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Softball ends season and a half losing streak

By Joe Wlos wlosjose@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s softball team finished its Pioneer Tournament with their second win of the season. After falling to Westminster College three times this year, the Pioneers finally managed to defeat them in a dramatic consolation game. “We lost to them earlier in the tournament in pool play,” Coach Amanda Reckamp said. “But…

Pride Week bridges gaps between private, public life

By Kevin Hong  hongze@grinnell.edu The Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) is sponsoring Pride Week this week. “Pride is a word that has a lot of meanings among people who consider themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer,” said Elliot Karl ‘12, SRC Manager. “Politically, ‘pride’ is the opposite of ‘shame’ and is for people who…

A Meditation on Slacktivism

It’s so easy to be a slacktivist. When you see something on Facebook or Twitter that moves you or interest you, you can re-post, like a status, type a hashtag within seconds. Maybe you don’t consider it activism; the term “slacktivist” seems irrelevant. Your re-post was simply a characteristic of our generation’s impulse to share…

Tuition increases 3%

Students received an email message regarding a three percent increase in the comprehensive fee for the next academic year from President Kington during Spring Break. President Kington’s email included an attached letter that was sent to parents to explain the increase. It also encouraged students to educate themselves on the issues surrounding “college affordability and…

Michael Brus qualifies for Olympic Trials

Michael Brus ’14 had a great performance at the NCAA Division III National Swimming and Diving Championship at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN from March 21-24. He followed this up by qualifying for the United States Olympic trials on March 25 in the 200m backstroke at the same location. “I’m really happy with…

Kondabolu returns to kick off month-long lols

“Hari is the perfect comedian for the college crowd,” said Dane Haiken ‘12, one of the organizers of Comedic April. “He is hilarious as can be, but he’s also very thoughtful. He engages with very important issues like race and class and privilege.” Hari Kondabolu’s performance tonight will kick off Comedic April, a series of…

Baseball eyes first ever MWC crown

In their three seasons playing baseball at Grinnell, the Class of 2012 made three appearances in the Midwest Conference (MWC) Tournament, taking runner-up honors in 2010, but never winning a MWC championship. Head Coach Tim Hollibaugh has coached at Grinnell for eighteen years, but he has yet to win a MWC Championship. In fact, in…