Mural to unify College and town of Grinnell

For the past couple of weeks, members from the Student Organization of Latinas/Latinos (SOL) could be spotted painting a large mural on a wall downtown. Leader of the mural project, Lizeth Gutierrez ’12, got the idea for the project approximately a year ago. “We wanted to express a sense of diversity—not just within the college,…

Chalk artists inspire on Mount Vernon

Professional artists and townsfolk alike came together this weekend to share in the wonder known as Chalk the Walk—an annual celebration in which a street in Mount Vernon, IA is partitioned off for people to chalk images of their choosing. According to Mount Vernon’s website, the festival has its origins in a 16th Century Italian…

A dream deferred is a dream revised

Are you ready? This is the beginning of the End, and I’m feeling all sorts of confu-stalgia. So let’s hit play on that end-of-summer-camp-photo-montage-PowerPoint and cue up some Vitamin C on the boom-box. Ch’yeahhhh. Also, if you don’t understand that reference, I probably hate you. My classmates and I will all be presumably graduating in…

Bias does not fix bias

The events of this past weekend were, to say the least, quite disturbing. They became so out of control to the point that extremely disparaging and demeaning things were written about individuals of the Grinnell College community. I in no way condone or support those actions. They have hurt so many people in a way…

Grand Slam wins it for baseball

Last Saturday, Grinnell clinched home field advantage for the Conference tournament, though it came in a fashion no one could have anticipated. They did it winning 10-6 in ten innings against their rivals Monmouth. They then went on to sweep the day’s doubleheader and improve their record to 10-0 in Conference play, winning the second…

A greater problem

Our college is a mission-driven institution. It is one guided by core values and foundational principles that have been fought for, and upheld, and institutionalized. As a community and as individuals, we strive to uphold these values in our interactions and our relationships—and as a small residential college these interactions are all the more important…

Softball season plagued by injury

As the weather gets hot and the humidity reaches a new high, the Grinnell softball season comes to a close. The Pioneers finished their season Monday with a split double header against Loras College. Despite a disappointing 6-28 record, bookended with wins in their first and last games, the Pioneers found many positives about the…

Hoofin’ It not just for RKO

Dear S&B, When I read your article last week about “Selah to celebrate Grinnell Community,” I must admit my contentment to see the caption of “Party boasts funding raising red short run.” As an organizer of the Hoofin’ It 5K event, I was elated to read about the coverage of the event along side with…

Disappointing finish for golf

The season ended abruptly and with much disappointment for the Grinnell Men’s Golf team last Saturday at the Midwest Conference (MWC) Golf Championships. The Pioneers had been anticipating this tournament all season with hopes of bringing home the title.   Unfortunately, they did not perform as well as they would have liked.  However, in a field…