Neverland strikes again, brings stories to stage

By Darwin Manning  Perhaps one of the most rewarding and entertaining study break options available to students at Grinnell, Neverland Players, is preparing yet another host of stories Dr. Seuss wishes he wrote. There will be two evening performances at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and two matinee performances, 2 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday….

Songs about Peace

Hope for Agoldensummer is a profoundly understated, content focused group from Athens, Georgia. Their music is a bluegrass-tinged wellspring of harmony and intimate lyricism. Resonator Magazine, in an article profiling the band, wrote on the grounding humanity of their sound: “The thing with the soulful vocals, the soft finger-plucked instrumentation—it’s all so damn tangible, so…

Hip-hop via Taiwan

This Thursday at 8p.m. Grinnell students,faculty and community members gathered for the second of a series of workshops in the Bucksbaum dance studio. Dancers were put through their paces by Chung Li-mei, a Taiwanese dancer with a profoundly diverse, international artisic background. The workshop, which focused on hip-hop also represented a blend of both eastern…

Tree house unfurls red carpet, admission limited

By Courtney Sheehan  An Academy Award-winning director once proclaimed the Oscars to be “the greatest promotion scheme that any industry ever devised for itself.” The idea of the good people of Hollywood concocting an event for their own self-aggrandizement is…not surprising. But take a moment to consider the surprising number of similarities between the Oscars…

Search committee panel communicates with College

By Peter Sullivan Until the moment Grinnell College’s president-elect Dr. Raynard Kington walked out on stage, no one but the Presidential Search Committee knew the process and results of the search process. The Grinnell community was informed at a search committee panel last Tuesday. The search committee, consisting of seven trustees, four faculty members, one…

New Initiatives Pass

By Darwin Manning The Grinnell Initiative voting process took place last Wednesday-Thursday, and saw a total of 13 submissions. Nine were passed. The Student Initiative Fund Renewal (an abidance to the three-year terms of agreement) which stated that after three years it would be voted on again to see whether students still wanted to continue…

Staff turnover troubling

Next year, Dr. Raynard Kington won’t be the only new face on campus. With the departure of Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) Eric Voss ad Katie Lau, Student Affairs will be hiring three new RLCs. Hiring half a new staff for the position of RLC is not exactly a new endeavor for Student Affairs. In recent…