W ALK INTO ANY DORM ROOM,
and you're bound to find a tele-
vision set in maximum use.
The images flying from the screen shape our
worldly outlooks, stimulate our minds and
make Lis look deep within ourselves for life's
} inner truths.
And that's just Beavis and Butt-head.
Shows like Picket Fences and 60 Minutes
win the awards, but you're more likely to find
a college boob tube playing such modern clas-
sics as Married... With Children, Martin or
Beverly Hills, 90210.
What could be behind this trend? Have we
grown tired of stuffy dramas, or are we truly
getting dumb and dumber?
"People like those shows because they
don't have to think
while watching low
them," says Becky
Redmond, a junior
at LeMoyne College
in New York.
"They insult my
At colleges ac-
ross the country,
Melrose Place par-
ties are as much a :
institution as their
rival football gath-
bond over Beavis,
order their signifi- We dream of gi
cant others to rid their dorm rooms of Bay-
U. of North Carolina sophomore Damon
Remigailo says the shows are an escape. "The
characters can get away with anything without
having to face the consequences," he says.
"We all want to be like that."
And Lauren Self, a freshman at St. Olaf
College in Minnesota, watches out of nostal-
gia. "I went to high school with people like
Beavis and Butt-head," she says. "The way the
show makes fun of them is perfect."
When, if ever, will this all stop?
As long as there's an audience for this
mindless mayhem, such future classics as
Beavis and Butt-head: the College Years,
Return to Melrose Place and the inevitable
Married... With Grandchildren can't be
too far off.
Bud's bound to get some sooner or later.
Josh Massey, U. of Georgia
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December 1995 " U. Magazine 21