13 Old Disney Channel originals That Shaped Me Into Who I Am Today

13 Old Disney Channel originals That Shaped Me Into Who I Am Today

Old Disney Channel taught me how to be the person I am today with these little life lessons hidden in every show.


I never realized how much of my self-confidence and drive has been shaped by the TV shows I watched as a little kid. While driving in my car jamming out to the first "High School Musical" soundtrack, I realized just how much those old Disney Channel shows shaped my into the person I am today. These are the little life lessons each show taught me.

1. "Hannah Montana"

This one seems pretty simple as she wrote a whole song about it, but "Hannah Montana" taught me that nobody is perfect and everyone has flaws. Even the rock star herself had imperfections she learned to love.

2. "Kim Possible"

Another pretty self explanatory one, "Kim Possible" showed everyone that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Her name is Kim POSSIBLE after all!

3. "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"

Zack and Cody made the most of their days living in a hotel and most likely on a very small budget with their mom's singing career, yet they still managed to have fun. They taught me to enjoy the simple things in life like running in hotel lobbies with Mr. Mosby chasing after you.

4. "Suite life on Deck"

Now that Suite Life moved onto a big cruise ship, not only did Zack and Cody teach me to enjoy the little things, but they also taught me to appreciate the big things too. Never again will I be ungrateful for life at sea.

5. "That's So Raven"

While Raven could see into the future with her visions, she taught me that you have to live in the moment. She worried too much about the future that she never really stopped to enjoy the moment she was living.

6. "Camp Rock"

"Camp Rock" showed me that life is better when you are a unique individual, not someone trying to follow a group. I mean did you see how miserable it was to be in Tess Tyler's shadow?

7. "Wizards of Waverly Place"

I know I'm not the only one who wanted Justin to win the Family Wizard competition, but this show showed me that even at your lowest point or your biggest failure, family will always stick by you.

8. "High School Musical"

The whole story in "High School Musical" is about being different than the typical high school stereotypes. You can be an athlete who likes to cook creme brulee or a geek who likes to pop, lock, jam, and break. Be what makes you feel comfortable.

9. "Phineas and Ferb"

With 104 days of summer vacation, "Phineas and Ferb" somehow made the most of everyday. Even on the days it rained, they were able to still find something fun to do.

10. "Jump In"

"Jump In" taught me that you need to work hard in order to be successful. All those double dutch moves were not learned overnight, they had to put in the effort and practice to nail their routines.

11. "Jonas"

Even though this show was short-lived, the Jo Bros showed me that the saying, "Bros before hoes" is real. I know this doesn't specifically apply to me, but to all the guys out there, these brothers understand the bond between brothers.

12. "Cheetah Girls"

"Amigas Cheetahs, friends for life!" These movies taught lessons about sisterhood and friendship that no other show can even compare to. So, while the Jonas Brothers show was about brotherhood, "Cheetah Girls" was all about girl power and "Chicks over Dicks"

13. "Lizzie McGuire"

Last but not least is an all-time classic, "Lizzie McGuire." With her animated inner voice guiding her through life, Lizzie McGuire showed me that confidence is key and in order to gain confidence, you have to believe in yourself. Isn't that what little cartoon people are for anyways?

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.

Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parent's house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your 7th-grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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17 Signs You're In A Serious Relationship With A History Major

There's few to come by, but history majors are the mysterious ones for colleges in Liberal Arts and Sciences. They're also going to be your favorite person in the world.


The vast amount of majors at college and university include engineering, business, tech, even nursing. For some, like myself, history majors are few.

I chose to be one because I've always had a huge interest in history, so why not try and make a career out of it? You may be thinking, "All they do is study dates and figures, nothing else," but in reality, we're understanding the past, living in the present, and comprehending the future. We're also probably the most considerate of your emotions and feelings, so give us a chance, folks.

Here are 17 reasons why it will be benefitting to you to date a history major.

1. When you ask what the date is and they tell you...before giving us a "this day in history" fact

If you ask what the date is, and it's June 6th, be careful of being warped into a whole D-Day fact from your S.O. It's an important day, but obviously you didn't ask for a history lesson haha!

2. "Come over"; "Can't, writing a paper about the Renaissance"

It's pretty self-explanatory.

3. Seeing the countless biographical books and DVDs in their room


If they have "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, they're a keeper. Wife/husband them immediately.

4. Reading dozens of emails from History.com...

5...then reading "this day in history" instead of their texts


6. When you're walking and they spot a historical place (instead of somewhere to eat)

"Oh look, there's a nice bistro over there." "Yeah, hold on, babe, look at that Civil War statue of Stonewall Jackson."

7. When you see them quoting historical people for their Instagram captions

8. Posting historical photos on their Instagram (instead of posting one of you two at a formal)


You try to laugh, but you really don't get this meme about Teddy Roosevelt

10. They have a calendar of either WWII or Vietnam in their room

I have one featuring the Civil War, so just trust me on this one.

11. "Good thing I have papers and not tests," they say as you cram six months of Algebra in your brain for a final


12. "Dropping" them off at class and there's only six other students in the classroom

It's like high school detention in there with that class size!

13. When they're excited to see something at the Smithsonian



14. Watching historical documentaries on Netflix instead of an actual movie

"Babe, Infinity War." "Yeah, that's great, but like check out this documentary on the Battle of Britain."

15. Probably have Dean Martin, Motown, or classical music on their playlist


16. Having one final (but turns out to be a take home paper)

Those lucky bastards.

17. Writing their thesis at the bar on your anniversary...and you're not even mad because you know they love what they study


If that's not true love, I don't know what is.

So there you have it, folks, some signs on your S.O. who is a history major! Happy loving!

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