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100 Things We Loved About High School

May 22 2014 - 9:40am

Students are rushing out of the BO-filled halls of school this time of year for Summer vacation, and it's getting us nostalgic about our own high school days. Those four years were either your most awkward or the best time of your life (maybe a little of both). Either way, there was plenty to love about those days. Graduation season has us reminiscing about our favorite high school memories, like passing notes, pep rallies, all-nighters, and prom. For us, high school fell in the late '90s and early '00s: we listened to Discmans on the bus, recorded Dawson's Creek on VHS tapes, and covered our walls with posters of *NSYNC. Check out the 100 things we loved most about our teen years, then share what you loved most about high school in the comments!

Additional reporting by Tara Block

Arguing Over Who's the Hottest Heartthrob

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Decorating Our Planners

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Planning Our First-Day Outfits

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Watching Movies While Babysitting

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Carrying Our Lisa Frank Folders

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Going to Graduation Parties

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Watching Movies in Class

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Getting Into Our First Rated-R Movies

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Typing on Old-School Macs

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Building Homecoming Floats

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Playing Games on Our Nokia Phones

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Dressing Up For Themed Dances

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Packing Kudos For a Snack

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Making Mix CDs For Our Friends

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Writing With Gel Pens

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Prepping For Senior Pictures

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Planning Halloween Costumes With a Group

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Passing Origami-Style Folded Notes

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AIM Chatting With Our Friends

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Making Photo Collages For Our Friends' Birthdays

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Putting DIY Book Covers on Our Textbooks

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Going on Spring Break With Friends

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Listening to Our Discmans on the Bus

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Carpooling to Football Games

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Writing Our Secrets Down in Diaries

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Being Creatively Asked to Dances

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Memorizing Dance Moves From Boy Band Music Videos

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Shopping For Prom Dresses

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Making Fortune Tellers

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Debating Backpack vs. Messenger Bag

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Taking Notes That Were 95% Doodles and 5% Notes

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Decorating Friends' Lockers For Their Birthdays

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Decorating Our Lockers

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Using Scented Erasers

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Having Nail Salon Dates Before Prom

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Doing Makeovers With Our Friends

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Standing in a Parking Lot on Friday Night Figuring Out What to Do With Our Friends

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Passing Drivers Ed

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Wearing Our Juicy Tracksuits

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Attending Camp

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Making Signs For Games

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Cheering For Our School at Pep Rallies

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Organizing Our CD Collections

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Getting Tiffany & Co. Necklaces From Our Boyfriends

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Voting For "Senior Most" Awards

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Using Our Scented Markers

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Taping Our Favorite TV Shows on VHS

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Sporting Our Letterman Jackets

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Covering Our Binders in Collages

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Carrying Our Trapper Keepers

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Hanging in the Parking Lot Before Class

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Collecting Pencil Toppers

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Wearing Overalls (Nonironically)

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Buying a New Box of Crayons

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Drinking a Frappuccino While "Working Out"

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Going to Pool Parties

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Joy Riding With Our Girlfriends

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Signing Yearbooks

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Taking Field Trips With Our Friends

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Comparing ID Cards

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Planning Our Hall Routes Around Boys' Schedules

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Driving by Our Crush's House

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Reading the Lyrics on a CD Case

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Dressing as the Spice Girls For Halloween

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Taking Pictures With Our Friends Before Prom

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Having Rom-Com Marathons With Our Friends

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Strategically Picking Our Lab Partners

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Playing With Ouija Boards at Sleepovers

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Packing Our Lunchboxes

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Filling in Scantron Bubbles

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Cozying Up to Our Crushes During Scary Movies

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Planning Senior Pranks

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TP-ing Boys' Houses

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Wearing Our Backpacks on One Shoulder

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Doing Our Homework in Inflatable Chairs

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Tutoring/Being Tutored by a Hot Guy

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Saving Our Papers on Floppy Discs

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Going to Our First High School Parties

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Lip-Syncing to Britney Spears

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Cramming at Starbucks With Our BFFs

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Faking Headaches to Get Out of P.E.

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Visiting Colleges With Our Friends

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Designing Our Myspace Layouts

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Plastering Our Walls With Hot-Guy Posters

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Laughing With Friends During "Silent" Study Hall

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Being Asked to Skate at the Roller Rink

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Watching Music Videos on MTV

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Seeing "You've Got Mail" on AOL

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Using (and Regretting) Sun-In

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Watching Titanic 10 Times in Theaters and Crying Every Time

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Taking Limos to Prom

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Wearing Our Boyfriends' Jerseys

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Playing MASH During Homeroom

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Taking Senior Trips With Friends

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Getting Away With Dress-Code Violations

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Being on Yearbook Staff and Choosing Pictures of Our Friends

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Setting Up For School Dances

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Going on Ice Cream Runs After Friends' Breakups

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Buying Lottery Tickets on Our 18th Birthdays

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Having All-Nighters With Friends

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