Wednesday’s links mark the start of the school year with important life lessons and classroom nostalgia.
Fierce Flames: This stunning video shows just how quickly the wildfires in Texas are spreading. (The Daily What)
Remembering: TIME’s Beyond 9/11 project features moving video portraits of 40 men and women impacted by Sept. 11. (TIME)
College Reunion: College graduates from the class of 1988 to the class of 2015 talk about the ups and downs of the university experience. (The Morning News)
Old School: These vintage photos of 1950s-era science classes will put a smile on your face. Oh, the groundbreaking technology! (LIFE)
Seventh-Year Seniors: Think those kids on Gossip Girl look like they’re 30? That’s because they are. See some of film’s oldest “high schoolers.” (Flavorwire)
Origin Story: Watch the world’s first 3-D rendered movie, created in 1972 by the man who would later found Pixar. (Vulture)