Community

Enjoy delectable desserts at the Danish Maid

By Avery Rowlison rowlison@grinnell.edu Most students know the Danish Maid Bakery because of their 2 a.m. bakery runs at the start of school or during Hell Week. Others know the bakery for the care packages their parents send for their birthday or to help with finals: these are all experiences essential to a Grinnell College…

Low prices, filling food at Montgomery’s

By Eliza-Eve Leas With the closure of barbeque haven Dragon Wagon last month, Grinnellians have been missing out on homemade comfort food, especially as winter descends. I ventured one block further up 6th avenue to Montgomery’s, for a similar family-run feel and a little greasy goodness. Montgomery’s, established in 1933, has a homegrown style on…

Learn from, volunteer with senior citizens

By Avery Rowlison Community service has been a fundamental value of the Grinnell College community since its founding. One of the opportunities available to students interested in serving their community is working with senior citizens in the town of Grinnell. The city of Grinnell has long been a place for those seeking relief from their…

Grinnell’s Come Ups

By Emma Sinai-Yunker  sinaiyun@grinnell.edu Just beyond the Grinnell College bubble are some safe havens for the thrifter hidden in every student. Second Mile and Goodwill are the two best-known and most frequented by members of the college community. Second Mile is completely locally run and located on the corner of 3rd and Pearl Street. Goodwill…

Police Chief Reilly acclimates to Grinnell

By Joe Wlos wlosjose@grinnell.edu At St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York, Dennis Reilly studied accounting and business management, but he was always more interested in law enforcement. Reilly’s father, his hero, was a police officer, and Reilly decided to follow in his footsteps. “While some seniors in high school were out at parties getting…

Spotlight: Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor ’15, a transfer from UW-Lacrosse, plays point guard on the basketball team. “[Taylor is] the real deal … a very special player who just might be the next leading scorer in the nation,” said Grinnell associate head coach, David Arseneault ’09, in an interview on the Grinnell College Athletics website. The Pioneers open…

Act locally with Habitat

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu While there was a strong focus on global social justice action on campus this week, there is also a lot to be done locally. This is what the Habitat for Humanity project this Saturday is aiming to prove. This will be the first project in Grinnell though this Iowa faction of…

Amazing Chase: Better than the Amazing Race

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu On Friday, November 30, the town of Grinnell will be taking to the streets in a dizzying fashion and displaying the many gems that exist around the Jewel of the Prairie. Teams of two to four people will participate in Grinnell’s second Amazing Chase, the first appearing as an addition to…

Volunteer for cash…with a catch

By Kevin Hong  hongze@grinnell.edu Since 1999, Grinnell College has run a volunteer initiative program for faculty and staff who volunteer for local non-profits. Faculty and staff who volunteer for more than fifteen hours per semester are eligible to apply to have $100 donated to their organization. “It is a way for the College to get…

Where your bacon comes from

By Carolin Scholz scholzca@grinnell.edu Sometimes, when the air stands still just right, it’s easy to think it’s just Iowa. However, that classic Iowa smell might actually be one of the over 50 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), which are factory farms, operating in Poweshiek County. 43 of these are hog confinements, mostly owned by big…