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Keep it in 2015

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Junior Travor Brown sports a man bun.

Junior Travor Brown sports a man bun.

Stone Freeman

Stone Freeman

Junior Travor Brown sports a man bun.

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The trends and fashions in 2015 are vast and wide. It’s hip nowadays to do the most bizarre things. It’s time to point out the obscurities of this generation, and leave it where it’s meant to be. In the past.

One example of this is the Kylie Jenner lip challenge. People of all ages rushed to suck on a bottle until their lips became puffed up and raw, making them resemble those of Jenner’s after she had cosmetic surgery on her lips. Although Jenner paid thousands, and it looked fine on her, the hazardous way people attempted to be like her, was and is not okay. Let’s ditch the voluptuous, inflamed lips, and keep them in 2015.

“The Kylie Jenner lip challenge was a waste of time and just dumb. Some girls busted their lips because of it and caused tons of damage to their lips,” senior Brielle Kraus said.

It’s not surprising that proposal videos and pictures of the same sort sprang up in 2015. Let’s be honest, seeing them made people feel bad about why it wasn’t them, and it made everyone question the integrity of the person they love. Everyone wanted one, and for those of us who wasn’t able to snag a proposal of any kind kept a secret jealousy. Speaking truthfully, it shows us a fake sense of love. It was impossible to measure up to everyone’s proposals, and not only that, but it sort of put their asking on a pedestal, that are just not achievable by normal standards. It was almost as if the proposal was bigger than the occasion itself, making a loner feel bad about oneself, and that’s not okay.

“I like that there’s planning, but I think there’s so much pressure to come up with something fantastic and creative, that it’s almost like the planning is more important than the event. The asking has to be so elaborate that it overshadows the event,” physical education teacher Mary Fowler said.

If you’ve been around a couple or a couple of best friends, then surely you’ve heard them calling each other BAE. If you tried going with the flow, bet you thought someone was shortening the word babe or baby, so it was thought that they were just too lazy to say the actual word. However, that’s not the case, it is actually an acronym for “before anything else”. Although, the dictionary states that BAE is a Danish word for poop. Which made lovers call each other poop, so it was extremely comedic to hear at first. After time, however, the chuckles you’d keep to yourself even got old due to how many times you’d hear BAE in a day. BAE has worn it’s welcome in our society, and it needs to stay in non-existence for this incoming year.

“BAE was over used, in a short amount of time, and people use it for the most ridiculous things. It sounds weird too,” junior Emma Lollis said.

Let’s not forget those “glorious” man buns that are littered on top of every male’s head these days. Its not certain if this madness all started when Brock O’ Hurn became famous for it, and the guys wanted to model their hair after his, but none the less, its not flattering in the slightest. When the word bun comes to mind, a picture of a female’s lazy day, or perhaps a ballerina’s hair-do comes to our imagination, but my mind just can’t wrap around the fact that men literally believe man buns are “in.” Let’s just agree that feminine men styles should stay in 2015.

“Man buns could be cool, if you want to wear them, but I personally do not think they are the most attractive thing in the world to wear,” junior Jordan Trexlar said.

How about that whip and nae nae? How the dance “Watch Me” is as popular as it is, we’ll never know. The beat was kind of catchy at first,  but what in the world are those dance moves? If this dance was brought to light in another decade, it would be thought to be odd. Honestly, the dance re-symbols a toddler trying to dance for the first time. It’s even worse than the “Hotline Bling” dance. Come on, who actually thinks this dance is cool, and isn’t just following the trend? Perhaps, this trend should cease to exist.

“I feel like the whip and nae nae is over used because everyone does it, it’s played on every radio station, and it was okay because people had their own dance moves for it, and now everyone has a weird dance to it, and it ruined the song,” junior Lena Shiplet said.

This last trend is ridiculous because the “secret meaning” of it. Netflix and chill. Come on, guys. This generation seriously needs to stop sexualizing  everything. Watching Netflix was so innocent when it started. It’s awesome to watch your favorite movies and shows on replay. It doesn’t have to mean anything disgusting. However, since it does, we should all let it die down. We don’t want one of our fellow Broken Arrow students to sue Netflix for a pregnancy due to their “Netflix and chill” session like a mother did in Chicago. Keep that stuff over there, we don’t need that here.

“It’s too bad that they made something decent, into something indecent, something that could be a fun activity, was made into something perverted,” senior English teacher Jennifer Johnson said.

Students seem to agree with this sentiment.

“I want to literally watch Netflix and literally just chill. That’s all I want,” senior Percy Totten said.

This year has definitely produced some pretty awful trends. 2015 can be described as the year of the terrible. It may be a bit dramatic, but these “hip” things, just aren’t ethical, and they need to stay far away from this year. Let’s let 2016 be the year of great decisions. Let our goals and achievements be the next trending topic, leave out all that negative, useless stuff, and gear up for the new year, with new and better trends and activities.

 

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