This year’s college freshman, The Class of 2016 has no need for radios, watches television everywhere except on actual TV sets and is addicted to and has always lived in cyberspace.
Every year a private school in southeastern Wisconsin releases the Beloit College Mindset List– meant to remind teachers that college freshmen, born mostly in 1994, see the world in a much different way.
They have never seen an airplane “ticket.”
They can’t picture people actually carrying luggage through airports rather than rolling it.
There has always been football in Jacksonville but never in Los Angeles.
Their folks have never gazed with pride on a new set of bound encyclopedias on the bookshelf.
A significant percentage of them will enter college already displaying some hearing loss.
There have always been blue M&Ms
They grew up, somehow, without the benefits of Romper Room.
They watch television everywhere but on a television.