Features

Where-TF did all of the clothes disappear to?

Everyone on campus was invited to have their picture taken in whatever state of undress they felt most comfortable, while eating food and hanging out with other like-minded students. With the consent of the photographed person the pictures were later used in a public display contrasting the difference between reality and the media’s portrayal of body image.

Ian Roberts on Improv and TV

Ian Roberts ’87 discusses his adventures in sketch comedy including his time at Grinnell. Roberts is also the co-founder of Upright Citizens Brigrade and will be starring in a new TV show Players on Spike. Matthew Bachtell ’13 spoke with Roberts over the phone on Wednesday.

Fine dining in the heart of the prairie

If you drive out of Grinnell heading east on Highway 6, 25 miles later you’ll come upon Ladora. It would be easy to pass through this town of 287 people without much of a pause—right past the tightly clustered rows of houses, the boarded up main street, the non-descript city hall and fire station, and the Ladora Stora gas station— if it weren’t for the majestic old Ladora Savings Bank Bistro right in the middle of it.

Gas station/munchie spot reopens

On Oct. 10, 2009, the Kum & Go, located on the corner of 5th and West, was demolished. Students, perhaps faculty, and community members alike were left with limited options from which to procure their light night slurpees or packs of chocolate doughnuts for the dark winter months, including the entirety of Hell Week and finals week.

Great Pie just a stone’s throw from Grinnell

The Coffee Cup’s local and national reputation is built on more than just pie though—as their menu says, they take “extreme pride” in all their “made-from-scratch cooking.” The café is ranked by the Des Moines Register as one of 100 places to eat before you die and named one of 500 best places to eat before its too late in the book Road Food.