Ten years ago, a college student would rather be caught dead than riding an old-school cruiser bicycle. My own kids, of that undergraduate generation, called these bikes “MaMaw” riders.

These pastel-colored girlie cruisers are the present rage on campus.

These pastel-colored girlie cruisers are the present rage on campus.

But this two-wheeled ride is the vogue on the campus where I work this year. The students view these throw-back bikes as cool.

What’s the next come-back fad? Full-length racoon-skin coats? Freshman beanies? Panty raids?

We’ll see in the next year or two . . . since, as the ancient teacher of Ecclesiastes surmised in Near Eastern antiquity, “What is [truly] new under the sun?” We (or our parents or grandparents) have seen it all before.  The current generation of students is not as chic and original as they fancy themselves.

Of course, neither was my campus generation  40 or so years ago.

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