April 18, 2014: Campus Activities Board hosts 90s-themed #ThrowbackThursday. Video by Nicole Bleier.


Editor's note: This is an archive story that was originally published on April 18, 2014.

While UCF prepares you for your future, Campus Activities Board gives you a glimpse into the past.

Outside the Student Union on Thursday, CAB held a "Throwback Thursday" nostalgia event from noon to 2 p.m to give students a chance to relive some childhood experiences.

On the patio stage, Knightcast, UCF's student-run Internet radio, played 90s music for participants and passers-by. Some of the music selections included:

  • "Everybody Dance Now" by C+C Music Factory
  • "Blue" by Eiffel 65
  • "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega
  • Missy Elliot's "Work It."

Some of the activities that were offered to 90s-nostalgic students included:

  • 90s trivia wheel
  • Board games (Candy Land, Connect Four, Trouble, etc.)
  • Four square
  • Tie-dye station

Participants were able to spin a wheel that would determine the type of questions asked for the trivia activity, which included a reward for correct answers: Welch's fruit snacks.

"Well, there's a lot of categories, so there's theme songs, TV shows, things like that, so with a theme song, we'll ask a lyric from the song and then you have to kind of guess what show it's from," said Brianna Ray, an undeclared freshman who volunteered for CAB's special events committee. "So, an easy one would be, 'Who lived in a pineapple under the sea?' and obviously it would be Spongebob Squarepants."

The first 50 attendees who presented a UCF ID were given free T-shirts to use for tie-dying, but others were encouraged to bring their own shirts. CAB provided bottles of dye, gloves, rubber bands and sandwich bags to bring the shirts home in to dry.

"I'm going to try to do a tie-dye," said Xiomara Valle Del Rio, an education junior. "I'm not the best so, we'll see how it comes out."

Shakala Peterson, an athletic training freshman and CAB special events committee member, said most college students were born in the 90s, so the event brings back memories for participants. She also time traveled herself.

"Everybody likes playing four square," Peterson said. "Me and my committee members were out there playing four-square. It's just bringing back fun memories."

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