90s nostalgia
Perler Beads, popular in the 90's and an activity at 90's Nostalgia Night. (photo by Alexis Coronato)

by Alexis Coronato

Walking into Hudson Hall at Mount Saint Mary College on April 19th was like walking into a time machine with one destination: the 90’s. Each room was hosted by various SGA clubs and was filled with an array of food items, games, movies, and arts and crafts relevant to the time period. It all began with the crack of a snap bracelet…

Gushers, Hugs, Fruit Roll-Ups, Capri Suns, Candy Necklaces, and Fruit by the Foot were just some of the delicious treats provided by one of the clubs. Another club provided goodie-bags with candies that brought you back to your childhood, such as Air Heads, Nerds, Sour War Heads, Tootsie Rolls, and Double Bubble. While munching on their snacks, people listened to 90’s music and played movie trivia games.

Karaoke was another fun experience from Nostalgia Night. Although I wasn’t gutsy (or drunk) enough to sing, I enjoyed listening to students’ versions of Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” and Britney Spears’ “Hit Me Baby One More Time.”

If you have ever seen Double Dare, Wild and Crazy Kids, or Figure It Out, then you know what slime is. For those who don’t remember, it is a green, semi-viscous substance that is dumped on a person’s head in an act of humiliation or celebration. In one of the rooms, students could make their own slime by mixing water, cornstarch, and food coloring. However, dumping the slime on someone’s head would probably have been frowned upon.

Another craft that was popular, both in the 90’s and at Nostalgia night, was the perler beading. This involves small, colorful, fusible plastic beads that are placed on a mini pegboard and melted together with a clothes iron. There were several different boards available, and some people got really creative with their designs.

My last stop at Nostalgia Night was the movie and game room. I caught the end of “Matilda” and the beginning of “Clueless,” while playing Jenga and Taboo. Although my team lost, it was fun to take a word-guessing game as seriously as I did back in 1999 again.

Overall, 90’s Nostalgia Night was a pretty dope time. A big thanks to all of the clubs who put on such a great event!