The focal point of the upcoming season is winning conference,…

Rivalry loss ruins Saturday afternoon

A few weeks ago I received what seemed to be a fairly innocuous invitation to a fan page called “I BET MIZZOU CAN FIND 100,000 FANS BEFORE KU CAN!” from a friend attending the University of Missouri back in my hometown Columbia. Thoroughly imbued with local pride, I confirmed and asserted Mizzou’s Facebook supremacy in…

Softball settles down with new coach

As the snow slowly melts in Iowa the Grinnell Softball Team gears up to head to Florida. Their annual Spring Break training trip to warmth will host their first 8 games of the season. The team can’t wait to get on a real field.  “We’re all counting down the days to Florida,” outfielder Hannah LaFollette…

Osgood pleased with results of campus plan

President Russell K. Osgood said he is pleased with the results of the campus plan conceived 12 years ago, a plan that called for a variety of aesthetic and institutional updates to the College. Among the changes were additional dormitories, a new campus center and improvements to the college’s athletic facilities. He is also optimistic…