SOA protestors receive funding

A group of Grinnellians will once again join around 20,000 people to take a stand against the School of the Americas (SOA). Now called Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), the SOA was founded in 1946 to provide advanced military training to powers of South America allied with the United States. The school’s mission…

TAG sponsors Trans-Awareness Week

In an effort to increase the visibility of transgressive gender on campus, the Transgender Advocacy Group (TAG) launched the second annual Trans-Awareness Week this Monday. Trans-Awareness Week featured one trans-related event each day and culminated in a memorial service on Younker Beach last night. Trans-Awareness Week kicked off with a roundtable discussion on Monday night,…

Day in the Life – Alex Krempely ’13

4:27 a.m. – Wake up. Watch roommate sleep. 7:55 a.m. – Eat favorite breakfast of raw dragon eggs and unicorn. 8:33 a.m. – Write love letter to Justin Bieber. Await response. 10:49 a.m. – Punch brick wall to build upper body strength. Tear shirt to unleash Hulk powers. 11:21 a.m. – Shop online. Buy any…

Improv touring company hits campus

Gangsters in Priuses, bourgeoisie badgers and screaming townies—all these figures were present in Harris on Tuesday evening, as performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy troupe based in New York and Los Angeles, took the stage to perform improv comedy at Grinnell for the second time. The three comics that were in the troupe—Johnny…

Re-evaluating the subconscious to inch unity forward

Grinnell has certainly impressed me with its commitment to social justice, to cultivating an inclusive yet diverse student body and to advancing the discourse on challenging prejudices. I can confidently write that I would not want to be anywhere else at this stage of my intellectual development. However, recent bias-motivated incidents on campus have prompted…

Letter to the editor: At what cost?

The “Athletics Phase II” project, dedicated in June 2010, has changed the face of the Grinnell campus north of 10th Avenue. The impressive and expansive project includes a natatorium that seats 500 and a field-house with a six-lane, 200-meter track and seating for 400. Other features include tennis courts, racquetball courts, classrooms, a climbing wall,…