Opinion

Letter to the editor: The case for divestment

The Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, established by the Board of Trustees of Grinnell College,  has completed another round of open dialogue with the community. This marks a critical moment for establishing clarity about what student organizers mean when we talk about divestment. While I am not a member of Grinnell College Student…

IoWhat is Going on in Politics? On hurricanes and home

  The idea of home is one of the most important forces in politics. At almost every candidate event, you will hear a politician state how many generations their family has lived in Iowa. They’ll talk about their home on a family farm. But “home” is not just an abstract rhetorical device for candidates to…

Staff Editorial: Gun Violence after Vegas

Following the deadliest mass shooting in American history, The S&B has both a journalistic and moral obligation to confront the pervasiveness of gun violence in our society. The massacre at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is of a sort that remains all too common in the United States. In any other mature democracy, the death…

Letter to the editor: Whatever happened to activism?

Grinnell has a deep history of activism. From the history of the town’s founding to the New Deal to the Vietnam War, our community has been generally on the right side of history and has taken an active stance on issues of political and social justice, responsibility and activism. So, with that in mind, I…

Horoscope: The Signs as Grinnell Facebook Groups

Aries: Ride Boardt Taurus: New Grinnell For Sale Group Gemini: Grinnell Memes for Self-Governing Teens Cancer: Hey Grinnell, did you know… Leo: Grinnell (main community group) Virgo: Grinnell Creatives Libra: Enneagram memes for sad introspective grinnell teens Scorpio: Grinnellian Gays Group Sagittarius: Grinnell Thumbs Down Capricorn: Housing Aquarius: Grinnell Memes for Gooey, Buttery Teens Pisces:…

Film Perception: Some much needed comedic blues

If you’re from Chicago, there is roughly a 100 percent chance you have seen one of the greatest classic comedy movies of all time. When you’ve got a full tank of gas, sunglasses, four fried chickens and a Coke, you can do just about anything. That’s right, “The Blues Brothers” has made the list. And…

As Told By Aminata: Tedros offers experience at the WHO

The election of a new director general for the World Health Organization (WHO) brings with it a set of expectations for a new era. This election is especially interesting because the chosen man is the first African to ever hold the position. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is both the former Ethiopian health minister and foreign…