The 90s Again, One Meme at a Time

BY SEBASTIAN HUMBERT // MAY 4, 2012 //

While some college students are enjoying the start of finals, others have given up, relying on thick pillows, the fetal position and memories of better (elementary school) days. Which brings me to 90s nostalgia.

Arguably, the best part of the Internet is the ability to go back in time. Whether you use that power to take harmless note of what your ex-girlfriend did last weekend or to watch Daria re-runs is your choice. Though, here, I’ll be writing about the latter.

It’s important to have a healthy, constant stream of 90s nostalgia on all social media fronts, and the following will help you accomplish that.

The 90s on Tumblr!
“The 90s Were All That,” a popular Facebook fan page, also has a Tumblr page worth mentioning. But there are a couple others that are better. Imremembering.com is one, but F***yeah1990s.tumblr.com is way better. It provides everything you need to know about the 90s.

The 90s on Facebook!
While Facebook is third—behind Tumblr and Twitter—when it comes to 90s content, it is first in 90’s video. The 90’s Were All That fan page has full-length episodes from popular 90s Nickelodeon shows like “Are You Afraid of the Dark” and “AAHHH! Real Monsters.” The Daria fan page is OK when it comes to video. The team behind the page regularly posts new full-length episodes. If you don’t have time for that, though, check out the Saved By The Bell fan page. It hardly has video, but the amazine quotes are constant.

The 90s on Twitter!
First off, Twitter is awesome because you can keep tabs on all of your idols, such as Melissa Joan Hart (omg) or Pete and Pete (both of them). Sadly, Sarah Michelle Gellar, aka Buffy from “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer,” aka the reason for life circa 1998, does not have an account. Also, besides popular hashtags like #why90srock, Twitter has a couple of great 90s-focused accounts. 90’s Girl Problems is way more popular than 90’s guy and 90’s boy problems, but they are all worth following.

The 90s on You Tube!
Too many, but these two are a good start:

No Luggage Needed

BY COURTNEY DIBIASIO // MARCH 6, 2012 //

Being car-less on campus this time of year won’t be as terrible as you think—there’s a bunch of things to do at Curry this month. On top of it all, we have a week off for spring break.

On Tuesday, March 6, the women’s lacrosse team plays its first home game. The Colonels take on Mount Ida College down on the Katz football field. The game starts at 4:30 p.m., so make sure you bring a blanket or two to keep warm. Curry is back at it the following day, March 7, with another 4:30 home game, this time against Lasell College.

The men’s team, which won its season-opener March 4, a 8-5 victory over Mount Ida College, is back at home on Thursday, March 8, against Husson University at 3:30 p.m. The rest of the men’s and women’s lacrosse schedules can be found on the Curry athletics Web site.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9, spring break officially starts. Residence halls will reopen on Sunday, March 18 at 12 p.m.

The softball team plays its home opener on Tuesday, March 20, against Johnson & Whales University. The first pitch will be at 3 p.m. down on the D. Forbes Will Field. The rest of the team’s schedule can be found online.

The following day, Wednesday, March 21, students can take a trip to the Dedham Food Pantry to help the elderly with food shopping. The Curry van will leave the Student Center at 1 p.m.

Also on March 21, screenings will take place for Curry Kool Jamz, an event where Curry students have an opportunity to share their own poetry and music with other students. Screenings start at 7:30 p.m. in the second-floor small meeting room in the Student Center. Additional screenings will be held Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23.

90's boy band the Backstreet Boys // PHOTO BY ANIRUDH KOUL

If you like to sing and have a great time, the Live Band Karaoke event is an awesome opportunity. Taking place on Friday, March 23 in the Student Center, students can sing their favorite songs. This shindig starts at 7 p.m.

After the baseball team returns from its spring break trip to Winter Haven, Fla., the Colonels will host Gordon College on the D. Forbes Will Field on Saturday, March 24, at 12 p.m. The remainder of the team’s schedule can be found online.

Later that day, a ’90s-themed dance party will take over the ARC, located on the south side of campus across from SCRH. The dance calls for ’90s-like clothing, and will consist of music from the decade. If you’re into grunge music from the likes of Nirvana, pop beats from The Spice Girls or the angry musings of Alanis Morissette, this is the dance for you.

If you’re pleasure is on the hardwood, join your classmates on a trip to the TD Garden to watch the Boston Celtics take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, March 28. Curry Up and Go is hosting the opportunity. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from the Student Center starting Monday, March 19. Transportation is including, with a van leaving the Student Center at 6 p.m. on game night.

So, get yourselves out of those stuffy dorm rooms and have some fun that you can share with anyone on campus.