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People baffled at video of high school students from 1989

Callum Jones

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People baffled at video of high school students from 1989

Featured Image Credit: X/@asliceofhistory

Many social media users have been left baffled at a video of high school students back in 1989.

Of course, high school is going to be rather different in 2023 compared to what it was in the late 1980s.

For one, a lot of work done in school nowadays is completed by using a computer or some form of other device, while back in the 80s that would have all be done with a pen and paper.

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But that's not the talking point of this particular video, instead many have focused on the rather unique fashion choices. To say it's interesting is certainly an understatement...

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The video shows high schoolers in the decade's final year, which was shared to X (formerly known as Twitter) by A Slice Of History.

The common consensus was that the students all looked older than they actually were.

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"Man I’m 37 and those kids still look older than me," joked one user, while another remarked: "Can someone explain to me why high school students each year look younger and younger. These people look like they’re in their mid 30s."

As to why they looked older than years, one user theorized it was due to their hairstyles.

The students were filmed in their classroom in 1989. Credit:  X/@asliceofhistory
The students were filmed in their classroom in 1989. Credit: X/@asliceofhistory

"They look 'older' because they continued to dress that way as they aged, and now they are 'old', and we view their same styles as old rather than hip," they wrote.

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A second said: "They don't actually look older we just associate traits that they have with being old (such as hairstyles and clothing)."

Another claimed it's all down to 'diet and social interaction', adding: "Foods today are pumped with so many chemicals/preservatives etc. These have an effect on the human body.

"Back then, people actually interacted with others OUTSIDE since they could walk and didn't just have a tablet/phone in their face 24/7."

I mean, if the argument is that tablets and phones keep you looking young, then I'm failing to see a downside frankly.

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Elsewhere, other commenters noted how uncomfortable the youngsters looked being on camera.

This was two decades before smartphones became a staple of daily life so their discomfort is understandable.

"Wtf no smartphones?" one commenter remarked, to which another replied: "No we had these things called conversation and books. I was 19 in ‘89 and it was just the best era."

Many thought the students looked older than they actually were. Credit: X/@asliceofhistory
Many thought the students looked older than they actually were. Credit: X/@asliceofhistory
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A third added: "No internet, no cell phones, good music, cruising, neighbors interacting, affordable living. It was pretty great."

A fourth chimed in: "They look older, healthier, and have more self awareness. 99% of them don't even want to look at the camera.

"Phones and social have desensitized some many people I don't know if we will ever get back to this."

And as is the way with the internet, when it comes to the 1980s, the students drew comparisons with Netflix's beloved sci-fi drama Stranger Things.

One student in particular was highlighted as resembling Eddie Munson, who was a firm fan favorite in season four.

Topics: Community, Education, Twitter, Weird

Callum Jones
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