By: Paige Edwards
As another new year rings in, it is time to say so long to the 2010’s and welcome to the 2020’s. With this decade came a lot of changes and new things in the U.S., some good and some bad. Who knows what is going to be coming in the new decade, but for now let’s remember the 10’s.
During this decade, low rise boot cut jeans became less popular and high rise shinny jeans took over. Skinny jeans became very popular during this decade and so did black leggings. Also, animal prints were very popular in the early 2010s, died out in the mid 10’s, but have now came back towards the end of the decade. The Squire interviewed Ms. Jeanette Walter, school librarian, about fashion trends of the 10’s. The biggest fashion take away she had reflecting on the decade is that she has”…a love/ hate relationship with leggings…”
This decade also had the #1 movie of all time, according to pastemagazine.com, Avengers: Endgame (2019). This movie made 2.790 billion dollars globally. That was not the only movie the 10’s had on that list as well. They also had #4 – #10, which were as the following: #4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), #5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018), #6 Jurassic World (2015), #7 Marvels The Avengers (2012), #8 Furious 7 (2015), #9 Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015), and, lastly, #10 Black Panther (2018). Walter also enjoyed looking back on her favorite films of the decade, mentioning that her favorite movies of the decade were The Help and the end of the Harry Potter series. As expected since she is our school librarian, Walter went on to explain that she loved the books of both of those films and that she thinks that they portrayed the characters very well.
Social media also had a huge impact on this decade with Snap Chat coming out in 2012 and Instagram coming out in 2010, according to wikepedia.com. As of October 2019, there are 210 million Snap Chat daily users worldwide. Instagram now has 1 billion users, obtained just over the past 10 years. Walter said that she loves how social media can help you stay connected with friends and family, and, although social media is not a big part of her life, she uses it to share small parts of her life and feels that’s how it should be used. Like many who have seen the evolution of social media over the decade, Walter pointed out that some people use social media negatively. Her advice to students is to try to use it in a positive way because, if not, “you will only get negativity back.”
As the decade wraps up, it’s a good time to look back on the best and worst of the 10’s. It is also fun to think about all of the memories and good times, and look forward to what 2020 might hold. Lastly, The Squire wishes you good luck in the next decade.