Introducing the Class of 2004
Times have probably changed more
than you care to think about since you donned your own cap and gown.
To understand a little better the mindset of the latest batch of
Bruins, we offer these factoids as they relate to the typical 21-year-old
The year they were born, a record $189-billion federal
deficit was projected.
They were 1 year old when the Mac was introduced.
They were born into a world where AIDS was a household
Star Wars refers to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader,
not the Cold War.
They were 6 years old when the Berlin Wall fell.
They can't fathom black-and-white television or
getting up to change the channel.
The explosion of the space shuttle recalls Columbia,
Wearing seatbelts in cars and helmets on bicycles
was always de rigueur.
On TV, anti-smoking public-service announcements
replaced cigarette ads.
They have only known one pope during their lifetime.
They have no idea what Atari, Beta or
8-track tapes are.
They have always had MTV.