• Freshman entering school this year will be a part of the class of 2017.    Each year, to prepare their teachers, Beliot College in Wisconsin prepares a "Mindset List" so that professors have a sense of their students, and their life experiences.     Consider these facts for the Class of 2017:

• For this generation of entering college students, born in 1995, Dean Martin, Mickey Mantle, and Jerry Garcia have always been dead.
• Eminem and LL Cool J could show up at parents’ weekend.
• GM means food that is Genetically Modified.
• As they started to crawl, so did the news across the bottom of the television screen. 
• Having a chat has seldom involved talking.
• Gaga has never been baby talk.
• Their TV screens keep getting smaller as their parents’ screens grow ever larger.
• Rites of passage have more to do with having their own cell phone and Skype accounts than with getting a driver’s license and car.
• Spray paint has never been legally sold in Chicago.
• Thanks to Megan's Law and Amber Alerts, parents have always had community support in keeping children safe. 
• With GPS, they have never needed directions to get someplace, just an address.
• Java has never been just a cup of coffee.

    • Which is better for your brain - laying in the sun or listening to classical music?    Find out by clicking through to today's "3 Things You Need to Know"
    • Exercise can be fun!    Watch our "Video of the Day" and see how!
    • The start of a new school year has unlimited possibilites, which we celebrate with a one-hit wonder group from Madison, Wisconsin.    In 1986 they had their moment in the sun, so to speak.   With the help of MTV, this song became the band's only hit, and put them on VH1's "100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 1980s."    See if you remember today's "Lost 80s' Classic"