Personal Review: The Top Trends of 2017

Gillian Graver, Staff Reporter

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I don’t know if it’s just me, but 2017 was a crazy year! It was filled with many rises in fashion, games, and toys. I think a lot of people are glad 2017 is over and are ready for the new year, like I am. However, let’s look back on some of the trends of 2017.

First of all, we have Fidget Spinners. I know, I know, they have become such a meme now. They were big in the beginning of 2017. Although they were invented sometime in 1993, they became very popular last year.

They were originally created by a chemical engineer in training, Catherine Hettinger, in 1993. They toy was originally used to help children or adults with ADHD cope with their fidgeting. You can check out more of the history at naturalbeachliving.com.

Okay, second of all, we have challenges! I think you guys would know the two big ones that rose that year. These challenges are the “Andy’s Coming” challenge and the “Floor is Lava” challenge.

Andy’s Coming was based off of the movie series of Toy story. I feel like it was a public stunt just to shock one specific person or a whole group of unsuspecting people. How it works is one person yells “Andy’s coming!” and everyone drops to the floor, limply. Just like the toys from Toy Story, they go ‘stuffed’.

 

The Floor is Lava challenge is basically what it sounds like. Someone says “The Floor is Lava” and a group of people or one specific person have to get off the ground within 5 seconds, no matter where they are.

Then we have memes arise. Lots and lots of memes. For example, we have the meme of Pennywise dancing and we have the “Cash Me Outside,” meme. Memes are still pretty big this year as well.

Also, we have the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino. This so brightly colored drink was eyed down by many Starbucks lovers. It was only out for a limited time but there were a lot of mixed reviews about it. I haven’t been able to try myself, so I don’t know how it tastes. I do know it has 410 total calories and 59 grams of sugar based off what I saw on the Starbucks official website! That’s really sweet!

Lastly, we have dabbing. It surfaced in 2016 but then really became an internet craze in 2017. My parents honestly found it annoying since my brother was doing it so much, and I also saw a lot of kids do it at school. I didn’t know why they were doing it, but I just let them be themselves and didn’t say anything.

These were only some of the trends in 2017, but I hope I made a good recap of some of the big ones! Do you guys remember any more that I might have missed? Well, just remember, it’s the new year and many new trends are up to come!

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15 Responses to “Personal Review: The Top Trends of 2017”

  1. Darian Lester on February 1st, 2018 10:06 am

    I love memes! I am a living breathing meme and you know this. All the pictures Nate have of me are meme worthy. I myself meme. *Wiggles eyebrows*

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    Camille Jackson Reply:

    That’s very true

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  2. Hope Carl on February 1st, 2018 10:07 am

    This was a great article! I liked how you described the dates of each trend back when it was first done or made.

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  3. Arianna Baldwin on February 1st, 2018 10:10 am

    This was really well written and has lots of info good job.

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  4. Camille Jackson on February 1st, 2018 10:17 am

    I love how you arranged the paragraphs in this! Personally I didn’t follow the trends of 2017 so this is a very interesting article. 🙂

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  5. Sarah Jorge on February 1st, 2018 11:01 am

    I love how i you arranged this article and I love how i learned a couple of things.

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  6. Yvea Minor-Smith on February 1st, 2018 11:05 am

    I liked how you gave facts on every trend, because I did not know a lot about the fidget spinner in the past.

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  7. Reese Christenson on February 1st, 2018 12:48 pm

    good writing

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  8. David Staton on February 1st, 2018 12:50 pm

    Very good story. Love all the description on the trends

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  9. Carina Ethier on February 1st, 2018 12:57 pm

    Oh my gosh this is so 2017, you nailed this column and did a great job. I love memes and this column. It really made me feel like this was so relate-able. I really like this! Good Job!

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  10. Jordyn Pollard on February 1st, 2018 12:57 pm

    This is a great article.

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  11. Kristen Howard on February 1st, 2018 1:02 pm

    great story, love the details

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  12. Mona Casas on February 1st, 2018 1:11 pm

    this just took me through a mental ride of 2017 and i enjoyed it , it was also well written.

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  13. faith smith on February 1st, 2018 2:16 pm

    I love the part about the memes.

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  14. Isabella Hunter on February 5th, 2018 8:16 am

    This article is very well put together. It has a lot of good facts and description.

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