Unpacking books, I found my history of women in the U.S. collection. Before Grinnell College, I did not realize I’d grown up in a sexist and patriarchal society. Nor did I understand that women’s stories, struggles, and experiences could be subjects of enquiry and study.
“Proud Pioneer alum! Love seeing young men at Grinnell have success both on and off the football field. Congrats, Ryan!”
Finally branded my car so other Grinnellians can spot me in the wild.
Can you imagine a situation without NATO where anyone would pay attention to what the Belgians think about anything?
A common motivational trope that gives meaning to our lives as teachers is that our legacy lives on through our students.
I relied on attention from my athletic achievements to balance out the severe depression I faced owing to my struggles as a closeted athlete attending a tiny Catholic school in small-town Mason City, Iowa.
My Grinnell College extern, LaAnna [LaAnna Farnelli '20], observes XRF mapping at Yale of the famous Vinland map, either one of the most valuable maps in existence or a spectacular fake.
“Our dining hall really goes all out for their food displays sometimes...”
“Wow, sometimes the universe is really direct.”
How weird is Grinnell? Person-wearing-a-dementor-cape-at-11:30-p.m.-standing-in-the-loggia-outside-of-Read-scrolling-on-their-phone type of weird.