#Throwback: College Life Then and Now
What college life looks like in…
Writing a Paper
|No trips to the library necessary—find the most up-to-date primary and secondary resources, along with studies, papers, and reports, all online, from your laptop||Check out a stack of books and hit up the computer lab||Card catalogs, encyclopedias, Smith Corona typewriters and correction tape|
Getting in Touch With a Professor
|IM, Tweet @ your professor, or maybe she’s old-school…and on Facebook||Send an email… from your AOL account…or your very own .edu address||Lurk outside harried professor’s hoarder office during limited office hours along with 10 other students|
|Pay off student loans before collecting Social Security||Get a job that you love… or drop out to be a successful entrepreneur||Join a corporation, work 30 years, retire with a pension|
What’s for Lunch?
|Check Twitter for nearby food trucks, Uber Eats||BBQ chicken pizza is so fancy||Head to the cafeteria for mystery meat|
Classroom Technology on Display?
|Realtime class polling, section discussion online, virtual reality classrooms||PowerPoint||Overhead projectors|
Hot Topics on Campus
|#metoo and consent, gun control||Vagina Monologues, Monica Lewinsky||Apartheid in South Africa, Jonestown massacre|
|Slow wifi||Printer not printing your homework||Running out of Wite-Out at 1:00 am the morning your term paper is due|
Procrastination of Choice
|So many subreddits, so little time; Netflix & chill||Watching The Simpsons on syndication, Half-Life||Frisbee on the quad, foosball|
The College Life On-Screen
Dorm Room Poster
|Game of Thrones||Pulp Fiction||Peanuts|
- Bartier Cardi by Cardi B
- Ric Flair Drip by Offset
- God’s Plan by Drake
- Perfect by Ed Sheeran
- Finesse by Bruno Mars & Cardi B
- Broken Halos by Chris Stapleton
Pirated mp3’s with
- Ghetto Supastar by Ol’ Dirty Bastard
- Intergalactic by The Beastie Boys
- …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
- This Kiss by Faith Hill
Cassette tapes-the birth of the mixtape with
- Le Freak by Chic
- Hopelessly Devoted to You by Olivia Newton John
- Three Times a Lady by the Commodores
- Da Ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart
How to Meet Up With Friends
|Snapchat stories||Call or text me on my Nokia||Hanging out on the quad|
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