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Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Illustration by Claire Revere

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert

November 10, 2016

Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C...

Debate team suspended for alcohol violations, allegations of misconduct

Lane Barton

April 16, 2015

Emily Lin-Jones and Andy Monserud contributed reporting. *Names have been changed at the request of sources. On April 9, the Whitman Debate team was suspended for a minimum of two years after an investigation by administration revealed violation of team and school policies. The investigation pri...

Administration debuts Think About It online orientation program

Nolan Bishop

November 13, 2014

Whitman's new Think About It online pre-orientation program will join the variety of other social orientation programs at the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year. The course is aimed at first-year students as an introduction to elements of college culture and focuses heavily on preventing sexual ...

Sex, alcohol, and Opening Days at Willamette University

Sex, alcohol, and Opening Days at Willamette University

October 5, 2014

This story was originally published in The Willamette Collegian on September 30, 2014. It was written by Willamette reporter Alyssa Milstead and is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwest collegiate newspapers. Brendan Dwyer admits that there...

Safety comes first, but policies remain unclear for alcohol, marijuana

Photo by Hayley Turner

Lachlan Johnson

September 18, 2014

This summer Washington residents had their first opportunity to buy legal marijuana from retailers throughout the state. While students over the age of 21 can now legally smoke inside private residences, Whitman College's policy towards marijuana remains unchanged. The college's official policy makes...

Support group helps students live with addiction

Andy Monserud

September 18, 2014

Sober at Whitman, a support group for Whitman community members struggling with addiction, recently began its second year on campus. Started last year by Interim Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer and Alumnus Riley Clubb ‘09, the group aims to bring students, faculty, staff and other memb...

Underclassmen access to alcohol reality at Whitman, nationwide

Underclassmen access to alcohol reality at Whitman, nationwide

Lachlan Johnson

September 18, 2014

This article was authored by Sam Jacobson. Dealing with alcohol and underage drinking is a perpetual challenge that colleges across the country face, and Whitman College is no exception. As underage drinking is widespread at colleges and universities across the nation, Whitman and its peer institut...

Crack Open a Cold One


May 5, 2014

How do you like your beer?  Here's how people in Teresina prefer it: Like a wedding dress  (Como vestido de noiva) Like a concrete worker's leg  (Como canela de pedrero) Like a seal's rear-end  (Como cú de foca) Teresinenses expect their beer to be cold.  So cold, in fact, that i...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Aleida Fernandez

December 9, 2013

After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink of choice. Psychology: Gin and Tonic Unofficial research has shown that drinking this cla...

Let’s Drink to ‘The World’s End’

Let's Drink to 'The World's End'

Nathan Fisher

October 17, 2013

With my 21st birthday approaching in February and the end of three-fourths of my college years looming in May, I feel a crisis coming on that I might actually have to grow up and make adult decisions... Nah, that's not gonna happen just yet, because denial is still an option/my best friend. This week I saw anothe...

Why Whitties Drink: The Overlooked Reasons

Dani Hupper

October 3, 2013

Loosening the mood and lowering inhibitions are not the only reasons Whitman students consume alcohol. In fact, the use of alcohol is most strongly promoted when it's not even in our presence. One reason to drink is to build community. You laugh, but think of the support that's shown at parties and...

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

'Don Jon' Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2013

Moviegoers in Walla Walla hit the jackpot this weekend when several promising new movies were released. My choices were boiled down to porn versus drinking buddies, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new comedy about porn addiction, "Don Jon," won. That's right, an R-rated kind of pornographic dramatic comedy entertained! "Don Jon" follows the day-to-...

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