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Generation Y Attitudes

20-Something and Stuck in a Rut?

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Rutendo Nyamuda

They used pencils to wind cassettes and, unbelievably, had the patience for dial-up Internet. Fast forward a few years and these kids, now in their 20s, will cause a scene if the waiter takes longer than five minutes.

Civic-Minded Generation Y Likely to Turn Out for Obamacare

Emily Anatole | Posted 12.25.2013 | College
Emily Anatole

Computer glitches aside, debate over the Affordable Care Act has magnified in recent months with advocates and adversaries vying for the support of Generation Y (ages 18-34).

I Won't Grow Up

Lauren Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lauren Fitzpatrick

Ladies were not young and carefree, as I was. I wasn't a lady. I was a... girl? No. Woman? Maybe, but it didn't feel right. Britney Spears? No. Oh my god. I was a lady. It was a reality check.

Entitlement: The Harry Potter Syndrome

Marilyn Beker | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Marilyn Beker

We should stop taking our American privilege for granted. More of us need to travel to some of the places that time's forgotten. We need to take a good look at them and then at ourselves. And guess what? We might not have to go farther than our own hometowns to do that.

The Year I Got Old

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 03.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

When I read and see how the millennials conduct themselves, how they date, socialize and lead their lives, I have nothing in my own history to compare it to. That piece on "The End of Courtship" made me feel from another era.

Why Gen Y Really Is Special

Hannah Seligson | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Hannah Seligson

Every generation likes to think they are unique -- but there's a case to be made, between shifting racial demographics, the economy, unprecedented access to technology and the loosening of the marriage timetable, that Gen. Y might actually be "special," for better and worse. Here's why.