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Remember what life was like growing up when there were no worries except making sure you got home before the street lights came on? Well, I created a list of topics for you to reminisce on your childhood memories. Consider the time when life’s most devastating problems consisted of teachers assigning homework on the weekends, and parents forcing you to wear clothes that your elementary style just couldn’t agree with.

Check the list below to find out if you were a true 90’s baby, growing up in an era when there was no such thing as smartphones.

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Toys: Growing up in the 90’s you begged your parents for things like the newest Gameboy Nintendo, Sega Genesis or maybe even a Giga Pet or a Furby; because your parents didn’t quite trust you with real pets in the house. Even if you were looking for entertainment in school, a piece of paper was used to determine your future car and spouse during a game of Mash.

 Movies:  Even if you had to sneak and watch movies when your parents weren’t home, some of these classic films should spark a memory or two. Rush hour, Juice, Space Jam, Menace to Society, Jumanji, Scary Movie, The Matrix, Austin Powers, Doctor Doolittle, Jurassic Park and Clueless left their mark during the 90’s.

Cartoons/TV Shows: This is by far my most favorite category to discuss with friends. Networks like Nickelodeon and Disney catered to children, so the list of shows can go on and on. Some of my favorites included Family Matters, Hey Arnold, Recess, Cousin Skeeter, Smart Guy, All That, Power Rangers and Double Dare 2000, when I thought the idea of green “slime” was fun.

Music: If you are a true 90’s music lover, you probably have Boom 107.9 programmed in the car. Of course some of these artists like Nas, Jay-Z, Missy Elliot and Ja Rule are more relevant than others; it’s okay to acknowledge your favorite throwback artist even if it included a track from Chingy or J kwon.

Clothing/Accessories: I had to throw this category in here so we can all laugh at the fashion trends we participated in. When polaroid’s were slowly fading away, people were caught wearing things like jellies, Sean John, Rocawear, butterfly clips, jerseys/jersey dresses, and Reeboks.

 

By: Jade Thompson

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