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worked on the Reed campus almost 20 years ago. At that time students began ordering "exotics" (unusual drugs) during spring semester in preparation for Renn Faire. There was a very well trained group of students who served on "Karma Patrol" who stayed with students who had had bad trips. They would set up a large quiet room for students to come to who were having a hard time. One would see faculty and staff on campus the first night of the celebration but seldom after that. Many of the student services staff stayed away from campus for fear of liability issues. It was a time of little adult non-student involvement. It was a wonderful spring bacchanalia that was also very scary if you knew what could happen with the level of drinking and drugging that went on. It also would be a difficult place and time to be for the student in recovery. There was a heroin death of a Reed student back then to--but it did not happen on campus.
posted 5 years ago
posted 5 years ago
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