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    34 Middle School Memories Only Zillennials Will Understand

    Late '90s and early '00s babies, this one's for you!

    1. Graphic t-shirts

    Light blue Aéropostale graphic t-shirt
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    Those name-brand clothes were such a flex. If your shirt said Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, or Aéropostale, you felt like the baddest bitch in town.

    2. AR tests

    Used to love taking AR tests! from nostalgia

    Ah yes, the root of my anxiety. If you loved these things, congrats on your incredible ability to work under pressure. You're probably like a doctor now or something, so kudos.

    3. Silly Bandz

    Mythical creature silly bandz in multiple colors
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    OMG, did Trey give you his elephant silly band? You two are totally dating now!

    4. Scrimmage jerseys

    blue and red scrimmage jerseys
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    These things probably got washed once a year and always smelled like pubescent sweat paired with notes of musty storage closet.

    5. LG EnV3

    LG EnV3 phone closed and open
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    Admit it, you wanted this phone. Look at that beautiful keyboard! No more T9 for you, baby!

    6. The cafeteria

    Middle school cafeteria with tables
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    I can smell this picture. I can still feel the lower back pain from those seats. This is so visceral.

    7. Braces

    close-up of a mouth with braces
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    Nothing boosts that prepubescent self-confidence quite like being called "train tracks" or "metal mouth" every day! Bonus points to my troopers who also had those horrible rubber bands clamping your jaw shut. Wasn't it just delightful when they'd snap right on your lip?

    8. Those kids who were way too obsessed with Glee

    Red t-shirt that says "I'm a gleek"
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    Literally me.

    9. Sex Ed

    Coach Carr from "Mean Girl" the movie
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    I'll bet some guys wish they'd studied those female reproductive diagrams a little harder! Also, stop with the "abstinence only" bullshit, okay?

    10. AXE

    Black and blue AXE body spray bottle
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    Nothing screams "I need a shower, but I have Social Studies in three minutes!" quite like this smell.

    11. "I love boobies" bracelets

    I love Boobies colorful bracelets
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    Brad, Chad, and Chase wore these to school simply because of the word "boobies."

    12. Blue eyeliner

    Eye wearing blue eyeliner
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    We really thought we were doing something when we caked blue eyeliner on our bottom lids, huh? Ironically, we could probably all rock this look now.

    13. MASH

    Playing the MASH game to determine your future from nostalgia

    OMG, you're gonna marry Tyler! But, you'll have 400 kids and live in a shack.

    14. PINK

    PINK logo in white with pink background
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    How to spot a popular girl: Is she wearing yoga pants? Does her sweatshirt say PINK? Does she smell like bubble gum and secrets?

    15. Kickball

    Red kickball on a field
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    Does this trigger your fight or flight response?

    16. Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom perfume

    Bottle of Japanese Cherry Blossom perfume by Bath & Body Works
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    The entire locker room was actually just a cloud of this stuff.

    17. Mustache print

    White T-shirt with mustache
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    Remember when it was cool to draw a mustache on the inside of your index finger and pose for pictures with it? What the fuck was that?

    18. Dances

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    Why were we dancing to "Bed Rock" and "Bottoms Up" and why do I still know all the words?

    19. Combination locks

    Combination locks in blue, red, purple, and green
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    What's my combination? Why won't it open? Am I going to be late for Spanish? HELP!

    20. Picnik

    Picnik photo editing logo
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    Sometimes your newest Facebook selfie just really needed a glitter border and 11 heart stickers, okay?

    21. School lunches

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    Only the best for our developing bodies!

    22. The beginning of One Direction

    One Direction "Up All Night" album cover
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    The start of a beautiful era.

    23. Infinity scarves

    Woman in pink, gray, and white chevron infinity scarf
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    What better way to dress up a school hoodie than with a chevron infinity scarf?

    24. These little butt-scooter things

    Rainbow Connect-A-Scooters
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    It was all fun and games until you inevitably ran over all your fingers.

    25. Overhead projectors

    A gray overhead projector
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    More advanced than the humble chalkboard, yet not quite as evolved as Google Slides.

    26. AIM

    AIM Messenger from nostalgia

    AIM was the place to chat up your BFF, stalk your crush, and set the perfect angsty status. Which Paramore lyric should I use this time?

    27. The Twilight fandom

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    Did your school have those kids who pretended to be vampires after reading and/or watching Twilight? Are they okay now?

    28. Bobby Jack clothing

    I thought I was hot shit in those gauchos. from TrollXChromosomes

    Those shirts probably should've stayed in elementary school. Sidenote: When are we bringing gauchos back?

    29. Charlie the Unicorn

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    "CANDY MOUNTAIN, CHARLIE!" Admit it, you can absolutely hear this picture.

    30. UGG boots

    Light brown UGG boot
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    Bonus points if you hid your phone in your shoe so you could text in class!

    31. Colorful Duck Tape

    10 roles of duck tape in various colors and patterns
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    Why was it cool to have patterned duck tape? Why did we all want duck tape wallets? What was that?

    32. Wearing mismatched socks

    Feet in mismatched socks while wearing Sperry shoes
    Hannah Dobrogosz

    Middle schoolers love to express themselves, and what better way to do so than by wearing neon socks that don't match? It's not a phase, Mom!

    33. Crimped hair

    Young Zac Efron with crimped hair
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    We didn't even look this good, tbh.

    And finally...

    34. Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Bill Nye the Science Guy intro
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    Everyone's favorite day in science class!