BY TIARSHA HARRISON
One would be surprised to know that people do miss fads that have now been outdated.
Fads are behaviors that society pins as the next best thing. Although many portray fads as being the same thing as trends, fads are commonly considered a short behavior, where as trends are popular for a long period of time.
“I miss the bell bottom pants fad,” said Jessica Burke, junior. “I’m embarrassed to say that I actually own a few pairs. I miss them and I would really like to wear them again.”
“I also miss bell bottom pants,” said Maria Kirkhan, sophomore. “They were comfortable and they went with everything.”
Fads change with every generation. In this day and age, people have grown from using retro long boards and skateboards to the latest fad, penny skateboards.
Although, Benjamin Hagen, sophomore, disagrees with society’s liking of the penny skateboards, he prefers to skateboard on older models that used to be older fads.
“I don’t like penny skateboards,” said Hagen. “I really actually prefer the ‘90’s skateboards.”
When living in South Florida, it is very common to get stuck in the middle of a rainstorm. While a lot of students walk around campus with umbrellas, Evan DiCiara, freshman, hopes for the fad of ponchos to come back into today’s current fashion.
“It kept you dry and you wouldn’t have to carry around an umbrella, which only covers your head,” said DiCiara.
“I don’t have a particular fad I wish to come back or stay away,” said James Mitchell, alumni. “I don’t have a preference. I feel people should like or dislike whatever they want.”
As old fads fade, new ones appear every year. Regardless if a fad has become outdated or not, people should feel comfortable to wear or use anything that they want. Just because society does not find a certain type of clothing to be the hottest trend, does not mean that individuals should feel reluctant to express themselves.