The Worst of 2017

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Seniors Leia Betancourt and Jacquline Carr showing off their fidget spinners

Seniors Leia Betancourt and Jacquline Carr showing off their fidget spinners

Danielle Swanson

Danielle Swanson

Seniors Leia Betancourt and Jacquline Carr showing off their fidget spinners

Joy Joukhadar and Danielle Swanson

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2017, by far, has been a strange and unusual time. From having pom-poms on everything, to kids carrying fidget spinners everywhere, this year has been an unforgettable time full of unforgettable trends. Perhaps you’ve seen the latest fads on your Instagram explore page, or maybe you’ve seen them scrolling through Twitter. Regardless of where they appear, there are some trends that we all agree have been so popular, we are officially sick of seeing them. Staff writers Danielle Swanson ’18 and Joy Joukhadar ’19 give their take on 2017’s most notorious crazes.

 

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This makeup artist showing off her wavy brows

Crazy Brows: From wavy to feathered to colored, brows this year came in all shapes and sizes. Although the over-the-top trend gained steam in the make-up artist community, it failed to make it into the mainstream. This unnecessary eyebrow trend polluted our Instagram feeds and the video tutorials tortured us.

 

Dressing like You’re From the 90s in 2017: Lets be real: Everyone wants to look like Rachel Green from Friends. I mean, everything from her skirts to crew neck crop tops are stylish but, it seems like everyone dresses like a character from a 90’s sitcom. Where are the goths?! Where did scene kids go?! What happened to people who only wear Supreme–well, they have’t completely left, but still! Where has our originality as a society gone?!! We’ve turned into Rachel Green’s minions, wearing what she would and spreading her sense of style instead of our own.

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“Internet Celebrity” Jacob
Sartorius being as cringey as usual.

Wannabe Viners:  Jacob Sartorious took over the world with overly auto-toned songs, Lele Pons makes “hilarious” videos that are medicore at best, and Jake Paul is a public menace who’s corrupting today’s youth with messages like “dab on them haters.” It doesn’t make sense that people like them have incomes larger than the economies of a third-world country. SNL-host to-be, Molly Renze ’18, advises these people:” Keep entertainment to the professionals.”

 

Everything is Political: Everything from coffee machines to the stores you shop at can be viewed as a political message now. Honestly, when one thinks what type of Starbucks cup they buy, they shouldn’t have to worry about which side of the spectrum they’re supporting. Instead, they should just buy the cup and drink their mocha frappe happily, not considering the political implications they may possibly spread by a cardboard cup.

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Jacqueline Car modeling her millennial pink look at a football game

Everything Coming in Millenial Pink or Rose Gold: You’ve seen this trend everywhere–from the shelves of Target to our screens on Tumblr. Clothes, accessories, room decor, desk materials-ALL IN THIS VERY SPECIFIC AESTHETIC! It’s unescapable! It’s gotten to the point where one can stroll into Urban Outfitters looking for a green sweater and leave discovering that green no longer exists and has been replaced by millenial pink or rose gold

 

Senior Emily Garcia elaborates, “2017 and even 2016 was a politically charged year all my tv shows were having to do with politics. It was very controversial, but it was fun.

Clout Glasses: Do you wear Thrasher hoodies? Do you own checkerboard Vans? If you do, you’re in luck. With the addition of clout glasses, you could be cool enough to join the #cloutgang. Let’s be real, in a few years we’re going to look back at 2017 and all wonder why we all collectively decided to wear mad scientist glasses.

Don’t get us wrong, here at Rosary Academy we understand that everyone has their own sense of style and express themselves differently. However, trends are like fashion plagues . . . for the sake of the common good, they must die out.

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