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Beloit College annual mindset list

Beloit College released their annual “Mindset List.” Since 1998 (the year I entered college…), Beloit publishes a cheeky list of “the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall” that originally acted “as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references.” Here’s a sampling from this year’s list about the class of 2014.

18. Fergie is a pop singer, not a princess.
19. They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone.
32. Czechoslovakia has never existed.

I remember meeting up with friends and coordinating outings without a cell phone in college. I remember not having a very productive day of studying at the library because I wasn’t connected to the Internet (because there was no such thing as wifi).