Monday, August 19, 2013

Mindset List for the College Class of 2016

Beloit College has released its mindset list describing the
culture of the incoming college frosh (our future students). Here are 10 entries:

  • They should keep their eyes open for Justin Bieber or Dakota Fanning at freshman orientation.
  • They have always lived in cyberspace, addicted to a new generation of “electronic narcotics.”
  • The Biblical sources of terms such as “Forbidden Fruit,” “The writing on the wall,” “Good
    Samaritan,” and “The Promised Land” are unknown to most of them.
  • Michael Jackson’s family, not the Kennedys, constitutes “American Royalty.”
  • If they miss The Daily Show, they can always get their news on YouTube. 
  • Their lives have been measured in the fundamental particles of life: bits, bytes, and bauds.
  • Robert De Niro is thought of as Greg Focker's long-suffering father-in-law, not as Vito Corleone or Jimmy Conway.
  • Bill Clinton is a senior statesman of whose presidency they have little knowledge.
  • They have never seen an airplane “ticket.”
  • On TV and in films, the ditzy dumb blonde female generally has been replaced by a couple of Dumb and Dumber males.

You can read the rest here.


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