LIFE IN THE 2010s
Top SJHS Memories from the 10s
- Chargers visit twinning school in Africa (St. Joseph, Ethiopia)
- Visit from Reed Timmer from Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers
- Cardinal George says Mass for the Chargers
- Women's Lock-In
- Talent shows
- Powder Puff games
- Soccer takes second in state (2014)
- Boys basketball state championship (2015)
- Girls basketball's first trip downstate (2016)
- Blackhawks visit after St. Joe's
- Olympic Days
- Coach Ping's 1000th win
- Walk-out for Parkland victims
- Masses at Divine Providence
- Plays: Voices, All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarden, Twilight, From Up Here, 12 Angry Jurors, North Woods Nonsense, Arsenic and Old Lace, Wizard of Oz, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Bully Plays, Psych, Jesus Christ Superstar.
"Something I recall about growing up in the 2010s is the emergence of social media. At the beginning of the decade, Facebook was the platform everyone used the most, then Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Now they are all used.
One of my favorite memories of St. Joe's was being a part of the first coed Kairos senior retreat. I think everyone was apprehensive about doing a coed trip because we were not used to the idea and we all thought we were not mature enough. Having the opportunity to get to know my classmates in a more serious setting was beneficial because I learned things about them that I never knew. It also gave me the opportunity to learn more about the staff."
- Abena Frimpong Class of ‘16
"I transferred to St. Joes my sophomore year and it was honestly the best memories I have. Thinking back of being back in those halls, I remember all the school spirit everyone had. During Spirit week and just everyone dressed up and having a good time makes me want to re-live it all. My best memory from Joes was being chosen my junior year of high school to go on Kairos with the senior class in order to be a leader for my class. I have so many memories with all those lovely ladies and although we have all moved on from STJHS, Kairos still lives with me. I live by one of those acronyms; The best is yet to come. Thank you Saint Joseph High School for giving me memories that I will always cherish."
- Bianca Jimenez, Class of '13
Top Songs of the Decade
2010, Ke$ha, TiK ToK
2011, Adele, Rolling in the Deep
2012, Gotye feat. Kimbra, Somebody That I Used To Know
2013, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, Thrift Shop
2014, Pharrell Williams, Happy
2015, Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk!
2016, Justin Bieber, Love Yourself
2017, Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
2018, Drake, God's Plan
2019 (so far), Slipknot, Unsainted
Top Grossing Movies of the Decade
2010, Toy Story 3
2011, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
2012, Marvel's The Avengers
2013, The Hunger Games Catching Fire
2014, American Sniper
2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2017, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2018, Black Panther
2019 (so far), Avengers Endgame
"I remember how technology and social media really evolved. When I was a freshman cellphones and even Facebook were very young. The phones still flipped and, for the most part, there weren’t nearly as many social media platforms available.
At school, I have many memories but I’d definitely say being part of the wrestling team are among my greatest memories. Qualifying for sectionals junior year is still something I’m proud of. The best thing about wrestling is I got really close with some of the guys on the team and they became some of my best friends."
- Max Gonzalez, Class of ‘13
"Growing up in the 2010s, I remember all the changes in technology and social media. As a child, our technology exposure was mainly from the occasional computer game or video game and everyone wished they had a flip phone. In high school, we were a part of the growing smart phone, Facebook, and Twitter trends.
The best memory I have of high school is the family atmosphere I felt when I walked in the doors every day. I was able to continue friendships from grade school and gain new friends throughout my four years at St. Joe's. I also really appreciated how my teachers always pushed me to be my best, both in and out of the classroom. The relationships I built with my teachers are still memories I talk about today. A few memories with my teachers that stick out to me are: doing my algebra homework on carbon paper for Mr. Q; Mr. Gorka's out of the box assignments; playing volleyball for Coach Carr (Ieremia); and learning about past and current events with Mr. Z's "On This Day"."
- Ashley Grengs Class of ‘12
"Growing up in the 2010s for me was always rushing out the door to play outside with my friends. I think our childhood was far more productive due to the lack of cellphones and tablets. Kids were able to just be kids and let their imaginations run free.
I think what I will forever cherish about St. Joe’s is its great sense of family. I remember my senior class was the closest a class could ever get. For the most part, there were no specific “groups.” Everyone got along as friends and I think that’s what made going to school far more exciting. Going to state in soccer, basketball, and track was also quite the experience as well!"
- Sasha Perez Class of ‘15
"I remember Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram were becoming popular. I remember hearing and talking about the Boston Marathon bombing and the Sandy Hook School shooting at school and having conversations with multiple teachers about the events. I vividly remember watching the 2012 Olympics as well and witnessing history being made. Family meals often happened in front of the TV where we could watch sports, gameshows, or TV series together.
Some of my favorite memories at St. Joe's include our runs downstate for both our soccer and basketball teams, being a part of the first girls’ soccer team to win a regional championship my junior year, the amazing pep rallies put on throughout the years (students vs faculty basketball games were always fun!), and of course the "On This Day" in Mr. Z's class. My classmates, teammates, teachers, and the staff really made my time at Joe's special and times I will never forget."
- Gabrielle Foster, Class of ‘15