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Subject: Re: University named a top 'hipster college' Date: 8/1/2011 1:08 AM
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SeattlePioneer says

My nephew graduated from Reed this spring.

I understand the usual degree is in sex, Marx and marijuana....

No no no. The T-shirt (I have a couple of them) says "Communism, Atheism, Free Love." This motto goes back a few decades in the student culture, and the T-shirt design is owned by the Student Body organization. At this year's reunion, I heard the (outgoing) President of the college informally admit that that is the real motto of the College.

A little while ago a younger graduate asked me what made Reed so interesting in the 60's. I replied, "Communists." She seemed to think I was joking. I told that story to some of my classmates and they all chuckled and nodded knowingly.

I also have a recent version of the T-shirt that says "Communism, Atheism, Free Love" on the front and "Capitalism, Piety, Chastity" on the back. It always gets a laugh.
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