25 Things That Only Kids Who Went To School In The ’80s Or ’90s Will Appreciate

If you went to school in the ’80s or ’90s, get ready for some serious nostalgia.

These 25 pictures will take you down memory lane, to the days when text messages were a handwritten note, a game of MASH determined your future, and Google was a card catalog in the library. Sure, kids today have all sorts of awesome technology, but there’s no denying that the ’80s and ’90s were a golden age for school students. From square pizza to the Scholastic Book Fair, it was quite a time to be a kid.

1. The best part about going back to school was picking out a new Trapper Keeper.

2. And you had to have one of these to keep all your stuff in.

3. Everyone owned a ridiculously cool lunch box with a matching thermos.

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4. If you were lucky, there would be some Ritz crackers and spreadable cheese inside.

5. If not, you could always buy your lunch. Is it just me or was that square pizza tastier than regular pizza?

6. There was nothing better than a good old Cosmic Brownie.

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7. Be honest, everything you know about U.S. geography came from this thing.

8. There was nothing quite as exciting as walking into class and seeing this.

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9. Usually, this familiar face would pop up.

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10. Or we’d sing along to “Schoolhouse Rock!” Who else still remembers the words?


11. When this showed up in gym class, everyone’s day got 100 times better.

12. And when it came to Lisa Frank, you “had to have it.” Even Mila Kunis thought so!

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13. Of course, you always needed to sharpen your pencil when the classroom was dead silent.

14. And no one could ever remove the edges of this paper without ripping it in half.

15. MASH sealed your fate like nothing else could. I’m still waiting to meet my future husband, Donnie Wahlberg from New Kids On The Block.

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16. Handwritten notes were nothing to joke about. Every friend group had a “secret” way of folding them.

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17. When you wanted to find something in the library, the card catalog was your best friend…and worst enemy.

18. We were supposed to use these for math, but everyone just made swords and whacked their friends with them.

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19. We all knew how to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on this thing…and that’s about it.

20. This always happened at the worst possible time.

21. Art class had scented markers, but we weren’t supposed to huff them.

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22. All the cool kids had a Crayola crayon box with a built-in sharpener.

23. God help the parents who bought RoseArt crayons instead!

24. On the bus ride home, we’d squeeze our Discman as tightly as possible to keep it from skipping.

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25. Then we’d circle what we wanted from the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair while talking to our friend on a landline. Ah, those were the days.

What’s your most vivid memory from school in the ’80s or ’90s? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share this with your old classmates from back in the day!

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