Slam Poetry 101

Yesterday in the JRC 101 at 8 p.m., spoken word poet Idris Goodwin performed for a group of students, faculty and staff. Goodwin was brought to Grinnell by SPEAK, a campus group promoting spoken word poetry, as a part of National Poetry Month. Goodwin performed poems and songs from his most recent album, “Break Beat…

Read aloud in the library

There is probably no better place to read poetry and fiction than a library, where much of it has come to life. This past Wednesday, as part of the Wednesday at Burling series, four Grinnell College seniors, Molly Rideout ’10, Paul Bellora ’10, Lawrence Sumulong ’10 who serves as photo editor for the S&B and…

Baseball 6-0 in conference play

Like those students who actually worked hard at the beginning of the semester and got A’s on all their assignments, Grinnell’s baseball squad couldn’t be happier with where they are. They are 6-0 in Conference play and 15-11 overall and with the toughest part of the regular season over, the team is confident heading into…

Golf team ready to surprise at Monmouth

While Tiger Woods’ misfortunes may dominate the national headlines and even an appearance in the S&B, the Grinnell Men’s Golf team has had plenty of misfortune of their own. Injuries, theft and historically low numbers have all plagued the team. However, the Pioneers will attempt to put all that behind them when they travel to…

New campus group addresses issues of sexual assault

Real Men, which started in the fall of 2009, aims to spread awareness about sexual assault, and take much-needed steps to reduce the number of cases that occur at Grinnell College. According to the Campus Climate Assessment conducted in fall 2009, 17 percent of students thought that sexual assault was a problem at the college.
“[Real Men]’s purpose is to empower men, and all genders, really, but specifically men, to band together and help prevent sexual assault as opposed to being the perpetrators of it,” said P.J. Mahaffey ’11, the Senior SA in Clark Hall who was one of the original members of the group.

Tennis playing hot

Don’t be deceived, the Grinnell Men’s Tennis team is just as potent as last year’s NCAA Championship qualifying squad and they proved it again with last weekend’s victory over Coe College at home. It was the second time in 15 years that the Pioneers beat Coe. The match began with two convincing Coe points at…

Softball needs 3 wins to make Conf. tourney

After a tough season, the Grinnell Softball team will face its final hurdle to the post-season this weekend, when they play a doubleheader against Monmouth on Saturday and another two games against Lake Forest on Sunday. In order to reach the Midwest Conference Tournament, the Pioneers will have to win three of their four remaining…