Non-traditional theater blossoms

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday in Roberts Theater, Grinnell actors will perform—but not like your typical mainstage. The play will last no longer than 45 minutes. They will not recite monologues or pause for laughter. They will present “Flowers of E,” an image-based based performance inspired by “The…

Students choreograph sweet dances

Cookies in a Dance Jar lent some sweetness to pre-hell week this semester for students facing a perhaps uncertain academic future. “I think that [the creator] just wanted to dance and eat cookies and share it with everyone,” said co-organizer Julie Podair ’12. Tessa Cheek, who serves as Arts Editor for the S&B, also co-organizes….

Communist content, modern appeal

This Friday, March 12 at 7 p.m., the Cultural Films Committee (CFC) will be hosting an Eastern European film event at the Harris Cinema. They will be showing three Eastern European films—“Rabbit a la Berlin,” “Lotman’s World” and “Morphia” from Germany/Poland, Estonia and Russia, respectively. All of the films were released in the last two…

Vivian Girls may party harder than disco

This Saturday at 8p.m., Vivian Girls will add their name to the list of Pitchfork performers who later found their way to Gardner Lounge. The all-female, Brooklyn-based band has stirred an unusual excitement amongst students, which seems rooted in something deeper than the Girls’ burgeoning fame. Chair of the Concerts Committee, Alex Schechter ’10, attributes…

Frisbee Golf community grows

When Dan McCue first arrived in 2006 to take a position as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Grinnell College he brought more than just his job qualifications, he brought a hobby. Now that the snow has mostly melted and three layers are no longer required to walk outside, it is time to start spending…

Bias-Motivated incidents reoccur

By Solomon Miller The largest sign outside the dining hall in the JRC reads, “We belong here.” Students wrote this message in response to a public attack on the Latino/a community at Grinnell. Campaign signs for Graciela Guzman ’11, a Latina candidate for SGA Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA), were covered over by hate…

David Schmid outlines violent culture in U.S.

David Schmid is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Buffalo. Schmid has a Ph.D. from Stanford Univesrity, an M.A. from the University of Sussex and a B.A. from Oxford University. Originally from Exeter, Devon, U.K., he has been published heavily on the topic of violence including “Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in…

Senator runs into housing troubles

By Max Calenberg After representing Jamaland for a semester, Chris Dorman ’12 came back from Winter Break to find himself without a roommate, and a few weeks later with his senatorship in jeopardy. Dorman moved to Cowles after Dorman learned over Winter Break his roommate would not be returning for the spring 2010 semester. “Housing talked…

Gender Neutral housing grows

By Matt Bachtell With the approach of room draw, Grinnell students are eagerly discussing their living options for next year. However, some changes have been made to the process of gender neutral housing, in order to better accommodate the needs of the gender neutral community on campus. The changes were enacted in response to the…