Inside the lives and minds of today's cable-loving, cursive-hating college freshman
This fall's incoming college freshman were born in 1992. The year of the L.A. riots. The year Dan Quayle misspelled "potato." The year that brought us Whoopi Goldberg as a mildly-talented-Reno-lounge-singer-turned-sassy-undercover-nun in the cinematic masterpiece Sister Act.
1992: When Pearl Jam was the hotness.
So what should college professors know about the lives and brain contents of their newest crop of scholars? The annual Beloit College Mindset List offers 75 clues.
Here are our picks for the ten best on the list, illustrated.
9. Czechoslovakia has never existed.
6. Few in the class know how to write in cursive.
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But how will they ever find jobs!?!
5. They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone.
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Therefore, they have never known the true meaning of happiness.
2. Having hundreds of cable channels but nothing to watch has always been routine.
What do you mean nothing to watch?
1. They have never worried about a Russian missile strike on the U.S.
Well, not until they saw Jackie Chan's First Strike on cable. (See No. 2.) Now they're super-worried. They're also super-impressed by what that man can do with a ladder.