Starting next year, healthy living communities for freshmen, more commonly known as substance-free floors, will be eliminated from the South 40.
An estimated 1,000 more students than last year flocked to Brookings Quadrangle on Friday for the fall W.I.L.D. concert. Among the nearly 5,000 students in attendance, some who needed medical attention at the paramedics’ tent in the Quad were turned away for lack of space, said some students staffing the event.
A Friday night at Wash U. We all know the signs. The inebriated underclassmen staggering around the Swamp on their way to Frat Row, having consumed far too much alcohol in far too short of a time. They pack their way onto the Campus Circulator in order to shorten the journey by a few minutes and stumble off to try to get into either this house or that.
“Binge Drinking!” says the American Sociological Association. If you’re nervous about the coming year, fear no more as feeling jolly and included is apparently as simple as having 13.7 drinks per week. (It may sound a little nauseating, but you can do it!
This semester, Team 31 productions announced a change to its alcohol policy for W.I.L.D. In past years, students ages 21 or older with identification could bring in six beers to the Brookings Quadrangle.
Suicide is more common than alcohol-related death among college students, a recent study of national colleges found.
You wake up on the floor of your room after a long night of partying. Your hair is a mess, your pajamas are on backwards (assuming you’ve got them on), and you’re pretty sure that that nasty odor is not only coming from you, but it also smells like vomit. You can barely remember the events of the previous evening, but no big deal, right?
We find it interesting and pertinent that the ruling of the FDA is based on behavior, not chemical safety. The language in the press release suggests that the agency is deeming the drinks unsafe not because they are inherently dangerous when consumed in moderation, but because people consistently use them in unsafe ways.
Four Loko is noticeably absent from local shelves, following plans from its manufacturer to remove caffeine from the alcoholic malt beverage under pressure from the FDA.
Students and administrators alike have recently called into question the alcohol consumption policies at Washington University. This year’s freshman class is, according to several administrators, “rowdier” than usual, and this year’s W.I.L.D. resulted in three near-fatal accidents.