Post Tagged with: "drinking"

Community struggles with alcohol related hospitalizations

Overconsumption of alcohol and its dangerous effects  is not a new issue at Colby, but has recently become a hot button issue across campus as a result of a recent slew of hospitalizations. An email regarding alcohol consumption was sent on Sept. 29 from the Faculty in Residence and Assistant Resident Directors to the student body. The email addresses the […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · News

Should the drinking age be lowered?

While thinking about Doghead, I was reminded of a joke I heard a few years ago: “Sometimes I think it should be illegal for me to drink. Then I remember, it is illegal for me to drink.” It is funny, yes, but it also highlights the uneasy relationship the drinking age has with the real world. The vast majority of […]

by Catherine Dunn· · 1 comment · Opinion
Colby tradition, a dieing culture

Colby tradition, a dieing culture

Did you know that Beer Die was created at Colby in 1978 by a group of students? If not, you’re not alone. In a recent survey, only 47 percent of participants knew this fact about Colby’s history. So what happened to the Colby legacy that used to be a prevalent feature of the Colby culture? And why do so few […]

by Misha Strage· · 8 comments · Opinion
Registration hurts abiding students

Registration hurts abiding students

This past Friday, a group of students in Heights were listening to music and playing a quiet game of beer die when they heard a knock on their door. When they yelled for the person to come in, they were surprised to see a Colby security guard walk into their common room. In an email sent to students living in […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Opinion
‘Drunk friends’ are not loose ends

‘Drunk friends’ are not loose ends

It’s the weekend and you can finally go out to release the built-up stress of the previous week. Excitement for the night out is felt all around campus and the anticipation of debauchery is high. You start with your core group of friends, maybe your team, classmates, or roommate. These are the people you comfortably go to and consider your […]

by Merrill Read· · 0 comments · Opinion