WHAT'S HOT, WHAT'S NOT. Friday, November 04, 2011 By Tanner Westimayer
“ What’s Hot, What’s Not” is going to be reposted monthly, and will include the hottest trends and the most epic fails of the month in both popular culture and our high school. This may include any subject ranging from sports, clothing, teachers, classes, etc. Also, commentary will be included from students and school faculty, sharing their opinions on the “What’s Hot, What’s Not” topics of the month. WHAT’S HOT? Super Mario- Super Mario Brother’s (pictured on the left), has become a hot and popular game for many students in study halls, or even some of their more boring classes. However, this game is quickly becoming a concern to teachers who believe it is distracting students from their work. Mrs. K is quoted saying that “Mario is an addiction that needs to be broken, because students focus more on Super Mario than their work.” Wisconsin Football- Both the Wisconsin Badgers (pictured below) and The Green Bay Packers are currently off to an outstanding start. The Badger’s recently suffered their first loss of the season against Michigan State, in a heart pounding, last second, and questionable hail mary touchdown play, setting their record to 6-1. However, the Packers remain undefeated with their most recent win against the Minnesota Vikings, leaving them with a current record of 7-0, and an upcoming by week. The Packers are hot, and they don’t seem to be cooling down anytime soon. Feathers Feathers have made their way into modern style in many shapes and forms. Feather earrings, feather extensions in woman’s hair, and clothing made with feather accessories or feather print have all become hot trends in the fashion world. Check out famous actress, Eva Longoria’s peacock print dress (picture to the below). WHAT’S NOT? Horicon Football Even after a victory in their last game over North Fond du Lac football, the Horicon Marshmen still ended with a disappointing record of 1-8. This questionable record may be blamed on the team’s immensely small numbers, a coaching staff that hasn’t found great success in the past few years, or maybe just a lack of preparation. The team is hopeful for a brighter season next year, hoping that they may boost their record after entering a new and more evenly matched conference. Kevin Brunner, an ex Horicon football player of almost four seasons states, “Definitely, the teams we were playing in the past years were unevenly matched. The new conference will give us a chance to play teams of our own size,” in regards to his opinion on if the conference change will help our team’s record next seasons. Moccasins Moccasins have developed from a hot trend to an overdone and lame style. Moccasins made their way into the hipster world first, around four years ago. Now you can walk down the school’s hallway and find at least ten or fifteen guys wearing moccasins, with another twenty to thirty girls wearing them. Too much of one thing is always a bad idea, and that is the exact case with moccasins. They have become so common that they have lost their trendy composure. Now, they have become more of a lazy or casual and common shoe, similar to that of some plain nikes or some converse. Not only are they fashionably out, but they are also very poor protection in the wet months, when snow and rain both completely ruin moccasins, and also get your feet wet in the process. Moccasins are no longer hot. They are no longer trendy. Find a new style of shoe to slip your feet into. Big Sunglasses YOU LOOK LIKE A BUG. They were cute, for a minute. Now they are just sort of annoying. The worst is when girls throw on a pair of huge bug looking sunglasses and take a photo making the infamous “duck face”. Buy a pair or regular sized glasses and they will look much more fashionable. Big sunglasses just look silly with the wardrobe that many hold these days. Kevin Brunner says that he believes that these huge shades are “totally ridiculous and overdone.”Another opinion stated by Aaron Simich, “They are annoying.” There you have it kids, find a smaller pair of shades and stop looking like you’re a character in A Bugs Life by Disney.