High School seniors across the country are poised to make their first big leap into adulthood—graduation. Graduating from high school is an almost mythic milestone for most teens: the ceremony, the celebrations, embarking on their last carefree summer with childhood friends, prepping for college in the fall—and stepping into the great unknown of a limitless future. So how much has changed in the past 25 years? This fantastically entertaining infographic takes a look back at what life was like for grads in 1986 (yes, that was 25 years ago!), 2001, and 2011.

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