Beloit Freshman List: Beloit College has published its annual list about this year’s freshman class. Here are some of the highlights regarding the class of 2011, born in 1989:
- Born the year the Berlin Wall fell.
- Humvees have always been available to the public.
- Have never “rolled down” a car window.
- Have grown up with bottled water
- Nelson Mandela has always been free and a political force in South Africa
- Pete Rose has never played baseball
- Russia has always had a multi-party political system
- The year they were born a Harvard Law Review editor named Barack Obama announced he might some day run for office.
- U2 has never brought to mind a spy plane
- They first met Jack Nicholson as “the Joker”
- Fox has always been a major network
- Time has always worked with Warner
- MTV has never featured music videos
- They are more informed by John Stewart and Stephen Colbert than the newspaper
- The world wide web has been an online tool since they year they were born
- Dilbert has always been ridiculing cubicle culture
- They learned about JFK from Oliver Stone and Malcom X from Spike Lee
- Class mates include: Michelle Wie; Jordin Sparks; and Bart Simpson
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