Sixteen trends and predictions for 2016

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1. Leonardo DiCaprio will win his first Oscar this year for his newly released film, The Revenantaccording to refinery29.com. The thriller, released December 25, 2015, won “Best Motion Picture – Drama,” “Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture” for Leonardo DiCaprio, and “Best Director – Motion Picture” for Alejandro González Iñárritu at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards Show January 11, 2016, according to imdb.com.
2. “The junior’s senior color will be purple or yellow next year,” senior and Upper School president Grace Passannante said.
3. Singer Rihanna will release her new album, according to refinery29.com. Rihanna released her last album in 2012, and after her four year break, there is speculation that her album will have a release-date in the next few months as her “Anti World Tour” begins in late February, according to ticketmaster.com.
4. “Crocs will become the new Supergas,” Grace said.

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Alexandra Dimitri ’16

5. Smart watches will be on the rise with an emphasis on the watch’s attractive, new functions and abilities, according to marketwatch.com.
6. “Bartaco will become the new Chop’t for lunch,” Grace said.
7. Smart and autonomous cars will be closer to wide-scale production as researchers, technologists, and productions work together, according to market watch.com.
8. “Green and Tonic will become the new smoothie destination,” Grace said.
9. “Slip dresses, mixed metallics, flat mules, suede, pleats, maxi dresses, and billowy sleeves” will be trending in the fashion world in 2016, according to whowhatwear.com.
10. “The Upper School basketball team will be undefeated,” Grace said.
11. Drone production will increase and be more accessible in 2016, according to cnet.com.
12. “S’well water bottles will replace camelbaks,” Grace said. 
13. More “root-to-stem eating” and less “sugary snack” consumption is predicted as a health and food trend for 2016, according to today.com.
14. “The Granola Bar on the Avenue will become the new favorite coffee shop,” Grace said.
15. The “french manicure” trend will return, according to elle.com.
16. “The gym will become the new hang out spot,” Grace said.
-Alexandra Dimitri, Managing Editor and Video Content Editor