Opinion

Alcohol culture change starts with students

To the student body: When I was visiting colleges and universities as a high school senior, one of my visits stood out to me in the worst way possible. It was at a state school—very different from Grinnell’s atmosphere—but it was a small state school, one of the tiniest undergrad programs in New York. What…

A View from Below: Gun rights needed

The Bill of Rights is a magnificent document; however, it is not perfect. Our founding Fathers had no way of knowing how America would change in the next few hundred years, nor did they know how their writings would be interpreted. Supreme Court Justices, Constitutional law experts, politicians and everyone in between differ in how…

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…