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That’s a Wrap

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

by Kayla Rodrigues

365 days have gone by. No wait, scratch that. It’s a little something more like 3,650 days. Wow, an end to the 2010’s just like that. Not only an end to a decade, but the end of our childhood. Now, as we enter the decade to grow up, settle down, work, possibly have kids, we can think back to the good old days of the 2010’s.

No more watching Wizards of Waverly Place, Victorious and That’s so Raven for the first time. No more sleepovers talking non-stop about the Jonas Brothers or One Direction. Now, there is less appreciation for masterpieces like Hannah Montana, Zoey 101, etc. No more playing on our DS’s at our friend’s house, only to go home and play Just Dance, Wii Sports, Poptropica, or Club Penguin. Or rewatching High School Musical with a rainbow loom in your lap. Or taking your new rainbow loom bracelets to school so you can trade them for silly bands.

The 2010’s were the time of our lives! Sure, we all have our negative memories from them, like shorts over leggings and that one time everyone thought they were edgy because they listened to Avril Lavigne, Panic at the Disco, or wore those black, plastic chokers around their neck.

And now the generation born into this decade are going to think we’re old. Can you believe it? Our children are going to ask why we are calling TikTok (the former name of TikTok in the U.S. before merging with TikTok in Japan) and Taylor Swift a country singer. Rap music will be too old school for them and they’ll have no idea what an iPod touch is. People wouldn’t remember the days when great souls like Cameron Boyce, Stan Lee, and Michael Jackson walked among us. This decade will be run by people like Danielle Cohn, Bhad Bhabie, and Lil Huddy.

So I guess it’s time to say goodbye to the 2010’s. We won’t be experiencing the first time seeing Camp Rock, screaming our lungs out to “Party in the USA” or “Call Me Maybe,” but we will look back on those days with the biggest smiles on our faces. So cheers to our times playing with My Littlest Pet Shops, Temple Run, and Flappy Bird, cheers to the scrapes on our knees after falling to the ground from Heelys, and cheers to the times when the world wasn’t our problem. We'll miss you 2010’s. That’s a wrap.


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