By: Ruhi Gandhi
Today’s generation knows the addictive nature and necessity of technology, especially
texting. That irresistible feeling to pick up the phone as soon as it lights up, or the sound of a notification as it rings in your ears. “Just one reply,” you think to yourself, but it turns into a full-fledged conversation, driving you away from the real world and into a virtual vortex of repetitive, futile conversations.
By: Pooja Bachani
Faster. Faster! Perpetually moving forward whilst accelerating, Generation Z is launched from the base of technology into an atmosphere of infinite information. The entire lexicon of world knowledge rests in the palm of your hand, barring an act of nature that yields a slow Wi-Fi connection. Trampled by the rapid speech at which information is propelled, we have yet to stop and reflect upon the pragmatic ramifications of the technology that surrounds us.
By: Randall Taylor
Ahh, the good ol’ days. The days when we could buy a bag of chips, a soda and even some candy just for a dollar or two, when the playground was where we spent most of your days. You know, some of us were chilling out max and relaxing all cool while others were playing baseball or b-ball right after school. You’ll have to excuse me, when I was younger, I always wanted to be a Fresh Prince, or live in a Full House and learn the true meaning of why Family Matters.
Then again, some days I just didn’t wanna go outside. Some days I just stayed inside and read books and daydreaming about Taking trips on a Magic School Bus, Having a Magic Tree House, and even A Series of Unfortunate Events that led to a few Goosebumps here and there. I had a whole library so I guess you could say I’m a Smart Guy.
But still, there’s nothing wrong with relaxing on Saturday mornings right? Come on now, every kid wanted to play in Elmo’s World or hang out with Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street. We can’t forget about having a wonderful day with Arthur can we? Or a few Rugrats before we go mess around in Dexter’s Laboratory or a little sewer surfing with some turtles? Hey I’m just saying Hey Arnold! was All That and I still remember adventures with TJ and the gang during Recess before finishing the day with Doug.
Ah man those were the days, sorry if I got a little caught up. From the Super Nintendo to the N64, the Sega Genesis to the Dreamcast, Connect Four to Monopoly, Denim Jackets to Leather Jackets and Doc Martens, From Tupac to Biggie to Nas and Snoop, Yo-Yos, Super-Soakers, and Tamagotchis galore. Yeah those were the days, I’m telling you. I’ve got the nostalgic blues wishing I could go back in time to the good ol’ days and be a kid just a little while more.