Grinnell to host ‘Kant Miss’ philosophy conference

On Saturday, Nov. 13, the 69th Annual Conference of Iowa Philosophical Society will be held at Grinnell College. The conference will feature over 30 presentations from speakers the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, among others. “For this conference, we get papers from professional philosophers, independent scholars,…

Update: SGA works to enact student initiatives

Remember those Student Initiatives we voted on so long ago? Well, for those directly involved in the process, they are not such a distant memory. Those involved with hot-button initiatives regarding issues such as floor recycling, faster internet and free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are working through the various steps required to complete these student…

High school’s Shakespeare rendition impresses

The Grinnell High School’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet”—as interpreted by the performers—bridged the gap between contemporary courtship and Shakespearean soliloquy as remarkably talented high school students played their roles for nearly two and a half hours. “The theme of secret passion is both timeless and sublimely relevant …” as the director, Michael Hunter, wrote…

Men’s soccer finishes season at MWC tournament

The squirrels and rabbits are not the only ones who have enjoyed the Indian summer, as the Grinnell Men’s Soccer Team nearly pulled off their second consecutive Conference championship. The men played a tightly contested semifinals match versus Carroll University in Ripon, Wisconsin, losing by a tally of 3-1. The Pioneers struck first, scoring in…

Stony McVeigh defeated by seasonal beverage

This past Monday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m., Jake “Stony” McVeigh ’11 participated in the 2010 Eggnog Challenge at Entropy House. McVeigh tried, and ultimately failed, to drink one gallon of non-alcoholic eggnog in an hour. McVeigh’s challenge calls to mind a similar attempted feat last year, in which he managed to drink exactly half…