The Class of 1993

E.C. Glass High School
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Let’s take a step back in time to 1993, my senior year at E.C. Glass high school. Times were very different then, in many ways. There were no ipods or ipads, but we were not without our gadgets. A walkman and a gameboy were must haves. Cell phones were quite expensive in 1993, but pagers were popular. At home, a Sega Genesis was tops, although some of us still had the trusty NES.

Social networking was done in the hallways and cafeterias, and if we wanted to hear the latest music, we went to a place formally known as a music store and bought the cd, or tape.

Many things were different, but many things were the same, for example:

  • The World Trade Center Bombing kills 6 and injures over 1,000
  • Lorena Bobbitt grabs a knife terrifies husbands all over the world
  • Four LAPD officers were charged with civil rights violation in the videotaped beating of Rodney King
  • Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera were cast of The New Mickey Mouse Club.
  • Michael Jackson performed at halftime of the Super Bowl (Wow, a halftime show worth watching!)
  • ESPN2 launches
  • The Cheers finaly airs
  • Michael Jordan scores his 20,000 point and then retires to play baseball
  • Audrey Hepburn dies at the age of 63
  • Joey Buttafuoco is sentenced to 6 months for starutory rape of Amy Fisher
  • Eric Clapton wins the grammy award for Tears in Heaven
  • ATF agents raid David Koresh’s compound in Waco, Texas, beginning a 51 day standoff and the death of four agents and 5 Davidian Branch members.

The trends of the eighties were finally fading, but new ones were quickly emerging. Let’s take a look:

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Fashion

Fashion was all over the map in the early nineties, some tends were hanging on and some were starting fresh. You may see a mix of fashions at school. A guy rocking a mullet and a starter jacket.

And then there was grunge, beginning the unkempt, non conformist, flannel shirts and ripped jeans. There were also slouch socks, keds, converse and over-sized shirts and sweaters. Pastels, bright colors, and who can forget the biker shorts? Back then it was anything goes...

Politics

We had the changing of the guard, with President Bush (41) and Bill Clinton. Janet Reno became the first female Attorney General. Don’t ask, don’t tell became a phrase we would never forget

Oath of Office 1993

Sports

  • The Dallas Cowboys returned to glory, defeating the Buffalo Bills 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII.
  • In the college ranks, Florida State, led by Heisman winner Charlie Ward, defeated Nebraska 18-16 in the national championship.
  • The Chicago Bulls complete the three-peat, defeating Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2. (Michael Jordan would announce his first retirement later on that year)
  • North Carolina is crowned the national champions as it defeats Michigan 77-71 in the infamous "time-out" game.
  • The Colorado Rockies and The Florida Marlins join the big league ranks as MLB expands for the first time in 16 seasons.
  • The Toronto Blue jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 to win the World Series


All that she wants

Music

The Bodyguard Soundtrack reigned supreme. Pearl Jam and Nirvana were at the forefront of the grunge movement, but the airwaves were dominated by the new jacks. We even had a white, Canadian reggae singer! Crazy times.. But really, all that she wants is another baby!

  • Rump Shaker Wreckxx-N-Effect
  • Whoomp! (There it is)
  • Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
  • Two Princes - The Spin Doctors
  • If I Ever Lose My Faith In You - Sting
  • Linger - The Cranberries
  • Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
  • Knockin’ Da Boots – H-Town
  • I Get Around - 2Pac
  • No Rain - Blind Melon
  • Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
  • In These Arms - Bon Jovi
  • Nuthin’ But A G Thang – Dr. Dre


Film

Top grossing films such as Jurassic Park, The Fugitive and Mrs. Doubtfire were the big winners. But don’t forget Schindler’s List, Indecent Proposal and Sleepless in Seattle. In 1993 you really couldn’t go wrong with a Tom Hanks flick. But that really hasn’t changed. Others included:

  • The Firm
  • Philadelphia
  • Wayne's World 2
  • Falling Down
  • The Pelican Brief
  • Gettysburg
  • The Man Without A Face
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Coneheads
  • Made In America
  • Alive
  • A Bronx Tale



What About Bob?

Well there it his, a brief look back at my senior year in high school. It does seem like a different world. My high school days are filled with care-free memories. Sports and music were of my main concern, a part-time job and keeping my old car running occupied my free time.

Like kids today, we were not without our share of problems, we learned from our mistakes (biker shorts) and moved on. We used phones to call people, we passed notes written in cursive, and new nothing about email. The average price of a gallon of gas was $1.07, and we couldn't believe it had surpassed the one dollar mark. We had a President Bush, a Clinton running for office, and a war in Iraq. But things were about to change...


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

It's hard to believe that was what, nineteen years ago. It seems like it just happened. Thanks for the look back; I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

Great Hub, Weestro. I'm only young myself (26) but I have quite vivid memories of the early 90's. I had a walkman, a gameboy, and remember getting really excited when my dad bought a Sega Mega-Drive. The only computer I'd ever seen was the kind you see in toy stores that teach kids how to spell. Seems strange to think that it was nearly 20 years ago. Getting old fast hahaha!


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks for stopping by billybuc, I appreciate it!

You and me both JKenny! Never had the megadrive, but I loved Bulls vs. Lakers on Sega! Thanks!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

In 1993, I had two kids, two steps, and was over 30. This only gives part of my age away. I also had a business and was supporting our family by myself since my husband was disabled and wasn't getting any money yet. We did have home computers though. We bought our first one in 1989. It was one of the first with a 40mg hard drive. That was so huge. Now it isn't even enough for Ram. lol ;)


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Well Becky, I'm glad I could fill you in on everything else that was going on! You should do a class of 19....?


jenubouka 4 years ago

Oh looking back I do miss these times; everything seemed simpler and innocent. I remember that call waiting and three way calling was way cool.....Our computers in school still were that flashy green robotic look. Awesome Weestro.


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Call waiting, wow...and coming home to check messages! I remember those computers, cutting edge! Thanks jenubouka!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Coneheads! Hey thanks for this WILD trip down memory lane weestro :) I graduated in 1997 so I remember all the stuff you mention here in vivid detail. Lots of laughs and fun!


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

The memories, but you forgot the death of Brandon Lee during the filming of "The Crow", and Mario Andretti winning his last auto race!


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Glad you enjoyed it Ardie, some are fun to remember and a lot of the fashion is fun to forget!

That's right tea party, I remember the Brandon Lee thing, good call!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Greta job, weestro. I'm class of 989... it would be fun to see how much things changed between the fives years of your graduation and mine, but surely, the deaths of grunge icons shannon hoon and kurt cobain would top that laist. Those songs bring back memories, and I still listen to most of them. New Jack swing is still great. And MJ's super bowl show... that was something.

Thanks for this. Up and shared :-)


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jolinabetts 4 years ago from The Philippine Islands

Hi Weestro! i'm also at the same class as yours, i really love grunge music, it was at that time when Nirvana was at its peak and Pearl Jam has gained international status. The bands in the early 90's are its finest, we can easily compare that there's a huge difference from the present ones.

I miss the days when i have to anticipate my boyfriend's phonecall after school friday night if we're going out to the donut shop or not. Right now kids are very much spoiled with so much technology that they often misplace normal conversation to text messaging.

Voted this for interesting and thumbs up!


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks for stopping by PDX, yeah the transistion from the 80's to the 90's wasn't always pretty but their were some bright spots!

A much simpler time for sure jolina, makes you wonder what's next? Thanks!

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