Beloit Freshman List

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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