Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

October 2, 2013

You know that one person you’ve hooked up with so many times you can’t even count it on your fingers anymore? But you two are not, never have been and most certainly never will be anything serious. It’s the person you call at 1 a.m. when you’re in the mood and no one else is around. It’s the...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

September 11, 2013

Nothing says possibility like the first day of school.  With each autumn, we lucky youth are given the opportunity to start from scratch. In third grade, it’s new crayons, in high school it’s new sneakers, and now, in college, it’s new everything. New classes, new dorms, new faces, new sushi bars...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

May 1, 2013

As of today, there are 11 days left of classes, 19 days until finals are over and 24 days until graduation. Which means only 24 days left of hooking up. Somehow this realization — that our days, and therefore chances, are limited — must alter the general hook-up culture as the year draws to...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

April 17, 2013

If you’ve ever read a Shakespearean comedy, you know that a sure fire way to get the girl is to pretend you’re someone else. In fact, if it’s Shakespeare, you’re probably pretending to be someone else who’s pretending to be someone else, and one of these alter egos is almost certainly a gender...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

March 13, 2013

There are endless proverbs about relationships. “Love is blind.” “You never forget your first love.” But what about this one: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”? Is it true? Does being apart make a relationship stronger? Or does distance cause it to slowly deteriorate? A long-distance...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

February 27, 2013

I was dancing at Atwater last weekend when some girl took over the DJ station and put on “I Knew You Were Trouble.” The whole party began to the sing – or more accurately scream – the lyrics to Taylor Swift’s latest hit. This song is incredibly popular, obviously because Ms. Swift is the icon...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

February 13, 2013

Remember Valentine’s Day in elementary school? You’d come home off the bus beaming, with a shoebox full of cardboard rectangles sporting Disney characters, comic book heroes or cuddly cats, and — hopefully — a handful of Hershey’s kisses and heart-shaped lollipops. Everyone brought in a bumblebee...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

January 16, 2013

Winter term: One month, one class, one man? We’ve heard it a million times before. New year, new you. Sure, it’s an exciting maxim, the idea that 2013 is a fresh start and that we can accomplish all we wanted to but didn’t do in 2012. Go to the gym; eat healthier; call grandma once a week. And...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

December 5, 2012

Tis the season – the season to hear Mariah Carey crooning her holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas is You.” It’s a sweet thought, the perfect gooey romantic message since it reminds us what the season is really about: Love. But let’s be honest: no one actually feels that way.  In reality...

Hooking Up Sober

By Shannon Fieldler

November 14, 2012

We’re a small school. And inherent in that are various characteristics and ways it affects our daily lives. You’re forced to talk in classes capped at 15. Our size affects our academic lives, our athletic lives, our social lives, our extra-curricular lives. And, notably, our dating lives. So what...

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