Opinion

Black Friday could be a positive for labor

It was freezing in Chicago post-Thanksgiving Day: the coldest it has been since last February (51 degrees), and the wind chill kept getting worse. Yet, on Friday morning at three different Wal-Marts throughout Chicago, hundreds of people gathered to protest, joining with some 1,000 Wal-Mart actions in 28 states and around the globe, including one…

What If?

Gerry isn’t that different from you and me, except for the fact that he was born with scarlet scales on his arms. From the tops of his shoulders to the ends of his fingertips blazed thousands and thousands of scales. Sometimes, when Gerry walked into direct sunlight, he would swear his arms were on fire….

Letter to the editor: President Kington responds to financial aid article

I appreciated the spirit of inquiry behind Peter Sullivan’s recent article about faculty views on the College’s financial future and endowment spending (“Pointing to endowment, faculty advise restrained action on financial aid,” November 9th). I would like to respond with several points of correction and clarification. First, and most importantly, Sullivan’s lead claims that “some…

Letter to the editor: Drag Show Blues

We are writing this letter to express our frustration with Drag Show past and present. The spirit of Drag Show is to mess with gender and subvert gender binaries. We thought that the performances were very well-organized and entertaining, and we appreciate the hard work and effort that the organizers put into it. However, as…

A HELL OF A WEEK FOR MAGGIE GALLAGHER

After causing various hurricanes and the fall of the Roman Empire, gay people apparently caused the decline of ancient Greece as well. Didn’t you know? Really? Well, do not despair. I find the courage to publicly announce that I am Greek and I didn’t know that either. In all seriousness though, this is what Serge…

Letter to the editor: High Street Hero

On the precipice of Thanksgiving, we should all give thanks to our very own hometown hero, Stef ‘Lil Nug’ Kundakjian. On Wed. night, Nov, 14, at approximately 8:37pm, High and East Streets were almost consumed by a blazing wildfire, save for the heroic effort of the Womb’s own Lil Nug. Ignoring great personal peril, she…

GROWER NOT A SHOW-ER

Dear SHIC, Why do I queef and can I do anything to avoid it? Love,      Queefing Queen Dear Queen, Queefs, also called vaginal farts, occur when air is pushed into the vagina and then expelled (what goes in must go out!), which can happen during vaginal penetration or exercise, such as yoga or…