Opinion

Passionate love with Paul Ryan and Twilight

Halloween is an amazing holiday for many reasons: Jack O’lanterns, candy, apple cider, trick-or-treating. But by far the best part is the costumes, from slutty witches to slutty ghosts to slutty leopards. Costumes can also add an exciting new element to your sex life, especially in conjunction with roleplaying. Sexual roleplaying can be a great…

Of idols and romance

I came out of Biden’s event on September 18th with such a fire in me. I had just met, embraced, and taken a picture with the Vice President of the United States of America. I felt refreshed and for some reason, weirdly elated. As I made my way across Mac Field, those feelings were slowly…

What the @#&_is happening with Financial Aid?

Originally this piece was going to be about the excellent panel on socioeconomic class that Grinnell students, faculty, and staff participated in on Thursday night. However, by the time the deadline rolled around I found myself with a more burning question on my mind: What the @#&_ is happening with financial aid? Perhaps more what…

A Message from Bai Mei Yu

In the morning, I wake up from my bed. Despite the rain and wind outside, a heater keeps the room comfortably warm. It’s a bit dark, so I turn on the lights. Because I have access to running water, I can brush my teeth and take a shower. I notice that my toothpaste is running…

Safety first

Dear SHIC, How long does it take for sperm to die after ejaculation? -Just keep swimming Dear Swimming, Even though your little swimmers are teeny tiny, they’re pretty resilient. Outside of the vagina, sperm can live up to a few hours. However, when ejaculation occurs inside of a woman, sperm can live up to 5…

You have to raise hell

America really baffles me sometimes. I am aware that this is primarily, well, entirely, attributed to the fact that I am European, but there are some things that I find outrageous and I cannot bring myself to understand. Mind you, these are things that I have been observing for years because I have been following…

Grinding to progress

Considering grinding’s popularity at school dance functions across the world, it’s surprising how little serious public discourse there has been about the subject. Though this silence is perhaps fitting, considering how little speaking goes on during the actual act of grinding. For those inclined to leave room for Jesus, grinding, freaking or simply dirty dancing…