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REED: a complete druggy school??

measureyourlifeinlovemeasureyourlifeinlove Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
edited May 2005 in Reed College
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Replies to: REED: a complete druggy school??

  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 Registered User Posts: 35,861 Senior Member
    Why do you ask measure?
    To reiterate a question I posed on another thread- do you want to apply or to picket?
  • measureyourlifeinlovemeasureyourlifeinlove Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    actually i really like it and really want to apply this year, but my parents and GC are telling me not to... so i wanted to see others perspectives that might know better
  • NewsgirlNewsgirl Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    I think you will encounter drug use at most schools, (except perhaps the religious and very conservative campuses.)

    I suspect because Reed has the honor code, it is probably more tolerant of drug use.

    But I also suspect that because Reed is a very challenging school, with fairly rigid requirements, that drug using slacker types would not last long there.

    I am only supposing...
  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 Registered User Posts: 35,861 Senior Member
    This is repeating info that has been brought up before- but
    there is no more drug use at Reed than other schools and perhaps less substance use than at schools where socializing=partying and there is no chance to leave the bubble
    It is a very rigourous academic school and while they do have at least one big blow out every year ( Last weekend for example) a big blow out means having wild crazy fun which you do not have to be high to have.
  • spoonyjspoonyj Registered User Posts: 344 Member
    Reed is a tough school. Burn-outs become drop-outs. Yes, there is tolerance for drug use, but the bottom line is that Reed is like almost any other school: It's a complete druggy school if you let it be. I never took drugs there and never felt any pressure to do so.
  • mackinawmackinaw Registered User Posts: 2,909 Senior Member
    I never took drugs there and never felt any pressure to do so.
    Nor did I.

    I did have more than a few beers, though.
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