By Helen Flores, Staff Writer
TikTok is a free social media app that lets you watch, create, and share videos. Often to a soundtrack of the top hits in music right from your phone.
Trends begin to form and start to become things students want to try. Making new dances to songs that become a part of the trend, like “Renegade,” “Cannibal,” “Say So,” “Hit Every Beat,” “Hey Boy,” and “Rule the World.”
Maddie Leitner, an undeclared sophomore, has her own TikTok account and uses it as a fun way to create funny videos with her friends. She makes a lot of her videos with her roommate, Samantha Bell. “It’s so fun to learn these dances and try them out or make it our own,” Leitner said. She originally created the account as a joke but she now wants to become TikTok famous.
A new trend that has emerged on the platform is creating whipped coffee. Whipped coffee is made by combining instant coffee, water and sugar in a glass filled with ice and milk. Michaela Zabicki, a sophomore sports management major, made herself whipped coffee. “It wasn’t what I expected, I also don’t like coffee that much but I wanted to see what the hype was,” Zabicki said.
Lindsey Spindel, a sophomore health sciences major, makes dances and funny videos with her roommate Emily Cahill and other friends. “This video wasn’t supposed to blow up, we were just doing it for fun, I didn’t know a lot of people would see it,” Lindsey said. Lindsey and Emily made a video of them in sweatshirts and dancing to a funny song “Wow You Can Really Dance.”
Some students have found that TikTok can be a fun way to spend time with siblings. Nicholene Silipino, a sophomore business major, made a TikTok with her two brothers and had a lot of fun making it. “There is nothing to do really, so my brothers and I just made a TikTok for fun, it’s just for entertainment,” she said.