|By Emily256 (Emily256) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 03:12 pm: Edit|
ok, i've heard about the heavy pot use, but I'm just wondering: how prevalent are heavy drugs (crack, meth, x) on campus? are they widely accepted, or is it just mainly drinking and pot?
|By Miltonp729 (Miltonp729) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 11:50 pm: Edit|
i had a friend who really wanted to go to reed..but she visited, and heard students talking about tripping on lsd. needless to say she didn't apply. this is all speculation, mind you.
|By Cynicalsob1 (Cynicalsob1) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 01:45 am: Edit|
Alright, I'm going to tell you what I got told at Reed activity days. If you think about it, you aren't going to be able to perform academically if your getting wasted every day of the week. If you are well then you're probably going to flunk out. I would imagine that use is probably at the same level as anywhere else. Plus apparently Community Safety Officers are your friends, take care of you if you get in over your head. I could see how hallucinagens might be used more often though; fun stuff.
They're there, but they do have a subfree dorm. Hell drugs are everywhere.
|By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 01:01 am: Edit|
Everyone ( staff and faculty) @ Reed are given a stipend to use to improve student/staff interaction, from housekeepers to CSOs and profs. My daughter has played paint ball with the president, the housekeeper takes students who miss the train to the airport, and she goes to movies regularly with profs and their sig others.
Adult responsible behavior is constantly modeled by older adults and by other students. While some students chose to use substances occasionally, the rigor of Reed precludes use regularly. You just won't be able to stay in your classes and party all the time or even once a week.
I am a parent, but I grew up in the 70's and I am very familar with sights and smells of all kinds of substance usage. I have never even smelled pot at Reed, let alone indications of heavy psychedelic use. I am not going to argue that drug or alcohol use does not exist at Reed, that would be ridiculous. Legal and illegal drug use exists at virtually every school in the country whether public or private, even down to grade school in some instances. Not to say that is a good thing, of course it isn't, however, I did not freak out when my daughter wanted to attend Reed, and while I encourage students to visit schools they are interested in, to decide not to apply to a top choice school becuase of what you over heard some students talking about seems naive. Would you decide Berkeley was a Republican enclave if you heard some students endorsing Schwarzenegger?
|By Emily256 (Emily256) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 07:14 pm: Edit|
oh, don't get the wrong idea, emeraldkitty4, i AM going to reed. something as stupid as drugs would not deter my decision to go to a great school. I just want to know the drug situation beforehand so I will know how much temptation i'm going to have.
|By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 07:25 pm: Edit|
There are probably drugs around if you are looking for them. My daughter called Asylum block the "coke" dorm. They have many social activities that don't require substances, however several activities do have a preponderance of substances mainly PBR it seems.
My daughter was in the sub free dorm for three years. First year it was in chittick which is a fab dorm down by the canyone. She wanted to be in sub free cause she is sensitive to smoke and wanted to meet kids right off the bat that weren't there to see how much they could get away with. 2nd & 3rd year she was in sub free cause if you choose a theme dorm you have priority over other students who are choosing general dorms. Senior year she is going to be in birchwood which are townhouses that the college just bought and made into RCA ( reed college apartments) so there should be plenty of housing around campus.
Sub free students aren't prudes ( well most aren't ) there are plenty of parties that don't include substances and the ones that do, most will not care if you don't drink or smoke.
My daughter is 21 and while I am sure she drank occasionally it wasn't a regular thing. I don't think she has used anything else, although I know especially at Renn Fayre there are lots of things floating around ( besides the chicken)
|By Kad (Kad) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 10:59 pm: Edit|
Drugs are good for you.
|By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 01:37 pm: Edit|
The blotter acid filled pinatas are long gone, ( if they ever really existed) but Reedies show they can have a good time without them
|By Kad (Kad) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 10:48 pm: Edit|
"The blotter acid filled pinatas are long gone"
I wouldn't be too sure about that...
|By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 12:29 am: Edit|
well I was just going by how quiet they said it was compared to past years.
Of course acid does make you pretty introspective, its alcohol that makes you do really crazy things.
(Glad I was just the right age for the 70's)
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