Under Chess

Critical drinking: a meditation on inebriation

In a recent opinion piece published by BBC news entitled, “Is the alcohol message all wrong?” the author argues that the behavioral effects of alcohol are mediated through sociocultural attitudes towards drinking. In particular, she suggests that the two types of drinking mentalities are produced within ambivalent or integrated drinking cultures. Given the recent changes…

Freesound more free than ever

Residents of Main are probably used to the reverberating tones of blues, punk, ska, funk, rock, noise, and pretty much anything else coming from Freesound, Grinnell College’s all-inclusive music space, but many students on campus have not heard the recent changes to the organization. Freesound is a student group which provides musical instruments and equipment…

A brief response to Fox and Friends

This week’s edition of “Fox and Friends” devoted a segment to criticizing Grinnell College’s gender-neutral policies and in doing so disregarded the reality of living on a campus that is accepting of different lifestyles. No one can deny that the concept of gender neutral housing and bathrooms may be difficult for some to digest. Just…