Arts & Culture / Mosaic / January 14, 2010

The TKS editorial board through the years

The staff of The Knox Student was asked to recall memories of their past since the dawn of the new millennium.

Laura — 2000 — Age 13

Favorite music: N’Sync and Eifle 65 “Blue.” My friends and I had a dance to Aqua’s “Barbie Girl.”

Favorite store in the mall: Claire’s for earrings.

Biggest change since then: Cell phones. I didn’t get my first cell phone until I was 16, and it only had 45 minutes and no texting.

Annie — 2007 — Age 18

I graduated, and I was playing guitar and singing for a 70s cover band called “Black Swan Theory.” I also got my first tattoo — it’s the name of a Neil Young song. And then I came to Knox in the Fall.

Evan — 2006 — Age 18

I produced my school’s first full color yearbook in only 3 months. I was the Editor-in-Chief, working 18 hours a day in the basement. The yearbook was okay. We were using Page Maker.

Jenn — 2000 — 6th Grade

I started at a new school and began playing field hockey. I also started assistant teaching basic computer skills to kids. I also started in community theater that year and really began focusing on my art. There were a lot of beginnings that year. I also discovered Nirvana and Shakespeare in Love.

Colin — 2007-8 — Age 18-19

I was working for the Obama campaign in 18 or 19 counties in Illinois, and I lived in Davenport for 3 weeks leading up to the caucus. I was listening to a lot of Boston and Bruce Springsteen. I went and saw back-to-back Springsteen concerts.

Sheena — 2007 — Age 16

That summer I was in China with my school band playing for the Beijing International Youth Music Festival. I played piccolo on the Great Wall, and my band did the wave.

Ben — 2005 — Age 15

I moved to Colorado and started DJing at the local radio station. I was also playing lead guitar in a garage band (well, we practiced in a basement). We never did come up with a name, and we only played one concert, but it was fun anyway. We recorded our songs using an old cassette deck on a karaoke machine. My favorite movie at the time was the Matrix, and I was listening to a lot of Green Day, Nirvana, and Rammstein.

TKS Staff


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