No Such Thing as ‘Typical’

When I was a kid, my favorite show was “Boy Meets World.” The show was about a kid named Cory Matthews and his coming of age in suburban Philadelphia. Out of all the seasons of “Boy Meets World,” I specifically loved “The College Years” where viewers saw Cory and his friends engage in a “typical college experience.”

Cory’s college experience was like most college experiences depicted on television. He went straight to a four-year college after high school, came from a middle-class background, didn’t have a job and didn’t really have any external concerns outside of making good grades and hanging out with his friends. Growing up, the example that I saw on “Boy Meets World” and other shows was how the “typical college experience” and “the typical college student” were depicted.

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