How Times Have Changed Since MHS’ Construction in 1970

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BY MIKE RYAN

The Mariemont School District was founded on April 14, 1879. The current building has served as the high school for 48 years. When knocked down in June 2019, the school would have withstood 48 years. With the school being almost five-decades-old Warpath decided to take a look at what has changed in the world and trends since 1971.

1971:

President: Richard Nixon

Price of a gallon of gas: $.25 cents

Top-Rated TV Show: “Columbo” (per IMBd)

Super Bowl Champs: Indianapolis Colts

World Series Champs: Pittsburgh Pirates

NCAA Football Champs: Nebraska Cornhuskers

NCAA Basketball Champs: UCLA Bruins

Best Picture: Patton” (per Oscars)

Top rated song: “Joy to the World” – Three Dog Night

(per Billboard top 100) 

Most Popular name: Michael/Jennifer

2019:

President: Donald Trump

Price of a gallon of gas: $2.74

Top-Rated TV Show: Roseanne

Super Bowl Champs: New England Patriots

World Series Champs: Boston Redsox

NCAA Football Champs: Clemson Tigers

NCAA Basketball Champs: Virginia Cavaliers

Best Picture: “The Shape of Water (per Oscars)

Top rated song: “Gods Plan” – Drake

(per Billboard top 100)

Most Popular name: Liam/Emma

1970s

World News:

The Vietnam war dragged on with over 500,000 U.S. troops deployed by 1968. Daniel Ellsberg a military analyst for the U.S. government who began to oppose the war, photocopied a report that was classified to the public, and give it to the New York Times to publish. Ellsberg finished copying the documents in 1969; it resulted in 3,000 pages of information along with 4,000 pages of supporting documents revealing damning secrets the U.S. was withholding from the public. The documents revealed that in 1963, John F. Kennedy’s administration had helped overthrow and assassinate South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and that the U.S. government had been lying about how successful the war effort was.

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(Photo from USA today)

1980s 

World News:

On January 28th, 1986 NASA launched a shuttle named the Challenger, 73 seconds into its flight the ship exploded and killed seven crew members. The failure happened after one of the O-ring seals failed because it wasn’t designed to handle the unusually cold conditions during the takeoff. After the breakup mid-flight, the shuttle landed in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Florida. After the disaster a 32-month hiatus in the space shuttle program took place and the Rogers Commission was created to investigate the accident. They found that NASA’s decision-making process had been a key factor in the crash with the agency violating its own safety rules.

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(Photo from history.org)

1990s

World News:

The 90s was the decade in which sitcoms would rule the television with popular shows like “Friends”, “Seinfeld”, and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. “Seinfeld”, created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David aired 180 episodes over its 9 years of new episodes. “Friends” was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the show lasted 10 years airing 236 episodes over 10 seasons. “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was created by Susan and Andy Borowitz, with 148 episodes spanning 6 seasons. All of these TV shows created during the 90s were known as some of the best shows ever launching the careers of actors like Will Smith, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Alfonso Ribeiro, Matthew LeBlanc, and Jason Alexander.

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(Photo from Vulture.com)

2000s

World News:

January 20th, 2009 Barack Obama was sworn into the White House becoming the first African American president ever in the United States. He defeated John McCain in the 2008 election, he then served a second term beating Mitt Romney to win and continue being our president. During his time as  President Obama cut unemployment from 10% to 4.7%, ended the Iraq war, ordered the capture/killing of Osama Bin Laden, and helped drop the veteran homeless rate by 50%. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people.

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(Photo from Rollingstone.com)

2010s

World News:

On September 11th, 2012 a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya was attacked in an hours-long invasion. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in this invasion. Stevens was known for helping to free Libyans from the tyranny of Moammar Gadhafi when the news of his broke local Libyans mourned his death.

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(Photo from nbcnews.com)