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Opinion Submission: Why my experience at WILD can never happen again

Instead of spending my night watching Zedd perform, I found myself suffocated by the crowd and interrogated by the Washington University Police Department and off-campus paramedics.

| Class of 2024

Old enough to hold a gun, too young to take a shot

Lowering the drinking age won’t immediately solve every drinking problem, but it’s the start of a cultural shift.

| Contributing Writer

‘A step in the right direction’: WU expands medical amnesty policy to include drugs

Washington University expanded its medical amnesty and active bystander protocol to now include the possession or use of drugs in addition to alcohol last week. “When a student seeks aid for an individual experiencing an alcohol or other drug-related emergency by contacting emergency services, such as the Emergency Support Team (EST), the patient and the […]

| Staff Reporter

Staff Editorial: Extended medical amnesty keeps WU community safe

Regardless of how many administrative conversations had to take place for the change to be made, student safety should always come first, and we commend the University for taking strides to protect student health.

Expand medical amnesty to include marijuana

Starting Jan. 1, 2017 marijuana will be decriminalized in the entire state of Missouri. In response to the changing legal policy, Washington University should take a stance now and amend its Medical Amnesty policy to include marijuana.

| Staff Writer

Washington University adopts medical amnesty protocol

In an attempt to encourage students to seek medical help for alcohol-related emergencies, Washington University has implemented a medical amnesty and active bystander protocol.

Alex Siegman | Staff Reporter

Medical Amnesty aims for reassurance, leaves uncertainty

A step forward from Wash. U.’s traditionally ambiguous expectations surrounding alcohol, the protocol will hopefully encourage students to seek help for themselves and/or their peers when they’re in danger. However, the protocol’s vague wording leaves much to be desired.

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