Trends of 2016

Lani Nallira, Writer

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Hey Spartans, I’m pretty sure you have noticed the new trends all over social media. ranging from The Mannequin Challenge to Bottle flipping. Everyone has been getting into them- you, me, our school, even Mrs. Obama.

Well, some ask what are these trends and why do we do them. I know my mom does this every time I show her a new video. It seems like the older generation just does not get it now a days and I’m sure they had trends like these when they were younger. Anyways, “Lets get down to business. To defeat the Hun.”  Just kidding, but seriously here are the trends…

One of the most recent trends is the Mannequin Challenge. It is where a group of people stand still- like a mannequin- in poses to the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane.  This challenge has shown up all over social media from the students of Rio Mesa High to Blac Chyna in her deliver room and even the first lady.

Another challenge is the “juju on the beat” dance.  Many have gotten this dance down, I know I have. The dance goes to the lyrics of the song. Here is an example and I challenge you to learn it next.

Ok now on to some more. These next trends are apps. “Snapchat” and “Pokémon Go” have been the craze. Even though Snapchat has been around since before this year, now it has blown up everywhere. Almost everyone has a Snapchat and everyone is using the filters like the dog and flower crown ones. Pokémon Go became popular this summer and kind of died down as we started to comeback to school, but there are still loyal fans that play. It got so crazy that public places had to put up signs that forbid the playing of the popular app around that area.

Last but not least is the annoyingly loud Bottle flipping. This trend has been played all the time- in classrooms, at parks, homes, etc.;_ylt=A2KIo9YczTNYrgYAkS00nIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByZ2N0cmxpBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMg–?p=bottle+flip&vid=480396f80109af8121b5a667d6139f19&

There are many more trends from this year like of course Yiking, The Running Man Challenge, and Andy’s Coming- in which RMHS did in the quad. These are only some of the trends from 2k16 and this year is not over yet so who knows, maybe there are more to come.

*Don’t worry I’m not going to link a yiking video, you guys get the point. But here are some links to the others…;_ylt=A2KIo9TG0TNYUwIAi9s0nIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTBycTlydWI1BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDOA–?p=running+man+challenge+celebrities&vid=90ca09aab936895586d057b838620b87&;_ylt=A2KIo9iL0jNYgjYAC7k0nIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByZWc0dGJtBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMQ–?p=saying+andy%27s+coming+challenge&vid=a9999ea1531f30fa94be831665c87864&

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Trends of 2016