Student Health Educators (SHEs) Jack Grein ’09 and Anna Brenner ’09 undertook the project at the suggestion of SHE coordinators Gretchen Krull (Assistant Director of Health Education) and Andy Tew ’07.The team collected four to five hours of footage this winter and spring that was condensed into the 45-minute documentary.Sign Up For Free Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one! With the early decision/application deadlines coming up, I'm going into a bit of a panic mode over where I should apply to.
Meanwhile, Amherst appeals to me for more concrete reasons, such as the open curriculum and intimate classes.
Hookups, as understood by this sampling of the student body, are enjoyable, purposely ambiguous and noncommittal.
Those interviewed also recognized alcohol’s role within the hookup culture, the value of consent (whether implicitly or explicitly given) and the different standards men and women face regarding hookups.
Topics ranged from what percentage of Amherst students hook up, the definition of a hookup, the benefits and drawbacks of hookups and how members of the LGBTQIA community experience the hookup culture at Amherst. The percentage of Amherst students hooking up within a given year is estimated between the broad range of 30 and 80 percent, while the definition of a hookup ranges from just kissing horizontally to having sex.
However, as the film continues, an overriding narrative develops.