Why '90s Babies Are Living Right Now

Why '90s Babies Are Living Right Now

2019 has already been an absolute treat to us in the first three months

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As most of us attending the University of Mississippi are 90's babies, I think it's safe to assume that we are all pretty excited at the events that have been happening lately. By events, I mean the comebacks, life changes and constant chatter about our childhood icons.

I think the biggest and most well known of them all has to be the reunion of the Jonas Brothers. I mean come on, what girl born in the '90s didn't attend a JoBros concert. Or what girl born in the '90s didn't fawn over at least one of them for years?? (Team Nick 5ever). Their single, "Sucker," absolutely amazing. Personally, though, my favorite was the remix they did to "Year 3000," called "Year 2019" that went viral on Twitter.

Another absolute iconic comeback of an absolute icon, Miley Cyrus becoming Hannah Montana in real life!!! Talk about a shocker. I mean realistically speaking she is nothing like the Hannah we know and love, but her hair is spot on. None of us can say (despite Miley's crazy days) that we were not LIVING when she posted an Instagram story of her singing "Nobody's Perfect" with that haircut.

Last but certainly not least there had been talk of Aly and AJ making a comeback right after the Jonas Brothers released their single. Their twitter tweeted "Announcement coming soon!!" on the first of March. Now, the beginning of April they have dates for their Sanctuary Tour this year in 2019!! I mean could it be any more obvious??

Speaking of that, what is next? Is Avril Lavigne coming back? Some think she has passed and was replaced with a clone so take that as you please, either coming back from the dead or coming back with a Skater Boy second edition, honestly I'd take either. I cannot wait to see what else this year has in store for us '90s babies!

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On June 22nd I Celebrated My 22nd

*Insert cliche Taylor Swift song "22"*

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It's about time I turn 22. I've been told that after your 21st birthday, the years begin to fly past you in a blur. I don't know if I agree, but I can definitely say that I don't feel 22. Sometimes I look around at all the people who are freshmen in college, or juniors in high school, and I begin to reminisce about when I was their age. One thing getting older does do is make you a skeptical, cynical person.

I've thought a lot about my birthday as another day that I get to eat cake because let's face it, I'm not really here for anything else, except maybe a shot. I remember celebrating my birthday when I was younger was much different from what it turned into after I turned 20. Back in the day, I would celebrate my birthday with a pool party. Pizza, chips, cake, and soda. A few balloons and candles and that was it. I'd only invite my closest friends and we'd have so much fun.

I miss that kind of birthday. The kind you pick out an outfit for days prior, the kind you get so excited for and can't sleep, the kind that makes you feel special. It doesn't feel like that anymore. What it feels like now is, "welp, there goes another year." This line is also applicable to New Year's Eve, but we'll cross that bridge six months from now.

My birthday is pretty uneventful. It feels like the spark is gone, the excitement is gone. I wish I could feel happy that I'm turning 22, but I also know that it's just a reality that we all get older and things like birthdays begin to feel strange. You're faced to realize that you're supposed to have gained another year of experience and intelligence in the aspects of life, but it's almost like you feel the same.

It's safe to say that this has been a bit of an existential-crisis-themed birthday, but I'm just a little scared of getting older. I think we all reach a point where you realize you aren't invincible anymore. It's time to see what's in store for the future, what your career goals are, where you plan to move to after graduation, how to eat better, and how to feel like you've reached your full potential. It's a bittersweet moment in my life, but I'm ready to see what's next.

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Am I An Addict And Social Media Is The Drug?

Hey, my name is Ashley Williams and I am a social media fanatic.

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I don't know if it's because I was born into this generation that is built on social media and technology or what, but I just know it's a part of me that I won't be able to get rid of.

Social media has amazing perks... it's a faster way of getting and keeping in touch with someone, you have your daily news and entertainment right at your fingertips, and you can share and learn just by opening up an app. But, despite these amazing advancements social media has provided for me, recently I've been feeling kind of like a... zombie, or slave to social media.

It's gotten to the point where it's a part of my morning, afternoon, and nightly routine. I wake up to browsing my social media to ending my night checking my social media one more time just in case I missed anything that's "worth my time."

Recently in my Writ 102 class, we had to write a research paper about anything our hearts desired, and I chose to write about the impacts of social media on someone's mental health.

While researching and trying to get my sources, I came across tons of information that suggest that millennials are most likely to experience a phenomenon called FOMO, fear of missing out. Crazy, cause that's exactly how I feel when I check my Twitter or Instagram feed right after I was just on it knowing damn well, nothing new has popped up.

...And this thought came to me... am I an addict and social media is the drug?




Is getting a notification, a" like", a dm, or something new being popping up on my feed the dopamine that's fueling my craving for my social media addiction?



Is this bad? I mean it's not like I checked my phone seven times, mindlessly scrolling while writing the first half of my blog... I'm not that addictive. It's just a little crave.



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