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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman Wire

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“Rocky Horror” fucked (A recap)

Samantha Fitts, very drunk (hungover) November 3, 2022

Writer’s note: Below is the somewhat redacted recap for "Rocky Horror" I actually wrote while wasted that night. Anything in (parenthesis) or [square brackets] is my current, very hungover, edits...

Illustration by Claire Revere

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

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...

Debate team suspended for alcohol violations, allegations of misconduct

Lane Barton April 16, 2015
The Whitman Debate team was suspended for a minimum of two years on April 9th, after an investigation by administration revealed violation of team and school policies. The investigation primarily focused on violations of alcohol protocol by debaters and coaches during a 2015 tournament. Allegations of gender discrimination and potentially unsafe situations occurring over the course of the season were also presented to investigators.

Administration debuts Think About It online orientation program

Nolan Bishop November 13, 2014
The online course, created by LawRoom online training subsidiary CampusClarity, covers four broad topics: “Sex In College,” “Partying Smart,” “Sexual Violence” and “Healthy Relationships”. Beginning next year, completion of the course will be required of all incoming students before their arrival on campus in the fall.
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...

Photo by Hayley Turner

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

Lachlan Johnson September 18, 2014
Whitman maintains strict policies against marijuana out of concern that the federal government may cut off essential financial aid and other funding should the college be found in violation of the federal law. Despite the law and official policy, students frequently use both marijuana and alcohol at Whitman and nationwide. In response to this reality, the college quietly tries to promote safety-oriented approaches to enforcement. However, the aspects of Whitman’s policies which promote safety are often not openly endorsed by the college.

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. Alcohol is the primary focus of Sober at Whitman, but the group is not intended to be exclusionary. It serves anyone with addictive relationships to alcohol or drugs.
Underclassmen access to alcohol reality at Whitman, nationwide

Underclassmen access to alcohol reality at Whitman, nationwide

Lachlan Johnson September 18, 2014
Underage use of alcohol is an open secret. Instead of trying to criminalize or stigmatize drinking, many colleges, including Whitman, work to make sure that if students choose to drink, they can do so in a safe and responsible manner and can have access to help without the fear of repercussions.

Crack Open a Cold One

Erik 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

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...

Lets Drink to The Worlds 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.

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.
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