Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Young People These Days

With the first freshmen arriving on campus for Outdoor Action in less than two weeks, it's time to pause a minute and think upon the Class of 2013. Who are they?

Beloit College has prepared a document each August for the past 11 years to help answer that question. Their Mindset List, which is based on the idea that the majority of the Class of 2013 was born in 1991, provides a list of facts about how the world has always been for our new Tigers.

For example:
  • For these students, Martha Graham, Pan American Airways, Michael Landon, Dr. Seuss, Miles Davis, The Dallas Times Herald, Gene Roddenberry and Freddie Mercury have always been dead.
  • They have never used a card catalog to find a book.
  • McDonald's has always been serving Happy Meals in China.
  • Smokers have never been promoted as an economic force that deserves respect.
  • Elite American colleges have never been able to fix the price of tuition.
Want to read about your class' mindset? 2010, 2011, 2012


Julianne said...

these lists are ridiculous. It's like I wasn't alive and conscious before the year 2002.

Anonymous said...

"Soft drink refills have always been free."

Oh those halcyon days of last Monday when the sign at the take-out said "No Free Refills."