We all remember the 90s. Some of us were squealing newborn babies while others already walking, talking and making a damn nuisance of ourselves. Just like our parents look back fondly on the 70s and 80s, the 90s will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Aries March 21 – April 19
The 90s were the last decade of both the 20th century and the second millennium, but like they always say, we save the best for last. Finals are coming up and it’s the most stressful time of year, so don’t get discouraged just yet.
Taurus April 20 – May 20
For many of us the 90s were full of firsts, including our first email. You know what I mean firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s crazy to think that the Internet has only been around for a couple decades. Make use of all your available resources; you don’t want to finish this semester knowing that just a little bit of extra effort could have helped you greatly.
Gemini May 21 – June 20
By the end of the 90s more than 50 per cent of Western countries had Internet access and more than 25 per cent of people had cell phones. That was 10 years ago. We are starting to rely very heavily on technology to get us through our days. Perhaps one day you should perform an experiment and see what it’s like to leave your crackberry at home.
Cancer June 21 – July 22
Digital SLRs and digital cameras became commercially available, which gave us the power to pick and choose which memories we wanted to keep and which we’d rather discard. At the same time, digital albums are never the same as having an old-school photo album you can flip through.
Leo July 23 – August 22
Pssh iPods. Back in the day we were rocking Walkmans and Discmans. Televisions are getting bigger and computers are getting smaller but music has always ruled our lives. Take some time to dig through your old CDs. You might be surprised by what you find.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Nowadays everyone has a stand on every political, economic and social issue. On Feb. 26,1997 the first cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep, was reported in Scotland and the genetic debate has continued until now because some people are not able to see the other side of the argument. Don’t be one of those people.
Libra September 23 – October 22
The Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys took over our lives as the ultimate idols. Now when we look back on it, a lot of us cringe while others still sing out loud and proud to “Spice Up Your Life.” Maybe the rest of us should be that fearless.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
The World Health Organization reported that homosexuality will no longer be considered a disease in 1990. But after decades of debate, discrimination is still present in our society. Make a difference and stand up for the rights of others.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Freddie Mercury and Kurt Cobain died during the early 90s but the impact they made on the lives of many still resonates today. Be one of those icons, if not to the world than to the people around you. And maybe try not to die young.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
The Amazon Rainforest lost acres and acres of land during this decade, ending the careless behavior of the human race. Earth hour has just passed but that doesn’t mean you can’t be an environmentalist. It takes a little work from all of us to make a difference.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
We played with Tamagotchis and discovered Doc Martens. Our greatest dilemma was who to play with on the playground and life seemed hard. Then we had to grow up. Life became hard for real and we forgot about the little things in life. Take a step back and look at everything you’ve done, all the small things that made a difference.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
Anime and manga made their worldwide mainstream debut during the 90s and some of us still wish we had time these days to wake up early and watch PokÃ©mon on Cheez TV at 6 a.m. When looking back on our childhood we are always nostalgic and that’s okay, but there’s so much to look forward to.