The Mindset List for this Year’s College Freshmen Class

Members of this year’s freshman class, most of them born in 1993, are the first generation to grow up taking the word “online” for granted and for whom crossing the digital divide has redefined research, original sources and access to information, changing the central experiences and methods in their lives. They have come of age as women assumed command of U.S. Navy ships, altar girls served routinely at Catholic Mass, and when everything from parents analyzing childhood maladies to their breaking up with boyfriends and girlfriends, sometimes quite publicly, have been accomplished on the Internet.

Check out the whole list here, but below is a sample:

  • Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson could be their parents.
  • American tax forms have always been available in Spanish.
  • There has never been an official Communist Party in Russia.
  • Video games have always had ratings
  • Arnold Palmer has always been a drink
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