Generation Y Essay

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Generation Y, starting for the time of 1984-2003, known as Millenium Generation. Generation Y has grown up, a world with diverse Internet resources, iPods, Facebook, and intense multi-tasking, simultaneously chatting on AIM, finishing a problem set, watching television and listening to music. These are the Baby Boomers, heavily immersed in a digital world. Gen Yers are creative, focused, wild, trend-sitting, untamed generation. In Laura Vanderkam’s essay, “Hookups Starve the soul “,she talks about how students are no longer searching for that long lost lover but instead just partying, drinking and finally “hooking up.” Vanderkam continues to say how hookups have all but replaced college relationships and dating. Although I agree with the ideas that there are many people who do not go on dates anymore and our hooking up more than other generations, I do not agree with the reasons behind Vanderkam’s ideas. In Vanderkam’s essay she describes hookups as something that only happens during late nights and only when alcohol is involved, which is not always true. According to Andrea Andrews in her essay, Friends with Benefits, “Undergraduates (82.2%) were significantly more likely to be involved in a friends with benefits relationship…” In our generation college students have taken hooking up to the next level. Instead of having a lover or being completely alone we have come up with being just friends but having all the sexual benefits from a relationship. As a college student there are many times where I have looked out my window about 7:00pm and seen a female go into a male’s dorm room and about an hour or so later she leaves. We can clearly see that they were hooking up way before the party hour. Granted going to parties where alcohol will be served there is a good chance that more than one person will be getting lucky but hookups can happen during anytime of the day with or without alcohol. Hookups or Friends with benefits both are still happening more rapidly...
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