Gen-Z: In Their Own Words
By Compiled by the Journalism Class and edited by Kendra Levundusky
2000 Straight Male Western European “America is a very diverse place, and I hope to use my education and my own background to help our country grow as a whole”
2000 Straight Female Hispanic "I use Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook as a way to communicate with others. Sometimes I take for granted the cool experiences I could be experiencing and rely on products and technology to get things done for me. I miss out on learning from experiences if I could just have everything done with a click of a button."
2000 Straight Male Italian "Well, I’m not an expert but I know that Gen Z tends to lean on the conservative side, although if left leaning it is fairly far left, but the society from the millennials is pretty liberal. So in that aspect, I’m not so attached to it as a society."
2002 Middle Eastern and Eastern European "My heritage is uncommon and diverse. Due to political circumstance, not many people have parents of such different backgrounds."
2001 Middle Eastern European "I appreciate life more than others"
2001 Syrian and Italian “I am a savage. I want to make a lot of money. I am different from my peers because I have the ability to socialize with people older than me.”
2002 German, Irish, Polish “In the future, I definitely want my job to be involved with kids in one way or another”