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Tattoos are the glue of friendship

By Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Four years ago, Julia Broeker, Olivia Caro, Carly Macdonald and Linnea Schurig (all ’17) joined Grinnell’s newest Ultimate Frisbee team, the Grinneleanor Roosevelts. Now, they are the only founding members left on campus and they have decided to commemorate their time on the team with matching tattoos. “We’re the last people…

Stariha ’17 breaks Grinnell record for most runs scored

The S&B’s Nora Coghlan sat down with Lydia Stariha ’17, short stop for the women’s softball team. This past weekend, Stariha gained a solo spot atop the all-time runs list for Grinnell, with 80 runs scored. The S&B: First of all congrats! Can you talk a little bit about your second game against Illinois College…

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Jerry Jones and marijuana: the NFL has a PR problem

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu In the wake of multiple scandals involving National Football League (NFL) players concerning domestic violence, drug use and murder, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones pushed for relaxation of league rules. At a recent owners-only meeting, Jones proposed that the League end punishments for players that test positive for marijuana, while also…

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Fitness Center town hall begins process of increasing inclusivity

By Lucia Tonachel tonachel@grinnell.edu On Thursday, a group of over fifty students and athletic directors gathered in Loose Lounge. Leaders of Queer Athletes and Allies (QAA) and Student Athletes Leading Social Change (SALSC) collaborated to co-host a Fitness Center Town Hall, with the aim of engaging a diverse group in a discussion about how to…

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Baseball fans talk hometown heroes and Opening Day

Patrick Dowd ’17 “I’m a Red Sox fan. I was one of the many fourth graders swept up by the magical 2004 Boston season … I love baseball because it’s something that is totally ok to love as a kid and it’s something that’s totally ok to love as an adult, so it’s been fun…

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Bresnahan ’19 hurls her javelin into space

By Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu When Cara Bresnahan ’19 stepped onto the field at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic in Florida last Friday, she didn’t expect to break the Grinnell record in javelin. And she definitely didn’t expect to shatter her former personal record by 19 feet. “I knew it was a good throw … I couldn’t…

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Politics on the playing field

By Jack Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu At the beginning of the 2016 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stirred up controversy for sitting during the National Anthem. Critics claimed that sitting out disrespects the flag, and the debate raised the question of whether or not athletes should be able to use their privileged platform to…

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Let’s learn about water polo!

By Philip Kiely kielyphil@grinnell.edu Water polo, a contact sport, is known for bloody Olympic games and being incredibly hard. Because the game is played in the pool, players wear no safety equipment, only swimsuits and colored caps that identify their team. “It’s a pretty physical game, generally,” Tristan Knoth ‘17, a captain of the men’s…