Freeze Or Flip: What’s Your Trend?

Edward W. Gostick

A trend is a new style or vogue. Trends can be fun and interesting and let people come together to perform in interesting ways. The two big trends going on right now are the bottle flipping and the mannequin challenge.

The first big trend is bottle flipping. It started when Michael Senator, now known on the internet as the bottle flip kidscreen-shot-2016-12-06-at-10-45-34-am, attempted a bottle flip for his talent show. His bottle flipping video went viral. Nowadays bottle flips have been a big hit on the internet and are now trending
worldwide. People are getting very creative with flipping bottles.


The mannequin challenge is another current trend going around the internet. Tscreen-shot-2016-12-06-at-10-45-41-amhe point of the challenge is for a group of people to stay completely still while all posing for one selected theme. It is a lot of fun.

The mannequin challenge came from a high school student named Emili from Jacksonville, Florida. In an article from Tech.Mic, Emili explained how the trend started. The mannequin challenge started as a silly class prank that has now evolved into a viral trend on the internet. “One day I just went in front of the class and just stood there. That’s when my friend, Alaynah, said, ‘Hey you look like a mannequin.’ Then my friends Bre’Onna and Jasmine joined and we started doing all these crazy poses,” Emili explained in a interview for Tech.Mic online magazine. The students used the #MannequinChallenge on Twitter and Instagram. The trend gained popularity and quickly spread all over the world. Now, people all over the world are finding creative ways to do the mannequin challenge.

The Trottier Middle School Lit Skills classes decided to do a mannequin challenge. They are challenging the rest of Trottier to create their own mannequin challenge and submit their videos to Rampages for possible publishing in future editions of the newspaper.