The 21st century. THE modern era. A time when most things are a click away, a time when waiting more than five minutes for any piece of information is too long, a time when self-promotion is embedded into our online presence. Most of all, it is our century. Our lives, especially our college experience, have been forever transformed by the inventions of the 21st century. It is easy to forget that only 15 years ago essays were written on paper and required a trip to the depths of the Stacks. We forget that we are among the very first to experience society in the wake of a technological revolution. We have developed an arrogance, a confident sense of knowing who, what, where and when, all the time. How has the 21st century impacted our lives? What was the world like before you could order a latte from your phone and browse through the library from your bed? In this issue, we explore the ways the 21st century has made us unique, but also what it has cost us: what we have let slip through the cracks.