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Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Illustration by Claire Revere
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...

Debate team suspended for alcohol violations, allegations of misconduct

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...

Administration debuts Think About It online orientation program

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...

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...

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

Photo by Hayley Turner
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,...

Support group helps students live with addiction

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...

Underclassmen access to alcohol reality at Whitman, nationwide

Underclassmen access to alcohol reality at Whitman, nationwide
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...

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...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major
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...

Let’s Drink to ‘The World’s End’

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

Why Whitties Drink: The Overlooked Reasons

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...

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

'Don Jon' Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies
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...

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