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Where your bacon comes from

By Carolin Scholz scholzca@grinnell.edu Sometimes, when the air stands still just right, it’s easy to think it’s just Iowa. However, that classic Iowa smell might actually be one of the over 50 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), which are factory farms, operating in Poweshiek County. 43 of these are hog confinements, mostly owned by big…

Pointing to endowment, faculty advise restrained action on financial aid

By Peter Sullivan  sullivan3@grinnell.edu Some professors are asking whether projections for endowment returns are too low in models used to show the need for financial aid changes, and interviews with professors indicate the faculty largely believes the College’s financial situation requires at most modest changes that retain the need-blind admissions policy they overwhelmingly support. The…

Tunes Motivate Athletes

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu There has long been a linkage of music with sports and a sentiment that the two distinctly complement each other. For Grinnell’s athletes, this is certainly the case, though they may vary in personal genre preference. Student-athletes across every sport require the rhythm and groove from their music to get them in…

Find the Rothbarts in Grinnell

By Meg Schmitt schmittm@grinnell.edu Davy Rothbart, founder of FOUND magazine, author, documentary filmmaker and journalist extraordinaire, is coming to campus this Sunday, November 11, and he’s bringing his musically gifted brother Peter, the “international heartthrob” (as per his description on FOUND’s website). The duo are bringing their road trip tour to Grinnell through the Writers@Grinnell…

Students play with kids, serve as role models

By Kelly Pyzik  pyzikkel@grinnell.edu As one of Grinnell’s longest-running student groups on campus, the after-school program Friday Fun Night has established itself as a stable place for children of low-income families in Des Moines to have a good time and a healthy snack. Every Wednesday, the five Friday Fun Night coordinators choose a theme for…

A Novice Yogi’s Report from Faulconer

By Linnea Hurst  hurstlin@grinnell.edu I arrive to my first yoga class five minutes late, entering Faulconer sweating and breathing loudly. Having just woken up from a nap, which included a nightmare about missing a paper deadline, I question if I can even afford to take thirty minutes out of my busy Monday. What is the…

Letter to the editor: Innovation at what cost?

This past Saturday an email was sent to students who have taken Introduction to Political Science announcing the new structure of the Class POL-295 – Democratization and Regime Change. The email announced that a “new innovative structure has been approved for the course.” This structure consists of opening the traditional semester schedule by requiring students…