November 19, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 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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