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Guys & Girls: There are a handful of guys who I find attractive, and that seems to be enough for me. My interaction with them varies depending on if I have classes with them or if we talked at parties, but otherwise, it seems like it's harder for girls to meet guys than for guys to meet girls. The ratio is skewed in the guys' favor!

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Guys & Girls: My mom commented that it's the place where healthy-looking, handsome folks go.

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Guys & Girls: For whatever reason, it seems like guys have a harder time approaching girls who they like. It's never uncommon for students to have several crushes on fellow students at a time, but because life moves so fast here, and because it's so much extra effort to have a relationship, most students don't seem to act on these crushes unless they're really ready to take on the extra challenge they present. I've never been in a relationship at Whitman, and they seem to be all over the place, so I guess there are some people willing to take on the extra time.

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Guys & Girls: There are a number of really hot girls, and a lot of them are sporty and dig the outdoors, which is sweet. Most of the hotties are from sororities, but there are some hot independent (non-Greeks, also known as Indie) girls, too. I just don't have much interaction with the Indie girls because I'm in a frat, so most of the girls I meet are through inter-Greek functions with sororities.

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Guys & Girls: Whitman is the school of nerds who, finding themselves surrounded by other nerds upon arrival, suddenly feel cool.

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Guys & Girls: Typically, students haven't seemed to care about their appearances, but more recently, I've seen much more make-up and fashionable clothes on younger students than I remembered.

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Guys & Girls: The girls are quite attractive, and most have a personality, opinions, and deeper conversational skills than your typical valley girl. There are some brain-dead, dud girls, but most of them are really smart and down-to-earth. You have to be if you're a Whitman student, otherwise, it's hard to keep up with everything.

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Guys & Girls: Guys are nice, not very attractive, and do not approach girls at all.

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Guys & Girls: I wish it was easier to have a relationship with a guy. I've been involved with lots of great, cute guys, but a lot of them aren't looking for a relationship, which sucks. In a way, it's good, though, because I don't know if I have the time for it anyway, and I'm going abroad in the fall, so I won't be here, either.

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Guys & Girls: It seems that Whitman girls go after guys a lot, and the girls are cool.

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Drug Safety: I've noticed that pot is being used more often, and it's easier to get, which is a little worrisome. Hopefully, it won't become as popular as alcohol is on campus.

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Drug Safety: The only prevalent drug on campus is pot (unless you count alcohol as a drug).

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Drug Safety: Alcohol seems to be the biggest form of substance abuse, and I don't think I can recall any weekend where it wasn't readily available at some party. Whitman students definitely abuse alcohol in my opinion, though I think the perception may be a bit more than it really is. It's at least nice to know that I don't have to worry about seeing anything much worse than alcohol on campus.

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Drug Safety: Around finals, some students abuse caffeine by taking pills or by fueling up on Red Bull or coffee. Many pull all-nighters in the library, and I've caught wind a couple of times of people using speed, though this is a rarity and a rumor without much evidence. Beer seems to be the drug of choice, especially for guys who need a break in the library on late nights.

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Drug Safety: The school has a no-tolerance policy for marijuana, though it's not uncommon for students who have it to be let off with warnings. If the Walla Walla police catch you, though, watch out-they're very unforgiving when it comes to drug use outside of underage drinking, and they really don't like busting up Whitman parties without whining about it.

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Drug Safety: I really haven't heard of anything `harder' than pot being used frequently.

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Drug Safety: I'd venture to say that illegal drugs are not a problem on campus.

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Drug Safety: For a school that hosts `the Beer Mile,' it would seem like the obvious conclusion that alcohol is quite integrated into the lifestyle here. Though it can get out of control at times, most students don't drink so much that they get belligerent or pass out. For the few that do, the Health Center is really familiar with taking care of sick students, and at least one student ends up in the Health Center each weekend during the heavy party times.

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Drug Safety: Drinking is probably the most commonly used drug, followed by pot.

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Administration: Whitman is somewhat strict. They're as strict as they need to be, at least, and I think they should be. It helps things run smoothly and reminds students that they are not invincible or able to escape deserved punishment.

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Administration: My Resident Director last year told me that Whitman has the second most liberal, relaxed alcohol policy in the country, second only to Reed College (in Oregon) that has no alcohol policy. It's great to be at a school that's this laid-back, though at times I've seen policy enforced when it definitely needed to be.

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Administration: The campus is not especially strict, although I have seen campus policy enforced, which it should be. They are there to protect us and keep things semi-legal. I've heard of people getting out of punishment after being caught with pot, so I imagine that they're not terribly strict about that.

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Administration: Whitman's `close door' policy is strict in the sense that you're strongly discouraged from having alcohol out in public, but at the same time, the enforcement varies so much from residence hall to residence hall that it is hard to call it strict, especially since there is no ban on drinking, only the location.

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Administration: Drunkenness is not regulated at all. In my experience, the only trouble people ever got in was having lots of alcohol in public and having to dump it out.

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Administration: Most students are pretty aware of their limits, so Whitman doesn't need to be too strict to regulate them.

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Though Whitman has had its ups and downs, overall, most students have absolutely loved it and feel there is no possible college better for them. Many warn that it does take some adjusting (especially with Walla Walla being less metropolitan than what some are used to), but of course, that’s a large part of what college itself is, no matter where you are. At Whitman, it’s challenging to adjust to the environment; if you find something drastically contrasting to what you’re accustomed to before college, perhaps more so than it would be at other schools closer to larger cities. In general, most students have found they need to make a larger adjustment of some kind to Whitman’s environment, but most have loved their experiences once they found a comfortable niche.

Many seniors find it difficult to leave Whitman because of the bonds they create with people there, be it with students or professors. Whitman also has a very strong and supportive network of alumni, which is indicative of the bond many people have with Whitman. Several students feel they’ve grown in many positive ways by being put through the challenges of Whitman, and all in all, wouldn’t change their experiences there for the world. It’s said to be a unique and special place, unlike any environment most students have ever been in, and many think it will be difficult to leave when graduation comes. The people really make the school, and are some of the most thoughtful, well-spoken, humorous, and genuine people you’ll find anywhere.

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