Amanda Hemende and Cameron Willis – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With so many major news events happening in the world, it’s hard not to compare them to ones in the past. This poses the question, if you could go back to any time or events, what would it be? Many Mustangs have different ideas of their perfect time period, from the creation of NASA to the nineties.
AP World History and Human Geography teacher Kathleen Soles stated that she would like to be able to participate in the women’s suffrage movement,
“I think it would be really interesting to help women fight for their rights,” she said.
Sophomore Anna Stock agreed, “I feel that it would be an exciting to meet women like Susan B. Anthony, who dedicated her life to helping other women.”
On the other hand, many people want to go back in history to explore different eras of fashion and culture, such as early childhood education teacher and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) adviser Elaine Bowling, who stated, “I would like to go back to the Great Gatsby era in the twenties, and experience the swing music and flapper fashion, as well as the idea of everything in excess.”
Many students agree, like seniors Morgan Cummins and Gia Ciccone, and sophomores Kara Smith, Toni Gulbrandsen, and Regan Brahler.
Many people wanted to visit the latter part of the 20th century, such as sophomores Ashley Phaneuf and Chase Yniguez who want to visit the ’90s for the fashion and for the parties respectively.
The ’70s and ’80s are also popular times to visit, as hippie culture and big hair began to emerge.
Spanish teacher Clara Westerburger stated, “The late ’80s was a fun era for fashion, parties, and music.” Freshman Gianna Hagopian and senior Kendall Wilson think likewise.
Many people want to be able to help with the inventions of things that have influenced the modern day, such as math teacher Cindy Lancaster, who would help with the invention of the bicycle. Sophomore Avery Goelz wished she were around for the harnessing of electricity, while anatomy and physiology teacher Faust Delazzer would help NASA put the first man on the moon.
Some teachers disagree with the whole concept entirely, like math teacher Meghan Sugalski and Spanish teacher Valerie Finnegan, who are perfectly content in the twenty-first century. “I like where we are now, I wouldn’t want to go back to a time where women didn’t have the rights they do now.”