Unveiling Shenandoah University's 1993 Time Capsule

Students at Shenandoah University in Virginia experienced a journey back in time with the unveiling of a time capsule left by former students in 1993. The time capsule, concealed beneath a plaque instructing the students of 2018 to open it, was recorded being opened by the university. Upon opening the time capsule, it became evident how much had changed over the past 25 years.
The Shenandoah University time capsule.

Inside were cassette tapes, bookmarks, comic books, a yearbook, a newspaper, and various photographs. One notable discovery was a Beatles record from the 1960s, chosen by the 1993 students to represent their era. Additionally, there was a playlist from the university's radio station featuring hits like “Twist And Shout” by The Beatles, “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Janie’s Got A Gun” by Aerosmith, and “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen.
The time capsule also contained a list of popular TV shows from the era, including Baywatch, Saved By The Bell, and The Wonder Years. Other items found included a pack of condoms with an expiration date of 1997, rave pacifiers, a Shenandoah University parking permit, a stone hippo ornament, a student ID, and a small toy dinosaur as a nod to the release of Jurassic Park. Amidst the nostalgic memorabilia were photos of the students and notes in which they predicted their lives in 2018. Predictions ranged from being married with children to pursuing careers in the performing arts or traveling the world and visiting opera houses. The outcome of these predictions remains unknown.
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