Ah, the 1980s; how we loved thee! Was there anything better than turning on your walkman or making your own mixtape for a party? Or maybe you're more of a history buff, and the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and the election of Ronald Reagan stand out in your mind. Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981, and in 1982 Japan began to sell the first CDs. Even 80s fashion has earned a permanent place in fashion history, influencing style even three decades in the future. The real focal point of the 1980s, though, were the TV, movie, and music stars. From Michael Jackson's chilling "Thriller" to Winona Ryder's captivating acting chops, there was a lot going on in the 80s. Many of the decade's movies have achieved cult classic status, and its songs can be heard everywhere from grocery stores to commercials. Can you remember the 80s biggest superstars?
Joselyn wasn’t too keen on multiple choice in high school. She vividly remembers the first biology exam she passed by only the skin of her teeth, which dragged her overall average down into the embarrassingly low 90s (she doesn’t want to talk about it). After swearing off any high school or university courses that required multiple choice tests, Joselyn managed to get an English degree by sweet-talking her professors into offering only essay-style exams. Needless to say, this did not exactly endear her to her peers. This rocky start smoothed out in time, though, and after tumbling down a black quiz hole one day while putting off job hunting, Joselyn realized her hatred of all things a-b-or-c had faded and she actually enjoyed dreaming up new ideas for questions and dangerously correct-sounding answers. You won’t find her quizzes an easy ride, but Joselyn just wants to make sure you’re really testing your knowledge.
The 1980s were crucial in developing some of the technology we rely on every day. The famous video game Pac-Man was released in 1980. Time Magazine named "The Computer" Man of The Year in 1982, just as it was garnering attention among the public and businesses. In 1983, Motorola introduced the United States' first mobile phones. In the same year, Microsoft released "Word," their processing program that would become a staple on all computers in the years to come. Nintendo released their Game Boy at the end of the decade, and we all know where that led us (hello, Nintendo Switch!). The 80s did more for our modern technology than most of us might think.
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