A look in the past: The 90’s

You know you grew up in the 90’s if you wore jelly shoes and watched Ren-n-Stimpy.
Picture yourself as a child again: What did you watch on TV? What toys did you play with? What games did you play? What was your favorite movie? What trends did you notice?

Sophmore Mitch Wise said, “All of my school friends would collect and trade them (Matchbox Cars).”

Your childhood is a landmark in time where you had nothing to worry about except for whether you were eating Lunchables or Kid Cuisine meals for lunch.

Senior Sam Evans said, “Its so much different, looking back now, it seems weird.”

Gameboy was a popular hand held game in the 90s.

Imagine the time when you woke up and played with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Some students of Penn Manor enjoyed 90’s toys such as Barbie’s, Matchbox Cars, Powerrangers, Legos, Koosh Ball, Beanie Babies, Furby’s, and Play-Doh.

Penn Manor youngsters were groovin’ to the sounds of the Backstreet Boys, Nsync, Spice Girls, Green Day, NoDoubt,Will Smith, 98 Degrees, and Britney Spears.

Senior Krista Conlin said about Britney Spears, “I wanted to be like her and I liked her songs.”

Some cartoons that Penn Manor students enjoyed in the 90’s were Rugrats, Ren-n-Stimpy, Doug and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.

Or did you run home to watch Boy Meets World, Full House, Sister-Sister, Smart-Guy, Keenan and Kel, or All That?

Sophomore Jackie Thomas said, “I liked Crumb (Aaahh!!! Real Monsters) held his eyeballs in his hands.”

Certain games and toys bring back good childhood memories.

Were you a Penn Manor tike who picked those cherries off the cherry tree in Hi-Ho Cherrio? Some hit games were Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, Gameboy, Perfection, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and Battleship.

Senior Katelyn Harnish said, “I liked playing Monopoly because it gave me a chance to beat my parents.”

If you were a child in the 90’s you may have been begging your parents to take you to see Toy Story, Pocahontas, The Lion King, and Small Soldiers at the movie theaters.

Sophomore Junior Suarez said, “I got really interested in the Lion King because of the subliminal messages throughout the movie.”

Do you remember wearing jelly shoes, Airwalks, light-up shoes, shell tops, bellbottoms, belly shirts, Sketchers, overalls or Mom Jeans? Then you were a child of the 90’s.

Krista Conlin said, “They (Jelly Shoes) felt cool on my feet.”

Amber Schwebel said, “If I had the chance to do it over (childhood), I wouldn’t because it made me who I am today.”

As a child things were much different in the 90’s, although the great toys and movies are still popular today.

The new generation has improved on quality, some movies are now in 3D, bands have become more realistic singing about real life scenarios, games have been generated to online multi-player, and trends have changed dramatically.

Today the childhood toys, games, movies, cartoons, trends and bands are a complete outbreak of the 90’s.

Junior Roy Keagy said, “Looking back you see how innocent you used to be.”

By Stephanie Herr

5 thoughts on “A look in the past: The 90’s”

  1. That was a good story and she didn say that the game boy was made in the 90s people played in the 90s.

  2. if only we could go back to the simplicity of our childhood…
    btw, obviously people don’t talk with parenthesis

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