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Rack City Has Rivalry, Portals but no Pets

When asked to describe their home in one word, the residents of 1126 Broad Street tossed out “Boobs,” “Giggle,” “Chill,” and “Kitchen.” But that doesn’t quite sum up Rack City. Their saga started last fall when then-juniors Hannah Bauman, Carla Eckland, S&B Co-Editor-in-Chief Eliza-Eve Leas, Grace Mendel, Eleanor Ross and Zoe Rodriguez decided to live…

New Professors Remain Fresh

Stories by Alyce Eaton Photos by Avery Rowlison Leggans Department of Chemistry As entrance into the real world approaches, seniors are glad to see Grinnell alumni go places, even if that place is back to the College. Erick Leggans ’05, of these alumni, started his two-year term as a Grinnell chemistry professor this fall. one“Grinnell…

Team that brought you G-licious is developing new apps

Grinnell’s Application Development (AppDev) team, founded in the fall of 2011, is trying to fit the campus onto your iPhone. The group, creators of the iPhone app G-licious, has grown out of the work of the Technology Consultants program with supervisor Karen McRitchie, ITS. The group is expanding to creating a variety of apps for…

Goat Rodeo Unwinds With Panache

In the near future, you should take a quick stroll off campus.  If fortune is kind, you will find yourself at a rather quaint residence marked 1030 East Street.  Considering the kempt appearance, the intact fence and the distinguishing trellis, you may mistake it as the home of a visiting professor or a quiet local…

Day in the Life–Rebecca Mandt ’13

8:00 a.m.—Lunge to shut off alarm. Loud noises in the morning are bad. 8:23 a.m.—Accept that it’s morning. Roll out of bed. Hair looks crazy. Oh, well, I’ll wear a hat. 8:25 a.m.—Both my roommates are up too! Getting to see Emily Boydston ’13 and Lee Rodman ’13 first thing makes the morning a little…

Lyle’s Pub is a Light in the Darkness

Few campus personalities are as well known as Lyle Bauman, Grinnell Marketplace Supervisor, whose cheery personality and sunny smile are mainstays of the Dining Hall. What’s not as well known, however, is how the campus pub came to be named after him—it turns out that it was the result of a student initiative. When the…

New Group Delivers a Slap to the War on Drugs

Thomas Neil ’14 recently helped to form a new campus group, Students Lobbying Against Prohibition (SLAP). He spoke with the S&B about the group’s goals, the failed War on Drugs and the necessity for a rethinking of drug legislation. SLAP meets on Saturdays at 1 p.m. in JRC 209, though this Saturday they will meet…

Day in the Life–Spencer Liberto ’15

6:45 a.m. – Alarm clock goes off. 7:23 a.m. – My roommate worries about me. He mumbles something about “not being my Mom.” Damn straight, he’s nowhere near as beautiful or elegant. 7:35 a.m. – I partake in a Dining Hall breakfast. What’s with that new juice in the juice dispenser? No way am I…

A Novice Yogi’s Report from Faulconer

I arrive to my first yoga class five minutes late, entering Faulconer sweating and breathing loudly. Having just woken up from a nap, which included a nightmare about missing a paper deadline, I question if I can even afford to take thirty minutes out of my busy Monday. What is the point of yoga class…