Who serves your drinks: Stars of the VR, Part I

Nora Hertel

The Viking Room is a place where Lawrentians can gather to relax and socialize with students throughout- and across – the bar. Eight Lawrence students are currently employees at the VR, and five more are soon to join them. Student bartenders, along with the “rustic ambiance” of the space, give the VR its character and highlight the intimacy of the LU campus. The new employees have yet to be announced, but in the meantime here’s info on a few of your trusty bartenders. Months and/or years have equipped them with anecdotes to share, and wisdom for the heartbroken.
Linda Pinto, Manager/Bartender
Sophomore
Major: Biology/Environmental Studies
Favorite Drink: Sea Breeze
Funniest Experience at the VR: “Whenever Ben Dictus comes in.”
Sage advice from behind the bar: “Party at Suhayda’s!”

Patrick McEachern, Bartender
Senior
Major: Biology/Chemistry
Favorite Drink: “Harsh shots bought for me by ‘friends'”
Funniest Experience at the VR: “Ha. Sorry. What happens in the VR stays in the VR.”
Sage advice from behind the bar: “Ya know that chick down at the end of the bar…? She totally digs you.”

Alison Miller, Bartender
Freshman
Major: Pipe Organ Performance
Favorite Drink: Blurrecaine
Funniest Experience at the VR: “When certain customers loose buttons on their shirts… But that’s part of the fun you should come see.”
Sage advice from behind the bar: “What do you do?”

Colleen Detjens, Bartender
Sophomore
Major: Environmental Science
Favorite Drink: “What? I’m not 21, I don’t drink…”
Funniest Experience at the VR: “When certain people demand pitchers of monkey balls.”
Sage advice from behind the bar: “Oh, don’t worry, that was totally smooth.

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