2020 vision

After all that’s happened this past decade, let’s take a look back at the events that made this generation who we are

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Emily Haynes, Mary Sebbas, and Betsy Jones

The 2010’s shaped us, brought Gen Z closer together. Whether it was through memes, old tv shows, or trendy fads, our generation became a family, and we were shaped through it all.

 

Without these spots on our timeline, both major world events and small moments with our friends, we would not be who we are today. From high-waisted mom jeans to a technological jackpot, this generation has been defined by the 10 years between 2010 and 2019.

So take five minutes to relive the past decade, because very soon it will be coming to an end…

 

SPORTS

2010

SAINTS

The New Orleans team won their first Super Bowl facing the

Indianapolis Colts

 

LAKERS

Los Angeles won back-to-back NBA titles, defeating the Boston Celtics

 

2015

USA WOMEN’S SOCCER

The U.S. national team won the world cup for the third time defeating Japan with a score of 5-2

 

2016

CUBS

The Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908

 

2016

PEYTON MANNING

The revered former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback retired

 

2019

PATRIOTS

Led by Tom Brady, the New England team won their third consecutive Super Bowl

 

ENTERTAINMENT

2011

GAME OF THRONES

Running for 8 seasons, the fantasy series first season premiered in 2011

 

2013

FLAPPY BIRD

The addictive smartphone game went viral, and became one of the 40 most downloaded free games paired the legendary Pokémon cards with the iPhone and became an addiction 

 

2017

THE MOVIE “IT” 

The thriller premiered and set multiple box office records grossing more than $700 million worldwide

 

2018

TANACON

The world was thrown for a loop when popular internet personality Tana Mongeau hosted her own vidcon

 

FADS

2010

MUSTACHES

From duct tape to the classy mustache glasses, if you were a teenage girl you had an obsession

 

SILLY BANDZ

The newly popular rubber bands took the market by storm and created more connection between generations 

 

2011

HAIR FEATHER

The hair feather for a teenage girls lasted about a year or so, giving a pop of color to anyone’s hair style

 

2012

CRACKLE NAIL POLISH

The crackling trend gave a new way for girls to express themselves and will remain a fashion statement of the decade

 

2017

FIDGET SPINNER

Although the fidget spinner was created in the late 1900’s it exploded in 2017, providing a new way for people to relieve their boredom

 

TECHNOLOGY

2010

FIRST IPAD RELEASED

This revolutionary tablet provided entertainment and a new way to 

communicate. 

INSTAGRAM LAUNCHED

The soon-to-be social media platform of the decade was created, and gave a new way for the decade to connect with each other

 

2013

XBOX ONE RELEASED

Following the release of the Xbox 360, the Xbox One made online

communication simple and fast

 

2015

AMAZON ECHO

The voice-controlled machine was invited into people’s homes and became a must-have technological assistant

 

2015

APPLE WATCH

The newly-fashioned portable device revolutionized Apple technology, and provided a way for people to easily stay in touch with each other

 

FASHION

2010

BIEBER HAIRDO

The newly-discovered pop star went viral almost as fast as his hair style, and countless boys could be found rocking the Bieber hairdo

 

2014

BOLD EYELINER

The makeup trend started escalating in 2014 when bold eyeliner was made popular by tumblr

 

2019

MOM JEANS

The classy 80’s baggy pants made a comeback in 2019, giving girls flare in their day-to-day fashion

SCRUNCHIES

Known as a simple way to hold hair up in the 80’s, scrunchies became more than just a hair-tie in 2019 as a fashion statement

 

2013

HARLEM SHAKE

The short catchy song, produced and released by Baauer, was made popular by the viral dance challenge 

 

CUP SONG

The “Pitch Perfect” tune went viral after the movie was released, and everyone learned the dance that went with it

 

2014

DABBING

The new dance move took the young generation by storm, and became a popular fad among teens 

 

MUSICAL.LY

The new social media platform allowed for users to create lip sync videos for fun and share them with others

 

2016

TIKTOK

The video sharing app was created when Musicaly.ly was purchased by a new company, and gave an updated way to share videos