Only the truly VIP-ish students had the iconic BIC 4-color pen, at least from what we recall. Black, blue, red, and green ink pen cartridges housed in a single body was just nuts back in the ’70s and ’80s, and the pen could just about do it all except help you ace an exam. The multi-tasking pen has just been updated to include an actual mechanical pencil, making it even more versatile. The rarely used green pen has been kicked to the curb and replaced by a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. The plastic nub has also been replaced with a capped eraser for all those mistakes you’ll likely make. The pen comes with 12 lead refills and 5 erasers, and you can also purchase refills of the three colors as a pack. For those who want ink only, there’s also good news. BIC has introduced a 4-Color 50th Anniversary edition with purple ink instead of green. Whatever pen you choose, your biggest challenge will be remembering how to handwrite after spending all your time on your computer and smartphone. Get crackin’.