Mornings and Hookup Culture on a Small Campus sunday

Fresh out from the orientation course AlcoholEdu, Allison invested an night that is early Colby cigarette smoking cannabis in a third-floor dorm in Hillside. Without any upperclassmen, no program schedules, no friends and high objectives, the very first years interrogated the other person and bragged because they smoked.

She recalls one kid questioning set up other very first years in the hallway were virgins. He later on stated which he thought he’d function as the very first to carry a woman back again to their space.

“He hasn’t been that fortunate,” Allison said. “My roomie told me she’s installed a lot more than he has.”

Sarah, another very very first years , claims “a large amount of individuals come right into university simply seeking to have good some time attach by having a large amount of individuals. But i believe it stops significant relationships and friendships.”

She adds that she can scarcely phone by herself a critic; she’s been maintaining a log of dudes she’s connected with, and generally seems to keep setting up with partygoers whom don’t even attend Colby.

very First years at Colby are merely just needs to confront events and hookups as an element of life here weekend. But the majority of of them stay ignorant of the running that is long: The Legend of this Blue Light. Passed on from course to course, at the least for a couple of years, it states that the light that is blue Miller goes down once a virgin graduates. (There’s a punchline for this story; the light never gone off).

The legend states something about Colby, as well as the party that is combined hookup culture makes the event hard to deconstruct. But, it is completely clear that Colby pupils are experiencing sex—casual, drunken, and sex that is noncommittal. And, you can find facets of Colby which make this both normal and simple.

Colby is exclusive since it is perhaps not really a larger much less remote university where events have a tendency to occur much more areas and that can become more exclusive, specially at schools that help greek life. Continue reading