Looking Back: This year’s college freshmen born in 2000


This year marks the first time the majority of incoming college freshman will have been born in the 21st century. Let’s take a look back at how life was different, or the same, in the year 2000.

Price of Gas – $1.56 

Notable Songs- Independent Woman & Say My NameDestiny’s Child, What a Girl Wants- Christina Aguilera, It’s Gonna Be Me- ‘N Sync, Try Again- Aaliyah. 

Top TV Show- Survivor

Notable Movies– Gladiator, Cast Away, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Remember the Titans

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year- George W. Bush

Time Magazine’s Person of the Century- Albert Einstein

Popular Christmas gifts- Sony Playstation 2, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire board game, The Sims computer game 

Super Bowl Champions- St. Louis Rams

World Series Champions- New York Yankees

NCAA Football National ChampionOklahoma

Did you know?

Blockbuster Video declined to purchase Netflix for $50 million

The Spanish Paralympic basketball team won the Olympic gold medal in Sydney but were forced to return their medals after it was revealed most of their players had no disability.

The Chernobyl power plant didn’t go completely offline until this year.

Lynnette Cole became the first woman from Tennessee to win the Miss USA pageant. 

A painter in California purchased two boxes of items for $45. It is later revealed the boxes contained 65 glass plate negatives from photographer Ansel Adams worth $200 million.

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