During my O-Week, back in 2009, some seniors informed me that, to their incredulity, I had to be discreet about getting drunk. The shopping cart full of 40s that they had been distributing around the quad had been confiscated. It was clear from the onset of my time here that there was beginning to be a shift in how drugs and alcohol were handled at Reed. The word around campus was that the fatal heroin overdose a year and a half earlier had cemented Reed’s reputation as a “drug school,” and was negatively affecting enrollment. The administration was trying to kick this reputation, and had adopted a newfound zealotry when it came to AOD violations, but some habits are hard to break.
My senior year of high school, self-righteous granola cruncher that I was, I only deigned to submit applications to colleges that were bonkers about “community.” Retrospectively, this makes no fucking sense. What did I think went on at schools that didn’t talk about community on their brochures? Did I imagine automatons strolling to class each morning in a bubble, pushing all the other little robots down on their way? And what did I think made the schools that talked about community so communal? Would they would mirror my 80-student alternative high school, where I attended a slumber party with the whole senior class?
The 2015 Student Body Wage Review survey closed on Monday, but many students are still wondering why the review happened in the first place. The poll explained that “the Wage Review Board is surveying the student body in order to gauge their financial needs and to better understand the work done by students who hold student body positions.” Are we to assume, then, that SB employees are unsatisfied with their current wages?
Million dollar rock rocks campus.
Rumors of a large rock circulated wildly around campus on Tuesday before the Visiting Artists show, however the rumors themselves turned out to be larger than the fist sized rock with a smiley face on the inside. This year’s RAW explores the subtle and strange using the theme “Might Now” as its jumping off point into peculiarity. The campus turns into a gallery as art takes to the library, the GCCs, the gym and of course—the art building. For the five-day duration of the event students will have the opportunity to interact with art as a part of their daily routine, whether they be math majors or linguistics students.