Ultimate teams prepare for sectionals, regionals

The days are getting nicer and spring fashion is in full effect, which means at least two things: some students reveal their muscle definition and Clevelanders finally get to actually enjoy a cigarette outside. After a winter of training, the Grinnell Men’s and Women’s Ultimate teams have firmly established themselves as a part of the…

Kramer explains allure of baseball and golf

Ah, spring. The air is warm, the grass is fresh, the trees are newly green and the squirrels are less standoffish. Yes, it’s a wonderful time—especially for sports fans, who are treated to several entertaining spectacles. This month is for many athletics enthusiasts what a “Designing Women” marathon is to your divorced great-aunt—what shark week…

Sailing starts, finishes season on high note

Over the past two weekends the Grinnell Sailing Team competed in two regattas, placing 11th out of 17 last weekend at Northwestern University on Lake Michigan and taking second the weekend before at the University of Iowa on Lake McBride. Undoubtedly, sailing on Lake Michigan was a completely different experience from the small lake just…

Women’s Tennis goes for twenty wins

The Women’s Tennis Team won twice last weekend, beating Northwestern  College 9-0 and Cornell College 8-1 in their first home matches of the spring season. “We had a great start, beating Northwestern and beating Cornell really easily,” said Senior Captain Jill Akiyama ’10. The team is now 18-6 for the year and 3-3 this spring,…

Culver visits campus for first time since 2008

Governor of Iowa Chet Culver came to JRC 209 yesterday to speak to students and members of the Poweshiek County community as part of his campaign for re-election. The “Coffee with the Governor” was organized by the Iowa Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign, which promotes all Democrats up for election who worked with Culver’s campaign and…

Pride week makes another appearance

Last Friday’s Drag Show waltzed the campus into this year’s Pride Week celebration. Organized by the Trans Action Group (TAG), Stonewall Coalition (StoneCo), Queer People of Color (QPOC) and other organizations, Pride Week, an annual Grinnell tradition, began with last Friday Flag Raising Ceremony behind Herrick Chapel. Margie Scribner ’10 , Jon Richardson ’10 and…

Bone marrow drive comes to campus

While some Grinnell students relaxed during last year’s Fall Break, one student, Alenka Figa ’12, was about to save a 50- year-old woman’s life by donating peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC). Figa’s involvement intially began when she enlisted in the National Bone Marrow Registry at the Grinnell Bone Marrow Drive last spring. Figa is in…