Let’s pause and throw it back to ten years ago.
MySpace, gel pens, *NSYNC versus the Backstreet Boys, middle school and high school memories you would much rather forget but photographic evidence preserves the awkwardness… memories both good and bad, we reminisce on them all. Happy #ThrowbackThursday!
The things we love about summer in our college years are nothing like what we loved when we were younger. We’re throwing it back summer style with a few things we all patiently awaited as kids once school finally let out.
We’re throwin’ it back this Thursday to everyone’s favorite IM bot: SmarterChild. We all harassed SmarterChild, but there are a few things that pretty much everyone said at some point.
More often than not, Disney Channel stars didn’t just grant us the gift of their acting capabilities. Most of the stars transitioned into music, providing our tween selves with many opportunities for jam sessions (solo or with friends).
Oh, the middle school days. Where Miley was still Hannah, school grades didn’t rule our lives, and not wearing makeup in public was socially acceptable. We could write a novel reminiscing about how fabulous the tween years were, but here are just 10 of the ridiculously middle school things you definitely did.
Before there was Claire Danes playing a CIA badass in HBO’s Homeland and before there was Jared Leto’s to-die-for man-bun, there was teen angst. And no, we’re not talking about Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” angst, but it comes pretty close. This week, Valley is throwin’ it back to the 90’s with My So-Called Life.
“Gilmore Girls” was an iconic TV show that aired from 2000-2007. It was about a single mother named Lorelai raising her daughter Rory in a very small town called Stars Hollow. Lorelai and Rory were known for their freakishly close relationship and undeniable bond that made them more like best friends than mother and daughter.
This Thursday, Valley is throwing it back to the Japanese Tamagotchi handheld virtual pet we all knew and loved.
Do you ever wonder where the child stars from your youth are now? What are Mary-Kate and Ashley doing right now? Is Lindsay Lohan even acting anymore? What happened to Amanda Bynes after she was released from treatment?
We are the millennial generation. We jammed out with our CD players, strapped Hit Clips to our belts and waited in line for the very first iPod. But we also saw the evolution of some pretty great musicians. So, for all you people out there still stuck in the 90s and early 2000s, here’s a playlist for when you’re feeling a little bit nostalgic.
Jewelry trends come and go, but the attention they get while they’re around is amazing. We all remember the choker necklaces, power beads and of course, charm bracelets. This week, Valley is taking its readers back to the early 2000s to reminiscence about Italian charm bracelets.
It has been 10 years since “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” went off the air but today, “Buffy” is still a show that comes up in conversation. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is the story of a young girl whose destiny was to stop the end of the world by fighting of vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness.
This week, TBT is dedicated to the unforgettable American Girl Dolls. Those 18-inch human-like dolls were the best part of our generation. They were our daughters when we played house and our best friends at home. Remember buying matching outfits? Oh, those were the days…
This Thursday, let’s take a moment to reflect on the series of novels that is quite possibly the reason for the downfall of our generation: “The Clique.” In this series, a group of pretentious seventh graders – yes, seventh graders – refer to themselves as “the pretty committee.” I’m pretty sure if any of us referred to ourselves as “the pretty committee” today we would be exiled from this campus.
Remember the days of Zoey 101, Hannah Montana and iCarly? Remember how ridiculous those shows were? Let’s break it down.
Every February, Penn State students come together in the Bryce Jordan Center for a magical weekend full of dancing, crazy outfits and a mission to end pediatric cancer. That’s right, I’m referring to THON.
Middle School, aka the good old days. The days when life was carefree and wasn’t consumed by homework and exams. Don’t you wish you could go back? Well… maybe not.
Everybody makes fun of MTV and VH1 “music” channels for doing everything that isn’t related to music, but we need to remember that they gave us the greatest gift of all – trashy reality dating shows. You can find trashy TV anywhere nowadays, but it isn’t the same as watching a marathon of trailer-park girls screaming at each other or some weird nerdy kid on MTV dating someone’s mom. That being said, here’s the best dating shows from each channel:
These were the movies we watched at every sleepover and birthday party. They are the movies we will force our children to watch. We all miss the glory days of made-for-television feature films. Here is our list of the top 10 Disney Channel original movies:
Let’s face it – what you wore in middle school mattered. You just weren’t considered cool if your clothes weren’t from an acceptably cool store. Stores that you are now embarrassed to admit you ever shopped at. Here’s a throwback Thursday shout-out to the clothing stores of our awkward youth.