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BROOKLYN cOLLege

Kenisha Clarke, 22

Noam Rubinstein, 30

Shoshana Schwartz, 21

Farhana Ahmed, 21

Sergei Smirnov, 25

“Companies are looking for inexpensive talent. if you work hard and think less about compensation, theres no telling the possibilities.

  • Kenisha Clarke

wHatParentsGet … anD wHat tHeY Don’t

What do your parents not understand about you?

How is your parents’ generation different from yours?

that i like to get drunk sometimes.

i’m gay.

all about

less

spend-spend-

scatter-

spend

brained

less connected

what i do on facebook.

9%

55%

34%

more

less

same

Are you more or less religious than your parents?

Do you discuss sex with your parents?

willfully

hippies who

insulated

got more

conservative

slower / simpler

patriotic

suburban

scared

6%

37%

57%

often

occasionally

never

that getting a job is not so simple.

86%

share their parents’ political views.

Do you discuss money with your parents?

52%

42%

6%

often

occasionally

never

Are you more or less frugal than your parents?

21% more

49% less

Less—they are immigrants.

Less with their money, more with my own.

Do you discuss politics with your parents?

FRIeNDS SeMINARY

34% same

Less! Enjoy your life!

As long as I’m staying above zero, I’m not going to worry too much.

48%

46%

6%

often

occasionally

never

“my mom is one of my best friends and knows everything about me and my life.”

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D’Meca Homer, 17

Forrest Petterson, 18

Travis Bogosian, 18

photographs: this spread, spenCer heyFron For new york magazine (students ); davies + starr/getty images (leaF )

NYU

Jim Kuerschner, 22

Emily Hughes, 21

Jesús Adam Esparza, 21

Lauren Davenport

Aleksandra Bookman, 21

“growing up, we were told ‘you can be an astronaut, presidentanything you want.’ and thats just turning out to not be the case. some friends are still in denial, and maybe it would have been better if their parents had been a little less idealistic.” —Emily Hughes

meetinG anD matinG

At what age did you first have sex?

13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1% 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3%

    • 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

      %

    • 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

      %

    • 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

      %

    • 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

      %

    • 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

      %

20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10% 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6% Not yet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8%

What does hooking up mean? Making out.

More than making out, less than sex.

From making out to a BJ.

It used to mean just a kiss, now the whole deal.

When the clothes come off. Genitalia need to be touched. The stage before a relationship. Alcohol-induced one-night stand. No strings attached. Spending the night.

Anything that doesn’t involve dinner first.

Do you want to get married?

9% don’t know

5% no

12% already married or engaged

72% yes

2% if gay marriage is legalized

Where did you meet your most recent sexual partner? A friend’s birthday.

The library. He delivered my pizza. Match.com. A spandex-themed dance party.

alking down the street. He was my moving man. Family friend. Craigslist. The lunch line. Through a roommate. The laundry in our building.

58%

What recreational drugs have you taken?*

have had unprotected sex

marijuana

cocaine

25%

have tried online dating

DrUGs of CHoiCe

8%

have gotten an STD

mushrooms ecstasy lsd

25%

salvia

vicodin adderall

*Answers scaled by number of responses.

have taken a naked photo of themselves

“I took naked photos of myself to see how I looked outside the mirror. Then I immediately deleted them.”

“most kids my age are very judgmental, even if they dont consider themselves to be. people are constantly putting up pictures of you on Facebook: what youre wearing, what youre doing, who youre hanging out with.”

Sarah Vogelman, 18

Nicholas Kokkinis, 17

Marielle Rose Torres, 17

Faye Tsakas, 18

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