Community

Drake Library builds community

By Ryan Halloran  halloran1@grinnell.edu For many students, Drake Community Library can be an often-overlooked resource. “[Students] come for a quiet study area…a way to get away from campus and do [their] studying and for recreational reading,” said Marilyn Kennett, the director of the Drake Community Library. The Drake Library opened in 2009 and is almost…

Come snack at Comeback

By Kasey Fralick fralickk@grinnell.edu For those of you already tired of the D-Hall, there are numerous places in town to grab a modestly-priced meal. One of those places is the Comeback Café. Located at 804 Commercial Avenue, the Comeback Café is a local coffee and sandwich shop with small-town charm. The shop overlooks a street…

True Grinnellian: Roger Bauman of “the Cage”

By Jasmine Gerritsen  gerritse@grinnell.edu Known for his waffles and selfless heart, Roger Bauman, commonly known as “Rodge,” tirelessly works for the College managing the Athletic Equipment Room. Perhaps the “truest Grinnellian” known to the Scarlet & Black, Roger was born only eight miles away from campus and has lived the vast majority of his life…

Midtown construction hopes to increase local shopping

By Brian Silberberg  silberbe@grinnell.edu Returning Grinnell students may have noticed the buzz of construction going on outside Wal-Mart upon their arrival this semester. The midtown construction is part of a concentrated effort to woo new retailers to town, specifically for unexplored niches and gaps in the available shopping options the town offers. Angela Harrington, President…

Share Food, Make Friends at Community Meal

By Linda Beigel beigelli@grinnell.edu On Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m., Grinnell’s Davis Elementary School cafeteria is transformed. The nondescript brick building, with its tiled floors, wooden tables, and array of cartoon posters, suddenly becomes a meeting place for young and old, students and professors, families, married couples and retirees—in short, it becomes a place where…

Dari Barn: Great Taste, Great Smells

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu Almost any Grinnellian will recommend Dari Barn as the first choice for ice cream and fried food in Grinnell. The unique eatery offers a wide selection of savory foods and ice-cold treats. With history rooted in Grinnell and unforgettable flavors, Dari Barn is an essential business in town. For the 2012…

True Grinnellians: Tigers Grow Into Pioneers

By Kelly Pyzik pyzikkel@grinnell.edu For many Grinnell College students, the trip back to school involves buses, airplanes, or long road trips, but for some students, move-in day requires just a short drive down the block. Twenty-four students currently at Grinnell College also call Grinnell, IA, their hometown and some have lived here for most of…

Community Celebrates Workers’ Rights

As summer approaches, Occupy groups around the country are beginning to reemerge from the winter lull and begin picketing public spaces and raising awareness around issues such as economic disparity and the American financial system. This past weekend, however, the Grinnell Occupy group took on a new issue: labor rights. Last Monday, students, professors and…

Dari Barn Changes Hands, Little Else

Just off of Sixth Avenue stands a Grinnell legend. An agriculture-esque building with a red roof, Dari Barn is marked by its long lines of eager Grinnellians waiting for their favorite treats. For years, Dari Barn has been serving filling food and ice cream to its legions of fans. It has seen a few owners…