Under Chess

After Taylor magic, basketball looks forward

By Stephen Gruber-Miller  grubermi@grinnell.edu Jack Taylor ’15 shot 108 times in last Tuesday’s men’s basketball game against Faith Baptist Bible College and in doing so, shot himself into the national spotlight. Taylor’s 138-point game smashed the NCAA record for points scored in a single game, beating the previous record, set in 1954 by Clarence “Bevo”…

Pioneers start year swimmingly

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu The fish of the Bear have been swimming at a steady pace this semester and hope to finish the semester strong with the Pioneer Classic this weekend. Of course, their season really turns up in the spring semester, kicked off by the teams’ annual trip to Florida. Currently, the Grinnell men…

What If?

Gerry isn’t that different from you and me, except for the fact that he was born with scarlet scales on his arms. From the tops of his shoulders to the ends of his fingertips blazed thousands and thousands of scales. Sometimes, when Gerry walked into direct sunlight, he would swear his arms were on fire….

Smith gets Personal

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu This week, the Smith Gallery showcased a collection of work by four senior art majors, who in various ways interpreted the meaning of what defines and is part of a person and their identity. “Personal” presents the theme of the portraiture through images of family members, strangers, and self-portraits. Mengyu Chen,…

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…

Committee presents options for financial aid changes; partial elimination of need-blind is 1 of 3 options

By Joe Engleman  engleman@grinnell.edu Vice President for Enrollment Joe Bagnoli shed some light on the hidden world of college admissions and the challenges facing Grinnell at a town hall on Thursday night. The revelations came as Bagnoli explained the three options for admissions and financial aid changes that the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid…

Runners Race to Nationals

By Joe Engleman engleman@grinnell.edu The men’s and women’s cross-country teams both finished in the top ten at the Central Regional Championships this past weekend in Northfield, Minnesota. The excellent finishes and the men’s recent reclaiming of the Midwest Conference title weren’t the only reasons to celebrate the successful season. Stephanie Rouse ’13, Sarah Burnell ’14…

Goat Rodeo Unwinds With Panache

By Colin Ludlow ludlowco@grinnell.edu In the near future, you should take a quick stroll off campus.  If fortune is kind, you will find yourself at a rather quaint residence marked 1030 East Street.  Considering the kempt appearance, the intact fence and the distinguishing trellis, you may mistake it as the home of a visiting professor…

Godot worth the wait

By Joe Engleman engleman@grinnell.edu For the first time in nearly twenty years, Grinnell College will be asked to sit alongside Estragon and Vladimir and wait for Godot. 2013 will mark the sixtieth year that people first stood in Paris and waited for Godot. You might be asking—why do people still wait for Godot? The answer…

GROWER NOT A SHOW-ER

Dear SHIC, Why do I queef and can I do anything to avoid it? Love,      Queefing Queen Dear Queen, Queefs, also called vaginal farts, occur when air is pushed into the vagina and then expelled (what goes in must go out!), which can happen during vaginal penetration or exercise, such as yoga or…