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Ins n Outs 2024

Toss Out Those Tired New Year’s Resolutions
Here is a list of our class’s “Ins n Outs” for the New Year. We can’t wait to see what 2024 has in store for us!

Step aside boring New Year’s resolutions, and hello, Ins n Outs! Forget the usual, basic promises to hit the gym or declutter your closet; this new trend includes even the most quirky and out-of-pocket goals you can think of.

Trying to stay away from coffee and low-rise socks and lean toward matcha and leopard print? Put it on your list. As demonstrated by the New York Times, the emergence of “Ins n Outs” lists on TikTok and Instagram has signaled a shift in how people approach this new year. Instead of adhering to traditional resolutions, people create lists of things they want to embrace or leave behind, encompassing a wide range of habits, values, and lifestyle choices. These lists often take the form of videos, with text displayed or screenshots from a notes apps. To say the least, the diversity of what can be included in the “ins” and “outs” knows no bounds.

Most notably, this trend has reflected how many millennials and Gen Z are starting to focus on rejecting toxic topics and embracing positive habits. A prevailing aesthetic of many “ins” throughout these videos is the “clean girl” or “gentle living” vibe, and the “outs” section commonly features a rejection of fast fashion and anti-consumerist trends. These changes seem to be a direct response to heightened awareness of socioeconomic conditions and a desire to promote more inclusive and sustainable values.

After looking at various TikToks, here are some of the most popular “In n Outs” for 2024:

As our bulldogs start the year off on a high note, they shared some things on their lists of items that are here to stay and big nos for 2024.

Senior Bailey Fefferman gave her hot takes by saying, “Froyo (frozen yogurt) is obviously in because it is way better than ice cream. What’s out, though, is matcha. It’s low-key basic.”

Aside from sweets and treats, others are focused on the fun things ahead and new stores. “Scientology is in because we are going on a cruise this year, and they have a really nice boat. Tik Tok shop is also in because I got such good lip glosses from there,”  says senior Eva Behar.

Even certain subjects in school have made the cut. “Physics is out because I am always stuck tutoring my friends, and the class is a lot of work,” says senior Natalie Cortes.

However, there’s a dual nature to this new way of sharing our hopes for the year. As users navigate these trends, they must be mindful of how social media platforms shape ideas and capture attention. TikTok turns these lists into consumable content, garnering millions of views and likes. Despite not focusing on specific product recommendations, the trend still promotes a particular lifestyle, and the goals outlined may not be realistic or attainable for everyone.

As seen in our feature photo, the RivPress also decided to make their own list filled with things special to our class and fun inside jokes. So, here’s to a year of welcoming the unexpected and finding joy in sharing our most random interests and desires.

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Sienna Fakiri
Sienna Fakiri, Editor in Chief
Sienna Fakiri is a senior and second year student who is also our Editor-In-Chief. Her pastimes include spending time on the water whether it is sailing or paddleboarding.  Tired of college applications, you can often quote her saying “I need a nap”. She can’t wait to discover what colleges she gets into, but before that she wants to partake in senior events.
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