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Twenty Years

On March 23, 2016, The Schumin Web celebrated its twentieth anniversary.  When I first started the site, I was 14 years old and a freshman in high school.  At that time, the site was hosted through America Online, and I used an HTML editor called NaviPress to create the pages.  Now I’m 34, the site is hosted through DreamHost, and I use WordPress to maintain the site.

But running a website for two decades is not just about technical specifications.  You can have the best hosting setup in the world, and the best content engine possible, but if you don’t have engaging content, you should just as soon go home.  Over twenty years, I’ve produced quite a bit of content.  It’s come in through the main page, and it’s also made its way in through the Journal, College Life, Life and Times, and Photography.  And for the past twenty years, we’ve all shared in the memories together.

So for The Schumin Web‘s twentieth anniversary, I thought I’d revisit some of those moments that we’ve shared together with a montage of classic Schumin Web material from the last two decades.  The montage is set to a song from the Today’s Special episode “Our Story Part 1” where everyone sang about their own memories (download and listen here) on the occasion of the store’s closing down.  I reworked the lyrics a little bit to fit the different context, setting the stage to explore our shared memories.

And I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for another twenty years.


We all have the memories of those magical moments that we’ve shared with love…

Chicago, December 28, 2007  Chicago, December 30, 2007

Remember the protests…

Anti-war protest, September 24, 2005  Forward on Climate, February 17, 2013

World Bank demonstration, April 26, 2009  March for America, March 21, 2010

They played a funny clown!

March on Crystal City, March 21, 2009  NSM Counter-Protest, April 19, 2008

And remember those costumes…

Stewart-Colbert Rally, October 30, 2010  October Rebellion, October 20, 2007  Dupont Circle, October 30, 2010

Potomac Hall, October 28, 2000  Potomac Hall, October 31, 2002

Or when the train broke down!

Metro train fire, May 14, 2013

Metro train fire, May 14, 2013

Good times that we’ll never forget…

Wheelock factory, October 24, 2013  Wheelock factory, October 24, 2013

The kayaking trip when Ben got wet!

Kayaking trip, August 18, 2013

Kayaking trip, August 18, 2013  Kayaking trip, August 18, 2013

Kayaking trip, August 18, 2013

When pillows went flying…

Dupont Circle pillow fight, April 2, 2011

Dupont Circle pillow fight, April 2, 2011

Or a girl played a tune…

Will Play For Tuition, July 10, 2009  Will Play For Tuition, July 10, 2009

And Metro went riding…

Silver Line opening, July 26, 2014

Silver Line opening, July 26, 2014  Silver Line opening, July 26, 2014

Silver Line opening, July 26, 2014

And a fun afternoon!

Natural Bridge, September 20, 2012  Natural Bridge, September 20, 2012

Natural Bridge, September 20, 2012  Natural Bridge, September 20, 2012  Natural Bridge, September 20, 2012

Then there was Evan’s movie…

Evan Almighty Ark, June 24, 2006  Evan Almighty Ark, June 24, 2006

Very groovy!

Downtown Waynesboro, Virginia, dressed for a scene in Evan Almighty, April 27, 2006  Downtown Waynesboro, Virginia, dressed for a scene in Evan Almighty, April 27, 2006

A train café, where we could snack…

National Train Day, May 7, 2011  National Train Day, May 9, 2009

En route to Chicago, July 19, 2010  Acela Express ride, July 15, 2011

And we did lots of dancing…

Schumin-Lysy Wedding, January 16, 2010  Schumin-Lysy Wedding, January 16, 2010

Singing, acting…

Karaoke at El Golfo, August 24, 2015  Carpet cleaning in Pittsburgh, October 18, 2003

All those good times…

Outer Banks, June 29, 2014  Outer Banks, June 28, 2014

Make us happy to look back!

Service trip in Pittsburgh, October 16, 2003  Breezewood, Pennsylvania, October 19, 2003

Why?

Pink flamingoes, March 18, 2004

‘Cause we’ll all have the memories of…

Pink flamingoes, March 18, 2004

Those magical moments that are filled with love!

Visiting the store from Today's Special, August 9, 1999  Visiting the store from Today's Special, August 9, 1999

Matching Schumin Web shirts, August 9, 1999  Visiting the store from Today's Special, August 9, 1999

Big Mavica’s first day…

Unboxing and trying out Big Mavica, November 11, 2002  Unboxing and trying out Big Mavica, November 11, 2002

Unboxing and trying out Big Mavica, November 11, 2002  Unboxing and trying out Big Mavica, November 11, 2002

Games we nearly won…

Volleyball, July 9, 2008  UREC softball, April 19, 2001

Those magical moments…

Books A Million, August 11, 2007  Pentagon Row, December 4, 2007

National Mall at night, September 28, 2013

When our day is done!

High Rock, October 22, 2015

Mill Mountain Park, March 14, 2003  Roanoke Star, April 22, 2007

Roanoke, April 22, 2007

We’ve had fun, everyone…

On the Orange Line, August 1, 2006  An afternoon out, February 27, 2002

We’ve had good times…

Tubing, June 2, 2013  Tubing, June 2, 2013

Laugh when we could times…

Operation Sea Arrrgh, June 14, 2008  Operation Sea Arrrgh, June 14, 2008

Fun…

Camera enclosure testing, June 26, 2014

Fun…

Consulta, January 27, 2008

Fun!

Old Orchard, July 27, 2013

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