College student, I don’t know if you’ve figured this out yet, but this year’s freshman class is the last to be born in the ‘90s. Even if you were born on December 31, 1999 there’s great pride that comes from being a ‘90s baby. As survivors of Y2K (ask someone born in the ‘80s), we want to celebrate this with you.
UNITED is back, and we’re throwing it back to the ‘90s while we still have college students who were alive then. So, whether you were born in ’99 or ’95 here’s a list providing you with how each year of the ‘90s changed your life that you didn’t even realize.
- 1990 – The show Rugrats came out. As a child, you probably dreamed of some toddler adventures with your BFFs Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and Angelica.
- 1991 – Beauty and the Beast made its debut. Every little girl got excited about a princess who loved reading.
- 1992 – Whitney Houston came out with “I Will Always Love You,” and your car jams/karaoke sessions have never been the same.
- 1993 – If you sing the answer to the following question, a certain song has shaped you: “What is love?”
- 1994 – The Nickelodeon version of Saturday Night Live aired—All That. Go ahead and sing it, “Oh, oh, oh, this is all that! This is all that!”
- 1995 – Everyone’s favorite, or least favorite, line dance came out—“The Macarena.”
- 1996 – We all find out Michael Jordan was not only a great basketball player but a great actor. Two words. SPACE JAM!
- 1997 – Titanic made its silver screen debut. Ever since, we’ve been singing “My Heart Will Go On.” Also, we’re still mad because there was clearly enough room for Jack on whatever Rose was floating on (clearly I’m not over it).
- 1998 – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was published in the United States. Remember: “It’s leviOsa, not levioSA!”
- 1999 – “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys came out, and maybe you—like Patrick A.—prefer the “I Want Some Subway” version.
As I asked some students about their childhood for this blog, one of them said, “You are bringing up my memories omg thank you.” We want to celebrate the ‘90s with people who can really appreciate it while we still can. As we celebrate the ‘90s, we also want to celebrate Jesus. As we look back on a decade, we can also look back to what Jesus did for us and what he’s going to do through us. Join us next Friday, March 23, at our Clifton Road Campus!
-Greta (College Team)