Top 10 Trends of 2015

by Julia Blando, Staff Writer

  1. Bob’s Burgers

“Bob’s Burgers is the story of my life,” said Vlad Geiger, sophomore.

In this hit TV show, Bob Belcher runs the restaurant, Bob’s Burgers, with his wife, Linda, and their three children. Bob believes his burgers say it all. Linda supports his crazy ideas, but the restaurant always seems to be going out of business. But no matter what happens, Bob keeps the grill sizzling.

“I think it’s funny, but stupid, at the same time,” said freshman Kate Dreszler.

“I watch it if I’m bored, but I don’t go home and wait for it to come on with popcorn in my hand,” said Vanessa Hettesheimer, junior.

  1. Starbucks

Starbucks is a coffee shop that has been around for years. It is similar to Dunkin Donuts, in terms of drinks, but is nearly twice as expensive. However, people still go there for the “name-brand” coffee and snacks.

“It’s good, but I don’t have the money to be going there every day,” Dreszler said.

  1. Selfie Sticks

“My mom got one for me for Christmas, and it’s still in the package,” Hettesheimer said.

A selfie stick is a pole with which you can attach a phone or camera to the end to get a good quality shot of everyone without having to kick someone out of the memory to take the photo. They can also be used for action shots of yourself or others doing fun activities that would otherwise be difficult to photograph.

“They could be useful…. at times,” Dreszler said.

Ms.Perry, a GRHS teacher, weighed in. “To be honest, I think they’re kinda cool. But not because I think that people should be taking selfies, but if you’re with a bunch of your friends, like I don’t see my friends that often, and I like to take pictures of all of us, as a group. But, it’s hard to get a picture of all of us as a group if you can’t get everybody in. Somebody would always have to be out of the picture, to take it. So, it is an interesting phenomenon,”

  1. Lulu Lemon Leggings

“Why would I spend $100 on a $5 pair of leggings?” Hettesheimer said.

Lululemon leggings and yoga pants have recently been getting a lot of hype.  Teenage girls, especially, are spending mass amounts of money on the same product you can get $80 cheaper at any other store. A single pair of Lululemon pants cost from $88-$118.

“They can do whatever they want, but I think they should just stick to regular leggings,” Dreszler said.

  1. Cartilage Piercing

“I Think I’ve heard and seen students showing eachother their piercings,” Ms. Perry said.

Starting in 2014, cartilage piercings have become increasingly popular among teenagers. In 2012, a couple girls in the freshman class had a cartilage piercing, but now, in 2015, about 3 in 5 female students have one in Glen Rock.

“I think girls are getting them more, since everyone else is getting them,” Dreszler said.

  1. Blue and Black/ White and Gold Dress

This dress completely took over social media for a couple days. All of a sudden, it was impossible to go on any social websites without seeing people, particularly teenagers, voicing their opinions on this dress. Some people thought it was blue and black, others saw white and gold. Later, the company that originally made the dress announced that it was in fact blue and black.

About 60% of Glen Rock High School saw blue and black.

People think they’re way more important than they should be.”

— Kate Dreszler

“My mom saw purple and brown,” Githme Goonatilleke, freshman,  said.

  1. “Finsta”

“They’re fun, if you wanna do it with your friends,” Dreszler said.

“Finstas,” or fake Instagrams, are a new thing among students. A kid may make an account, and then post embarrassing photos of their friends, themselves, funny things, inside jokes, etc. It is mostly for fun and laughs: something to look back on.

“It just takes up time that I don’t have,” Hettesheimer said.

  1. Eyebrows

“I don’t get why girls care so much about their eyebrows,” Geiger said.

In 2012, no one would even think to look at someone’s eyebrows to take their overall beauty into consideration. But now, there are dozens of comments on teenagers Instagram, Facebook, etc. posts, commenting about how nice the person’s eyebrows look. “Eyebrows on point,” “eyebrow game strong,” and “eyebrows on fleek” are some of the more common expressions used today.

“People think they’re way more important than they should be,” Dreszler said.

  1. Chipotle

“I like Chipotle but I think that you should probably not eat it that often. It’s probably unhealthy,” Perry said.

Chipotle has spiked in popularity in 2015. It is a do-it-yourself Mexican grill, known for its large, semi-expensive burritos.

“I like Chipotle, but I think it’s stereotyped as a ‘white girl’ restaurant now, rather than a regular one,” Dreszler said.

  1. The Kylie Jenner Challenge

“I think that that seems a little ridiculous,” Ms. Perry said.

“I personally think it’s stupid,” Dreszler said.

The “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge” goes along with all of the other challenges (Cinnamon challenge, salt and ice challenge) that the internet has created for entertainment. This particular challenge is when a cup or glass is suctioned over the mouth, and kept there as long as possible. When the glass comes off, the lips are extremely swollen, and sometimes bruised or purple.

“I’m surprised I haven’t seen any kids in Glen Rock walking around with bruises around their mouths,” Hettesheimer said.

“It’s so dumb. There is literally no point,” Geiger said.