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Netscape and Joe Camel, Class of '18 Never Knew Ye

Saturday morning cartoons not a big thing for them

(Newser) - Kids these days, with their Firefox and Chrome … Members of the incoming Class of 2018 probably never used Netscape or got hooked on Saturday morning cartoons, according to an annual list apparently aimed at making you feel old. Beloit College in Wisconsin notes in its yearly Mindset List that... More »

Class of 2017 Has Never Needed to Ask Directions

Beloit's annual exercise in making everyone over 18 feel archaic is out

(Newser) - If you've never asked directions, never had chicken pox, and tend to share everything, you could probably impersonate a member of the Class of 2017, according to Beloit College's annual Mindset List . Class members were mostly born in 1995, and they're very tech-savvy; indeed, "a third... More »

For Class of '16, the Secretary's a Madame

And what's radio? A look at generational quirks of freshmen

(Newser) - Does the phrase "Who shot JR?" mean anything to you? Do you remember booklet-style airline tickets, the last baseball strike, or the Clinton presidency? Well, those are things you don't have in common with this year's crop of college freshmen, Beloit College would like to remind you.... More »

Class of 2015 Could Have Been Fathered by Ferris

And more fun facts from the Beloit College Mindset List

(Newser) - If you want to feel old, just take a look at the annual Beloit College Mindset List , meant to get inside the heads of each year’s incoming college freshmen. For example, this year’s list points out that the class of 2015, born in 1993, has never not had... More »

Class of 2014 Doesn't Know Cursive, and Other Facts

But they do know Fergie ... the singer, right?

(Newser) - US News & World Report is ready to shock us all with its Best Colleges 2011 ranking, which places Harvard smack dab on top. Again. But—news alert!—Princeton has tumbled from tying the venerable Crimson to No. 2. That list, which you can see here , doesn't wow us... More »

Wanna Feel Old? Check This List

Facts of life for fall's college freshmen include Leno as only face of Tonight Show

(Newser) - A glance at this year's Mindset List, from Wisconsin's Beloit College, provides a glance into the facts of life for the 18-year-olds beginning their freshman year in college. Via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
  • Harry Potter, created in 1990, is old enough to be a fellow freshman.
  • GPS navigation systems are about
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How 1st-Year Students See the World

Annual list reveals mindset of this year's college freshmen

(Newser) - Humvees are always a mere down payment away, and it's only natural to see stadiums named after big corporations. Your source of info on '60s icons is Oliver Stone movies and anything else you need to know comes right from "The Daily Show." Don't worry; you’re not... More »

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