Jazz legend comes to perform at Grinnell

Toni Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane all played with him and tonight Grinnell’s Jazz Ensemble will too. In addition to lending his musical experience and talent to the College’s Jazz Ensemble concert tonight, Marcus Belgrave, a seasoned jazz legend on the trumpet, will also teach a jazz improvisation workshop this afternoon. “Every year we…

Requiem chronicles drugs and drama

If there is any truth to be gained from “Requiem for a Dream,” it is that director Darren Aronofsky really doesn’t want you to do drugs. And who could blame him? There are a lot of grisly stories out there of lives plummeting to squalor in a haze of dependency and abuse. Aronofsky tells four…

Mr Funny Man Here

Comedian Hari Kondabolu, will be coming to Main Lounge at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17. Kondabolu, who has a B.A. in Comparative Politics from Bowdoin College and Masters in Human Rights from London School of Economics, covers topics of oppression, gentrification and race in a miraculous manner that people of all backgrounds can find the…

Golfers make history with tournament win

At golf tournaments throughout the country, the crowds are most boisterous when a golfer manages to hit a great shot despite how deep a ball is buried in grass or sand, or obstacles lie or stand in the ball’s path to the green. Likewise, after one car and two players’ sets of clubs were stolen…

Grinnell College Celebrates 20 years of GWSS

This weekend’s Drag show won’t be the only event shining a light on gender issues. This week the College celebrates 20 years of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies as an interdisciplinary concentration and, as of last year, a major. The program is hosting a symposium in honor of the date, showcasing student work in the…

Campus train incident

On Thursday March 18, the College sent a campus-wide e-mail informing students that Darwin Manning ’13 was injured while attempting to board a train running through campus. Students dispersed for Spring Break filled with uncertainty about Manning’s condition. Kane Balser ’13 and Manning were filming a movie for the upcoming Titular Head Film Festival. Manning…

No Limits Project—the status after one year

A year ago, a group of student activists met and formed the No Limits Project (NLP), a student group that aimed to push the administration to maintain commitments to social justice, among other reforms. The group published a list of demands sent to President Russell K. Osgood—demands that it has been working to achieve for…