Opinion

No limits?: The Power of Giving

  In my last column, I detailed the stark fundraising differentials between Grinnell and peer liberal arts colleges Carleton, Swarthmore and Amherst. What is clear is that a “Giving Gap” exists, with peer institutions fundraising substantially more from their alumni bodies than Grinnell. But what is also apparent is that Grinnell can improve its fundraising…

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Ask SHIC: Condoms and inner thighs

Dear SHIC, Whenever I come in to buy condoms, I’m always faced with the dilemma of sizing. How do I know what type of condom to get, and if it will fit? Please help! Sincerely, —Overwhelmed Dear Overwhelmed, Never fear! The definitive guide is here. Finding a condom that fits just right is important for…

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Guest Column: Drag shows support

            I write this article with the belief, which I hope every reader shares, that the underlying purpose of Drag Show, with all of its glamour and flare, is to demonstrate and increase support for our LGBTQ community. Before coming to Grinnell, I was not acquainted with such a community….

Minority Report: New slang

How do you tell your friends that they should do something that takes courage or gumption? Most likely, you don’t tell them, “Hey, be brave,” or “Go take responsibility for your actions!” You may, however, tell them to “man up,” “grow a pair,” “get some balls,” or “stop being a p***y.” Quick quiz: what do…

Letter to the Editor: CAFOs in Poweshiek County

This is a significantly abridged version of a letter sent to President Kington and other upper-level administrators at the College on April 3. It does not include sections on “What is a CAFO,” “The Permitting and Regulation of CAFOs in Iowa,” “The Proliferation of CAFOs in Iowa and Poweshiek County,” and “The Harmfulness of CAFOs.” …

Ask SHIC: Special lube love edition

We love lube here at the Sexual Health Information Center (located on the first floor of Main), and so we are dedicating our entire column this week to it. Lube makes every sex act better (disclaimer: we didn’t want to spend our time thinking of every single sex act, so feel free to let us…