by Katelyn Yang, Clarion Staff

A new school year brings many new things: new people to meet, new teachers, new classes, and… new trends. Yes, new trends. The thing about trends is that they come and go constantly, so by the time you read this article, many of the ones written about here will probably be already out of style.

Let’s start with a recap of this summer’s trends and memes. There were numerous memes this summer about Melania Trump’s plagiarism, North Korea’s umpteenth nuke threat on the U.S., Caveman SpongeBob reacting to literally everything, and pictures of Arthur (from, surprise, the children’s cartoon Arthur) also reacting to everything.

New slang terms and trend words that have risen to the top include: triggered, shook, highkey and lowkey, lit, salty, extra, and fam.

In the entertainment section, songs that were played on repeat this summer include “One Dance” by Drake, “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and Halsey, “Cheap Thrills” by Sia, and Frank Ocean’s new album Blonde. Some notable movies this summer, both infamous and well received, are Suicide Squad, Finding Dory, Ghostbusters, and The Conjuring 2.

Miscellaneous items that were trending and may still be trending are: rolled ice cream that strangely does not have an official name, Stranger Things, bath bombs which are not mainstream anymore, and, apparently, bomber jackets because Forever 21 and Wet Seal stocked up on them this time around.


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