Opinion

Magic, Magic, Magic

What happened to all the magic? I’m not talking about tricks of light or sleight of hand, I’m talking about real magic. We all used to know it – from the 43-year old businessman who sits in his office working until twilight, to the tired taxi driver who grows sick of looking at the same…

Letter: Response to “Policing Self-Gov”

To The Signatories of “Policing Self-Gov“: We found your published April 27 response to our letter regarding police activity on campus to be a surprising dismissal of students’ concerns. Rather than taking the time to thoughtfully consider our ideas and requests regarding the need for greater transparency and communication, the SGA Cabinet (excepting the President…

The Critical Mass

To the titillation of every border collie within a mile radius, 1200 Grinnell residents came together on Mac Field this Wednesday to do the unprecedented: throw more frisbees simultaneously than any other group of people throwing frisbees simultaneously in history. For about two seconds, the red plastic discs wobbled in the air, then plummeted to…

Letter: Athletes And More

5:25 am—Alarm goes off, press snooze. I lay in bed for a few more minutes before finally getting up. On my way to my d-hall work shift, I grab a bagel left from yesterday’s outtake, yum. 8:54 am—Be sure to clock out, say bye to Lyle before rushing to class in Bucksbaum. I will not…

Letter: Senior Challenge Response

In a staff editorial entitled “Senior Challenge poorly marketed,” the authors noted that many students feel that the donation prompts that singled out Whitney Hendrickson ’12 and Rob Yin ’12 were an attempt to capitalize monetarily on student’s grief. This faux pas is, regrettably, one that has made the senior class less inclined to donate,…

Letter: This Is Not Sex Positive

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Assault Survivors and Allies [survivors] welcome contact from survivors of all genders whose sexual assaults occurred in Grinnell or elsewhere. We want to hear your stories, include you in our activism, and give you any support we can. The Scope of the Problem The number of sexual assaults at Grinnell and the pervasiveness of…

Letter: Personal Accounts of Sexual Assault

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Assault Survivors and Allies [survivors] welcome contact from survivors of all genders whose sexual assaults occurred in Grinnell or elsewhere. We want to hear your stories, include you in our activism, and give you any support we can. My boyfriend graduated the year before, but I still hung out with our group of friends. One…