Exploring Plant Hormones as a Physicist

James Yu

Well-known and well-loved physics professor Eric Kramer, famous for his work on the crumpling of paper, sat down with the Ledger to talk about his latest research on the role of hormones in plant biology, along with his previous work with osmosis. More…

Club Spotlight: Fencing Club

Kendra Mills

Sarah Bernt ('13) and Dante Popple ('09) suit up and face off in SR's new Fencing Club.

As we witnessed the momentous accomplishments of the world’s greatest athletes throughout the month of February, it is imperative that we acknowledge Baron Pierre de Coubertin—the architect of the modern Olympic Games and an avid fencer. During his mission to reinstate the Olympics of Ancient Greece, he espoused the moral principles idealized during the Olympic Games: sportsmanship, fair play, and the development of exceptional physical talent. Arguably, these qualities are directly applicable to fencing, a sport that is derived from rapier combat in 16th century Europe. More…

Weed in America: The War on Buds

Gabe Zimmerman

“Under federal law, it is illegal to possess, use, buy, sell, or cultivate marijuana, since the controlled substance act of 1970 classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, claiming it has a high potential for abuse and has no acceptable medical use.”


Llama Ledger Banner & Logo Contest

The Llama Ledger is looking to redesign the banner and logo of our website.  All Simon’s Rock students are welcome to submit their photos and/or designs. Submissions are due by December 20.  The winning submitters for the banner and the logo will each receive a $15 gift card to a restaurant in town. More…

Dem Bums: 42 Review


Published on: May 17, 2013

Ronald Gerber


Jackie Robinson was by no means the greatest career MLB ballplayer in history. It may have been due to the fact that he was already 28 when he got to the big leagues, and as such ended up playing for only ten seasons and didn’t have the time to develop as impressive a career record as his contemporaries. More…

Students Perform in Dance Concert


Photo Credit | Kirsiah McNamara ’10

Published on: May 17, 2013

Erik Elbieh

Students who attended the dance concert held Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 already know that the event was incredible, but even so, it is worth recapping. The performance included over 60 Simon’s Rock students.

Performances prepared for the event during the weekends, often spending more than four hours each day. More…

Kellogg’s Trip


Published on: May 17, 2013

Erik Elbieh

As you will now know if you read the earlier article about campus myths, Kellogg was moved down from upper campus to its current spot in 1992. The idea of moving the building down to the central portion of campus was started in the spring of 1990, when the campus began considering several master plan decisions. Other changes occurred during this process including moving the admissions office to Blodgett and reopening the gatehouse entrance to campus from Alford Road. More…