A Project for Better Journalism chapter

Glad to Get Past Old Fads


The river of ideas is flowing quickly, and we come up with many other ideas and forget about the others. You find a trend on the Internet that you and your friends like, but nowadays, in just a few months there are new ideas that people like better than the last, and we eventually forget about them, and the trend dies.


Once dubbed the “Hula Hoop of Gen Z” spun by children, celebrities, a few animals and even Barron Trump, the Fidget Spinner came to be around the end of January 2017.

It finally peaked in popularity around the beginning of May and during its height, it has made its way to online stores like Amazon, Ebay and even minor retailers like gas stations and next to the checkout isles at grocery stores. Experts started to believe fidget spinners could relieve various disabilities such as Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which involve fidgeting needs.

It’s downfall started when people expressed their opinions on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. Entire schools also started banning the toy due to certain students being distracted from class and playing with the spinner. Injuries were also coming in, with multiple kids putting it in their mouths. Another kid almost lost an eye from a fidget spinner.












Please unicorns, quit puking and farting rainbows all around us and keep your horns, tears, and Starbucks Frappuccino to yourselves.

Starting on the 19th of April, Starbucks released a new drink called the Unicorn Frappuccino. It was a pink beverage with blue stripes topped with whipped cream and pink and sour-blue powder. Very few people here at this school were actually lucky to buy one of these drinks and most of the students that were interviewed said that this Frappuccino was really gross.

There’s nothing much to say about this trend because the talk surrounding it lasted only a few days, and the Frappuccino itself was sold out at the end of the first DAY it was released.




What is the point in having glasses when you know for a fact that you have perfect 20/20 vision? Back in the days, it was only two choices: glasses or no glasses. Nowadays, people that need glasses apparently have more fashion than people without them. When people who use them think about it, they’re really useless.