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Dear Mom: Alcohol Advice

Illustration by Meg Cuca
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...

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...

America can’t handle its drinks

Illustration by Claire Revere
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...

Movie Drinking Games

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...

Getting Adventurous with ‘Drunken City’

Getting Adventurous with 'Drunken City'
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...

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...

Debate Team Moves Forward Amidst Disagreements About Supervision and Policy

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...

As Longtime Coach Steps Down, Debate Culture Under Scrutiny

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...

Whitman Drinking Statistics

Infographic by Cara Patten
February 2, 2012

Bad to the Bone: A dining hall drinking game

Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen
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...

Party Mentality, even at Whitman

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...

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