gen-z

What Does Military Service Look Like for a Gen Z Soldier?

“It’s been the best-worst thing I’ve ever done.” That’s how Alex, a 22-year-old volunteer infantryman, sums up his past year as an enlisted Marine. He’s…

What Happens When You Age Out of the Cool Kids’ Club at Work

At my old job, I felt a pang of resentment when the group of recently hired 22-year-olds would post Snapchats of themselves hanging out and…

The Teens Who Listen to ‘Mallwave’ Are Nostalgic for an Experience They’ve Never Had

When Michael Tills from Kentucky wants to escape, he goes to the mall. He visits the old ice cream parlor and orders his favorite: mint…

What Career Ambition Means to Gen Z

As the first generation of true “digital natives,” Gen Z is basically Generation Truther. And while they’re disillusioned with just about every traditional institution imaginable,…