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Breanne Oandasan

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May 14, 2019
Fortnite dances such as flossing have lost their popularity as 2019 arrives.

Fortnite dances such as flossing have lost their popularity as 2019 arrives.

First came ‘the whip’, then ‘the dab’, next ‘hit the folks’, and lastly ‘the shoot dance’. Although these hot dance moves had time to shine, there are many trends of 2018 that should stay in last year. Since Fortnite became a popular game earlier in the year, dances such as ‘the floss’ went viral as well. Senior Griffin Forti explained, “Any Fortnite dance is ‘cringey’. I just think of middle schoolers doing the dances.” Although many of those dances were deemed cringeworthy, many dance trends were fun. When asked what 2018 trends she participated in, Jazmin Aguilar, a Sophomore, admitted, “The ‘In My Feelings’ challenge looked really cool, so I made a video with my friends, and it was fun!”

Besides dance trends, there were other social media movements in 2018 that many agreed to leave behind. For example, Aguilar did not appreciate the ‘yodel-kid’. She did not understand why Mason Ramsey, the ‘yodel-kid’ went viral. She expressed her distaste, “He was yodeling in a Walmart. I don’t understand why it was such a big deal other than the fact that he could sing pretty well.” There are many reasons why certain people or jokes become viral, but not all of them are well-liked.

Every month new memes go viral. Some key 2018 memes included Infinity War crossovers, Thank U, Next, and ‘moth loving lamp’. The moth memes exaggerated the seemingly obsessive and unconditional love that moths have for light. Torri Fedderly, a Junior, explained, “My least favorite meme was the moth memes. They weren’t funny to me and honestly did not make sense at all.”

Moth memes were one of the many random yet funny jokes to go viral.

Everyone needs some comedic relief or at the very least a break when faced with the pressures of a stressful environment. So many 2018 trends centered around the dark and controversial times of the year. When asked what recurring theme was evident, Forti replied, “Usually everything either referenced or revolved around the Presidency.” With the elections and recent government events this past year, it is safe to say that the majority of the country was stressed to a certain extent. This mood was probably why Ajeet Bir noticed, “2018 trends seem to mostly fall into two categories: dancing or oddly satisfying videos because… it caters to many who live in high-stress environments.” Satisfying videos such as slime, soap cutting, and paint mixing have grown in popularity over the last year. Whether these continue or not is all up to the people and when they deem a trend as ‘dead’.

Oddly Satisfying videos took the lead in popularity in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are rarely any memes or challenges that remain relevant for more than a month or two. Some trends even die within a week. When asked about the reason behind trends’ lifespans, Fedderly explained, “There’s always a new thing coming. It’s kind of like on to the next; we’re over this now.” Bir agreed by saying, “Due to our instant gratification, it soon loses its excitement, and we move onto the next trend.” Most of the time, a better trend comes around and leaves the old behind. And for less fortunate trends like Fortnite dances and slime videos, there are trends that should just be left in 2018.

 

 

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Bree Oandasan, Writer

I am a current Xavier senior, Varsity Cheer Captain, and President of Gonzaga house. I am also involved in The Vatican club. I enjoy art, fashion, furry...

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