What’s Trending This Month

Whats Trending This Month

By Danielle Kiefer and Julia Reagan


On this new social media app, users create short, looping videos, or GIFs, with a few taps of the finger. Videos can be shared on Twitter or Facebook, and similar to Instagram, people can follow other accounts and “like” their videos. Vine is currently the number one-selling free app on iTunes.

Hallway Swimming:

After watching a video of Hallway Swimming, your walk from second to third period may never feel the same again.  This trend was initially created by Canadian students Chris Bell and Cole Pugsley, whose YouTube video has received nearly three million views.  Each video consists of one or multiple persons lying down on a buffed floor and kicking off the opposite sides of a hallway in a swim-like fashion.  Although the security guards may not be too pleased if you decide to try it, Hallway Swimming appears to be an excellent form of exercise and entertainment.

Sweetlife Festival:

The fourth annual Sweetlife festival will be held May 11 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sponsored by Sweetgreen, the day-long music and food festival will be featuring artists Pheonix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Solange and Holy Ghost!.

Lennon and Maisy:

Sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella have been YouTube celebrities since their first video was uploaded in 2010.  The pair is known for their unique voices and beautiful harmonies.  Recently, the girls have shown off their singing chops on ABC’s hit series Nashville, where they play daughters of country star Rayna James (Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights).

The Great Gatsby:

 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic read The Great Gatsby is coming to theaters in 3D May 10, causing anticipation among juniors who just read the book in AP Lang earlier this year.  The story follows hopeless romantic Jay Gatsby in his attempt to win back his lifelong love Daisy Buchanan.  Upon arriving in New York, Gatsby’s new neighbor Nick Carraway is immediately introduced to the glitz and glamour of “The Roaring ‘20s.”  The eclectic soundtrack, which includes songs by Florence and the Machine, Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey and Gotye, and an all-star cast (Leonardo DiCaprio, anyone?) promise to capture the excitement of the era.