Under Chess

Women Score their Way to MWC Bid Against Ripon

By Joe Wlos wlosjose@grinnell.edu For the twenty-first time in twenty-four years, Grinnell’s women’s soccer team will be competing in the Midwest Conference Tournament, facing Lake Forest College on Friday in the first round. Although head coach Heather Benning ’96 said that making the postseason was “an expectation,” the Pioneers were close to elimination earlier in…

Double whammy in Faulconer

By Hannah Condon  condonha@grinnell.edu Friday, November 2 marks the opening of two shows by Grinnell faculty members in Faulconer Gallery. Craig Quintero, Theater, developed “we’re all in this together,” an installation space where visitors are encouraged to engage creatively with the arts. “Breach,” an exhibition by Andrew Kaufman, Art, examines the related themes of containment,…

The True Grinn-alien: Ron Cooper

By Aaron Lapkin  lapkinaa@grinnell.edu If he isn’t telling you some crazy UFO story or about the legitimacy of Big Foot, you might find Ron Cooper, otherwise known as “Coop,” in the Bear gathering equipment for athletes in preparation for the next athletic event. At least, you should find him there; he’s been an equipment manager…

Football Pioneers Tackle Monmouth

By Hayes Gardner gardnerh@grinnell.edu After allowing 61 points to Monmouth College last year when the Fighting Scots came to Grinnell, hopes were not too high for the 1-3 Pioneers to top traditional conference power Monmouth. However, that is exactly what Grinnell did, holding the Scots to a single touchdown and winning 21-7, improving their record…

Dis(locations) discovers its space

By Siddharth Dhananjay dhananja@grinnell.edu Walking into Smith Gallery this week, you will enter more than an art exhibition. Dis(locations) by Christopher Squier ’13, S&B Arts Editor, is a visceral experience that questions memory and gets a colorful answer in return. According to the official description of the exhibition, inscribed on the wall at Smith, “Dis(locations)…focuses…

Prairie Canary spreads wings in Grinnell

By Sarah Shaughnessy shaughne@grinnell.edu An earthenware plate arrives, atop it a grass-fed beef tenderloin seared to a perfect medium rare on a mound of mashed potatoes, sautéed zucchini and garlicky kale with a melting pat of sage butter sliding down the side. On a chilly fall day bookended by hours in a Burling cubicle, it…

Neverland never grows up

By Daria Brosius brosiusd@grinnell.edu What could be more fun than getting to recreate recess with your friends? Neverland Players, a troupe co-directed by seniors Kate Doyle and Amanda Borson, provides a vehicle for Grinnellians to explore their love of play through theatre and storytelling. Doyle explained the group’s focus on a collaborative process. The first…

Consume yummy food at Yumi’s

By Meg Schmitt  schmittm@grinnell.edu Yummy Yumi’s mission statement describes the local bakery as a “place to escape the stress of everyday life” and there’s no better way than through a pecan roll. One of the bakery’s specialties (and their first recommendation) since it opened in 2008, these pecan rolls are a hot, sticky mess (in…