February 19, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day? -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dabbing into the New Year: Trends of 2016

2016 was a year full of trends, memes and gifs. The internet blew up over an array of topics throughout the year, from a kid with white shoes to the death of a gorilla.

At the beginning of the year, the “Damn Daniel” trend was seen all over the internet, when a video of Daniel and his white vans was posted to Twitter. “Out of all the 2016 trends, my favorite would be Damn Daniel. I like vans and the videos were funny and entertaining,”said Alex Wai, sophomore.

The next trend that took over this year was Harambe, the seventeen year old gorilla shot by a Cincinnati Zoo worker after a child fell into the gorilla’s zoo enclosure. To many, the death of the gorilla seemed unjust, and the Internet blew up with memes paying tribute to Harambe.

Over the summer, the Pokémon Go app became a national favorite. It was common to spot a large group of people waving their phones around at famous landmarks, playing the popular game.

Another trend/event over the summer was the 2016 Rio Olympics, where Micheal Phelps took home eight medals. The five girls on the United States Gymnastics Team, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman, won over American hearts and gold medals.

Another pop culture news event during the year was Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery. The reality star was tied up and held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel. This caused  the Kardashian to make a social media absence, with minimal appearances to the public eye.

Around the time of Thanksgiving, the Mannequin Challenge became extremely popular, with many celebrities participating. The challenge was simple, where people would remain frozen to the tune of Rae Sremmund’s song, Black Beatles. Ananya Shetty, sophomore, declared this 2016 trend as her personal favorite. “I like things that challenge me and sitting still is a real challenge for me. I also find Mannequin Challenge videos fun to watch,” said Ananya.

Everyone would agree that the most important event/trend was the 2016 Presidential Election. However, Donald Trump’s antics throughout the year were widely talked about, such as the idea of building a wall and #Nastywoman.

In total, 2016 was a year of trends and memes. It will be interesting to see what pop culture trends 2017 brings us.

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