College of Alabama rush week begins on TikTok

It is about that point. Tomorrow (Aug. 6), Season 2 of College of Alabama’s sorority rush debuts, and it is already taking up our FYPs.

Whereas Bama Rush is the flagship of rush TikTok, sorority recruitment has already begun throughout the nation, giving us our repair of OOTDs (outfits of the day), rush in-jokes, and women displaying off their chapters. We’re in for a few weeks of continuous leisure based mostly round a system rooted in racism, classism, and elitism. It is good old school American enjoyable!

Earlier than TikTok will get solely overrun by sorority women, let’s check out among the hottest traits taking up the app this week. 

My rush bag

The primary wave of BamaRushTok arrived when potential new members (aka women who’re speeding sororities) started displaying off their over-the-top rush baggage. In a single video @gracynedmondsonn unpacks her pink Longchamp bag, pulling out a fan, stitching equipment, advil, hand sanitizer, wipes, Tide sticks, spray deodorant, roll deodorant, a hair brush, rain poncho, a bag of mints, and — breath — much more. You really have no idea what can be pulled out subsequent. These rush baggage put Hermione Granger’s little beaded, charmed bag to disgrace. 

Emoji development

My favourite development of the week entails TikTokkers repeating a singular phrase or phrase within the model of a wide range of emoji. In these movies, creators benefit from the “TikTok Textual content” function and checklist a bunch of emoji on the prime of their display screen, then they are saying no matter their chosen phrase or phrase is as every emoji. It’s wildly entertaining to observe every creator interpret how an unlikely emoji would say one thing. Some stellar examples of the development are @enemaemmy’s video, the place they embody eight completely different emojis saying, “Phoebe Bridgers”; @i.c.e._’s video of him begging, “Let me hit”; and @gageyayaya’s video asking, “Are you homosexual?” The development additional reiterates how emoji have created a brand new language and technique to comprehend messages. 

These three understood the project. Credit score: TikTok / enemaemmy, i.c.e_, gageyayaya

I suppose I simply do not actually perceive

A clip of Mike Wheeler from Stranger Issues saying, “Yeah, I suppose I’m just a bit uh, I suppose I simply do not actually perceive,” has turn into the soundtrack for TikTokkers describing one thing they discover complicated. Sure, TikTok remains to be obsessive about Stranger Issues

The soundbite is from an emotional scene during which Mike confronts Eleven for mendacity to him, however recontextualizing dramatic clips right into a humorous development is what TikTok does greatest. This edit of Mike, which was initially posted by @loserxthings11, has been utilized in practically 8000 movies.

In a single video, @scarlye07 writes, “After I meet somebody who nonetheless would not have TikTok.” One other, posted by @greenbriarist, reads, “pov: u simply watched among the worst, most complicated motion pictures ever created trigger ur in love with one of many actors who had 5 minutes of display screen time.” We have all been there! Different TikTokkers taking part within the development, like @lilzosie, incorporate well timed popular culture moments. Their video describes Swifties reconciling with the singer’s staggering CO2 emissions:  “being a taylor swift fan and seeing that she’s taken 170 flights up to now 7 months and is MASSIVELY contributing to international warming.” 

Screenshots of the three previously mentioned TikToks.

Sooo complicated. Credit score: TikTok / scarlye07, greenbriarst, lilzosie

Sicitalian classes

The most recent TikTok problem is not a dance, however a check of information. The “Sicitalian Classes” filter, created by @sicitalian, shuffles by the alphabet earlier than touchdown on a letter, then it challenges you to call a rustic, metropolis, animal, physique half, job, model, well-known individual, clothes merchandise, chemical aspect, and sport that each one begin with that letter. The filter has been utilized in over 176,000 movies. 

It is a comparatively innocent problem that takes me again to elementary faculty period checks of information. Subsequent week, be ready to have your information of Bama Rush examined.