What to Leave in 2014


Kenyon Watson, Entertainment Editor

As 2014 reached an end, we can only think what an unpredictable year it’s been. The Mirador has wasted no time in naming and shaming all the dreadful aspects we should be overjoyed to see back off in 2015. The list is endless, however we have narrowed it down to the worst 11. Without further ado, here is a beautifully crafted list of the past year’s worst fads that, for the sake of all of us, should be left in 2014…

  1. Overly dramatic freak-outs regarding Ebola

You live in Orinda. Orinda is a bubble. Therefore, you will not get Ebola. Stop being dramatic when you have a 24-hour flu. That’s all.

  1. The word “Bae”

“Bae:” The acronym for “before anything else.” It is potentially the most obnoxious and overused word of 2014. “Bae” is not a word in the dictionary, so it needs to stop being used as if it resides among other valid expressions in Webster’s Dictionary.

  1. Bucket hats

Nobody can rep the bucket hat quite like Schoolboy Q, so quit while you’re ahead and give it up. You will be doing yourself a favor by burying it in the back of your closet.

  1. Kylie Jenner’s lips

Sorry Kylie, but there is no way someone’s lips change that much in a year. Your overly plump pout is too aggressive and needs to be tamed.

  1. The song “Let It Go”

This song has been around for enough time to literally let it go.

  1. Birkenstocks

Although I am an avid Birkenstock wearer, I must admit, they are quite hideous, but SO comfortable.

  1. Chia seed drinks

According to the Internet, chia seeds are supposed to help you lose weight. There is not one clinical trial to back this up, which gives it some serious bullshit points. Also, why would anyone want to drink (eat?) this questionable substance?

  1. Twerking

Stop it forever. That means you too, Taylor Swift.

  1. Marijuana socks

You’re obviously pretty chill if you wear socks with marijuana leaves on them. I applaud this attempt at a fashion statement, but I think it’s time to look for a new one in 2015.

  1. 2048

This game took over my life for a solid month, but once the feat of reaching 2048 was accomplished, I called it quits. And also, Trivia Crack is now life so peace ‘n blessings 2048.

  1. The word “literally”

Literally stop.