Happy Homecoming QU! Here’s What Campus Looked Like 26 Years Ago!
Welcome back to Quincy, all you Quincy University graduates who have made the pilgrimage to the Gem City for the annual QU Homecoming festivities! Hey, by any chance were any of you students here around 1991-ish? Don't raise your hands, this is the internet, I can't see you, so you'll just look like a weirdo if you're sitting at Starbucks bogarting their WiFi. Just... silently agree that you were. No sense in making your fellow Pumpkin Spice Latte sippers uncomfortable. Anyway, since you were a student here at that time, you may remember seeing this video:
Ahhhhhh 1991. Twas a simpler time. We had no idea that soon our Pepsis would be Crystal, our Saved By The Bells would be Kelly & Jesse-less, and that our Hearts would be Achy Breaky. Ellen Cleghorne, Siobhan Fallon and Robert Smigel. Grunge was all the rage with albums from Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Silence of the Lambs became the third and so far final film to win the Big Five Oscars (#CoolAsIceGotRobbed! start tweeting it). The list literally goes on and on till the break of dawn.
And now, here we are in 2017. My how things have changed in the past 27 years. You're all old now. Like... super old. Like... watching Matlock and/or Murder She Wrote old. That's you now. Like, you're still trying to wrap your head around the fact that the Olsen Twins aren't acting anymore, but their younger sister Elizabeth is absolutely crushing it at the box office. That's how old you are. And for the last time, not everyone on TV is Mark Harmon from NCIS. Unless you're watching the 1987 cinema classic Summer School. That actually is Mark Harmon.
Anyway, that video up there surfaced a few years back when QU released a newer video tour of the campus. It's interesting to see the flashback to student and campus life in 1991. When libraries were still running on card catalogs and computers where in a lab where nerds were. Stupid nerds. LET'S GET THOSE NERDS! WE'LL GIVE 'EM ALL WEDGIES!
Fun fact, which was relayed to me by a QU grad class of 2007, that video was put together in part by Cory McCloskey. If the name Cory McCloskey is ringing a bell, it's because he's former WGEM weatherman Cory McCloskey, who is now down in Phoenix, AZ with FOX-10.
Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane with me. I was in 1st grade and living in Upper Michigan when that video was made, so I had no idea that Quincy even existed at that point in my life. Weird how things converge like this. Anyway, enjoy your nostalgia trip this weekend, and go Hawks!