Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What my freshmen know 

The annual Beloit Mindset List is out for the Class of 2012. What do entering first-year students know? The list is long, here are just a few of my favorites:
  1. They have always been looking for Carmen Sandiego.
  2. GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available
  3. Gas stations have never fixed flats, but most serve cappuccino.
  4. The Warsaw Pact is as hazy for them as the League of Nations was for their parents.
  5. IBM has never made typewriters.
  6. There has always been Pearl Jam.
  7. The Green Bay Packers (almost) always had the same starting quarterback.
  8. Muscovites have always been able to buy Big Macs.
My brother is going through withdrawal from sending his first-born off to college last week; today is convocation at St. Cloud State. First order of business with these students will be to tell them who Stevie Ray Vaughn was.

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