Each year Beloit College releases its "mindset list", making everyone over the age of 25 feel old. The list attempts to reflect the worldview of incoming college freshmen. This year we get to find out what pop culture or political phenomena the Class of 2016, born in 1994, takes for granted or knows nothing about. "For this generation of entering college students, born in 1994, Kurt Cobain, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Richard Nixon, and John Wayne Gacy have always been dead," reads the intro to this year's list. When it comes to entertainment, achievements by women, and tolerance, a lot has changed, too. Keep reading to find out some of the highlights from the Class of 2016's mindset list.
The Real World
"The Real World has always 'stopped being polite and started getting real' on MTV."
The original reality show debuted in 1992 (here's a news clip on its debut), years before the class of 2016 was born. But I'd image it's far less relevant to them than Jersey Shore or Teen Mom.