By Santina Ristaino, Viviana Arreola, and Alberto Colin
In 2005, Nickelodeon aired a television series called Zoey 101, created by Dan Schneider. The show focuses on the lives of teenagers, Zoey Brooks and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), which is a fictional boarding school in Southern California.
In the beginning of the series, Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears) and her younger brother Dustin (Paul Butcher) arrive at PCA, a school that recently went co-ed. Zoey meets her first friend, Chase Matthews. She then meets her roommates Dana Cruz and Nicole Bristow. She also becomes friends with Quinn Pensky, Michael Barret, and Logan Reese.
In seasons two and three, Dana has been accepted to a new boarding school and Nicole transferred to a different school. This causes Zoey to get a new roommate. The show welcomed Lola Martinez as a new cast member. Later after Chase Matthews leaves PCA, Michael and Logan now must get a new roommate. In season 4, James Garrett was the newest cast mate.
There were a total of four seasons throughout the three year run time, with the series ending in 2008. Today, many of the series’ actors working on a variety of new projects, but we will always remember this group of teenagers going to the coolest school.