Saba Bazzi, Wayne State University
In her memoir, the actor gives us an inside look at her baffling experience as a child star while enduring a complicated relationship with her mom.
Kwami Maranga, Binghamton University
Although the show had its shortcomings, Nickelodeon’s treatment of the sequel series contributed to its low ratings.
Natalie Gabor, Indiana University-Bloomington
Despite the criticism lobbed at her intelligence, Dorothy Ann Hudson is an underrated icon who wasn’t afraid to be herself.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
The story of how ‘Castaways,’ a bossa nova-inspired song from a children’s show, became a chart-topping hit.
Jackie Sizing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Even as those on the social media platform pokes fun, the trend has reminded all those 2000s kids of some of their old favorites.
Karunya Bhramasandra, Stanford University
This Desi children’s show is making waves for how America perceives South Asia — and how South Asians perceive themselves.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
Whether it’s autism or addiction, the long-running kids show continues to engage with pressing matters in our current social and political climate.
Caleb Clark, Hillsdale College
The children’s cartoon takes a very nuanced look at unhealthy connections.
Natalie Hoover, Point Loma Nazarene University
These modern cartoons and their morals aren’t just for kids.
Megan Batt, SUNY Cortland
For ’90s kids, these old shows will never be truly over.
Carla Aravena, University of Massachusetts at Boston and Guest Contributor
There might still be hope for your younger siblings.
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