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Dear Mom: Alcohol Advice

Mom

February 23, 2017

Dear Mom, I am a Whitman sophomore and I am worried that I go out too much—I have a lot of fun getting drunk with my friends and I drink usually three nights a week. I know that this behavior isn’t necessarily healthy, and I’m kind of worried about my habits! I think I need help finding bal...

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 make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C...

America can’t handle its drinks

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

October 12, 2016

One of the things that has surprised me the most about college life in the US is the way many college students don’t know how to deal with alcohol. There is this particular attitude towards alcohol that I haven’t seen anywhere else. When I first went to parties here, I noticed how people drink unt...

Movie Drinking Games

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2014

Last Thursday, I was curling up on my couch with a nice glass of wine getting ready to start my Shonda Rhimes night with "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" when it dawned on me that hey, I'm drinking a glass of red wine just like Olivia Pope–– she in an Armani suit with a 1991 bottle and me in sweatpants...

Getting Adventurous with ‘Drunken City’

Getting Adventurous with ‘Drunken City’

James Kennedy

November 14, 2013

In covering Whitman's latest production, "The Drunken City," The Pioneer sat down with the four leading ladies of the production: the three lead actors and the director. Senior Florence LeBas directs first-year Haley Forrester as Marty, sophomore Maya Kozarsky as Linda and senior Alexandra Sc...

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...

Debate Team Moves Forward Amidst Disagreements About Supervision and Policy

Shelly Le

May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the third in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part one examines the debate team's culture, including accusations mad...

As Longtime Coach Steps Down, Debate Culture Under Scrutiny

Shelly Le

May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the first in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part two focuses on the Title IX investigation conducted in the spring...

Bad to the Bone: A dining hall drinking game

Bad to the Bone: A dining hall drinking game

caricortez

October 13, 2011

Complaining about Bon Appétit (or as they call it at Lewis and Clark, "The Bone") is an age-old pastime at Whitman, going back many, many centuries. But what people need to realize is that it's all old hat. How do we make it new hat? Make a drinking game out of it, duh. Very simple rules: if the following...

Party Mentality, even at Whitman

William Witwer

April 29, 2010

I live in Jewett. My room directly faces the TKE house and all of frat row. Yet the frequent nighttime screaming, laughing and stumbling, which bothered me at first, don't worry me as they once did. Whitman does a great job of encouraging responsible drinking: there is no fear of asking an authority...

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