Features

Students train to tend wildfires in bloom

By Christopher Squier Students may recognize the landscape at the Conard Environment Research Center (CERA) bursting into wildflower blooms from the common desktop background featured on many public computers on campus. Only a select group of trained individuals, however, will get to see this same landscape burst into flames at scheduled burns where the students…

Tutorial residents come full circle

By Avery Rowlison For Ruth Campbell ’11, Sam Redlitz ’11, Courtney Sheehan ’11, Esther Howe ’11 and Felicity Slater ’11, living in The Tutorial is a way for them to come full circle in their college experience, and not just because tutorial is the way every Grinnellian begins their years here. The residents of The…

Q&A: Dr. Daniolos on treating autism

Peter T. Daniolos, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, child and adolescent psychiatrist, and member of the Autism Center of Excellence, visited Grinnell on Wednesday to deliver a lecture entitled “Psychosocial Interventions for Autism Spectrum Youth.” He discussed the various changes the diagnostic spectrum for autism…

SGA offers student-driven social prize

By Mariam Asaad Amid the constant barrage of emails that seem to be flooding Grinnellians’ inboxes, there was a recent one with the subject line, “Student Service Challenge.” This campus-wide email sent by SGA Student Services Coordinator and S&B Columnist Que Newbill ’11 refers to a new initiative on the part of SGA Student Services…

CDO unites interns, ships

By Kelsey Roebuck The Career Development Office (CDO) is prepared to handle all degrees of stressed out students, from those whose résumés are blank sheets of paper to those who cannot decide which internship is for them. As the application season ramps up, it may be useful to know just how much Grinnell College and…

Black history month, Grinnell and at large

By Liz Jang “Black history happens every day,” Resident Life Coordinator Michael Hunt said to the listeners of his KDIC radio show “Off the Clock.” This week, Hunt and fellow Resident Life Coordinator Arrion Dennis directed their show’s focus to the importance of Black History Month and its connotations in Grinnell. Streaming songs like India.Arie’s…

Notes From a Hopeless Romantic

In the short 18 years of my life, I have experienced many emotions: from rudimentary nervous responses such as happiness, sadness and anger to the more philosophical, intellectual ones such as ambivalence, apprehension and elation. Of all these emotions, however, none has been as powerful or strong as love. Not just any love, but love…

Stories and snacks in Lyle’s Pub

By Ellie Honan The Snack ‘n Chat in Lyle’s Pub is a great opportunity for free food and drinks (non-alcoholic) in Lyle’s Pub. It is geared towards enabling professors to get to know the other staff on campus as well as a diverse array of students. “I knew that our students have many avenues of…