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The World of ‘Right Now' College Freshmen: USA Has Always Been at War

Also of note for the incoming class: They have never seen billboard ads for cigarettes, the Kremlin has always been controlled by Vladimir Putin, and both India and Pakistan have always been nuclear powers

The majority of students entering college this year have grown up in a world where the beloved cartoon sponge, the mobsters from "The Sopranos," and the cocktail-sipping women of "Sex in the City" were the biggest TV icons of their defining years, NBC News reported.

And because they've never known life without a DVR, they never had to miss an episode.

Most of this year's freshmen, The class of 2020, were born in 1998, according to the Beloit College "Mindset List," an annual project that analyzes the cultural influences on the lives of incoming college students. In their lifetime, the U.S. has always been at war, John Elway and Wayne Gretzky have always been retired, and a Bush or a Clinton has always been campaigning for the presidency.

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