President Biden forgives $10,000 in student debt

The Storyy Trend Report 08/29/22

53 days until the new Taylor Swift Album!

Before we talk about student loans – we’ve got to talk about Taylor’s new album! Taylor Swift won the Video of the Year award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards last night for her 10-minute “All Too Well: The Short Film.” After accepting the award, Swift revealed that her new album ‘Midnights’ will come out October 21. Swifties rejoice!

In this weeks edition

  • Joe Biden throws some cash your way. Yay or Nay?
  • Corn Kid takes over the internet
  • Create meaningful habits
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Biden forgives $10,000 of student debt, double for Pell grant recipients

The Biden Administration announced this debt-relief package last week. The President stated it was to help a generation that was burdened with unsustainable amounts of student debt. This was a campaign promise for Biden during the 2020 election that he is finally fulfilling.

“The burden is so heavy that even if you graduate you may not have access to middle-class life that the college degree once provided,” Biden said Wednesday at the White House.

“I made a commitment that we would provide student debt relief. And I’m honoring that commitment today,” he added.

Biden also announced a four-month extension of the moratorium on student loan repayments, as well as plans to allow borrowers with undergraduate loans to cap repayments at 5% of their monthly income.

Taken together, the measures seek to make good on a Biden campaign promise and to curry favor with younger and progressive voters, whose support could help Democrats hoping to stave off a loss of their slim House and Senate majorities.

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Video Prompts

  • What are your thoughts and opinions on this Student Loan Forgiveness Plan?
  • Does this impact you? If so, how?
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Snapchat Copies BeReal's dual camera feature

Snapchat is adding a new feature to its main camera, allowing users to capture photo and video using the front- and back-facing cameras on their phones at the same time.

The dual camera feature was initially announced back in April as part of Snapchat’s to-be-released director mode, which will give users access to a wider range of creative tools. The dual camera feature is coming directly to Snapchat just as BeReal — the nostalgia-tinged photo sharing app using both cameras — is breaking into the mainstream.

 It is also rumored that Instagram is piloting a Candid feature that will mimic BeReal’s #1 appeal, its realness. [Check out our blog on: How Video Affects your SEO]

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It's Corn!

Corn Kid or Corn Child refers to a viral video of a young boy who expounds upon his deep love for the vegetable corn. Many online found the video adorable and wholesome, particularly phrases the child uses such as “corntastic day” and “I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing,” when it was uploaded in early August 2022. 

In the following weeks, musicians and YouTubers Schmoyoho remixed the video’s audio into a song, which itself went viral on TikTok shortly after.

People are using this tiktok sound to showcase things they think are great. You can use the meme by using the sound to highlight the services your business offers.

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Transition with BILLIE EILISH by Armani White

“Billie Eilish” by Armani White  is a rap song by Philadelphia rapper Armani White released in May 2022. The song was teased on TikTok numerous times by White starting in February 2022, where it gained viral spread on the platform, inspiring a trend where users somersault and transition their outfits from a baggy shirt to another article of clothing.

The sound and trend has evolved from a fashion transition to a transition of any kind. Get creative with this trend!

@in_the_nic_of_time Replying to @fares amina tell me this isn’t smooth 😮‍💨 #trend #dad #notviral ♬ BILLIE EILISH. - Armani White
@chrisjohnflora Replying to @Kareem lasheen Yes, yes I have 🦅 Transition: Me 💁🏻 #slowmo #sliding #hairstyles #fyp ♬ BILLIE EILISH. - Armani White
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Golden Hour

A perfect new love song, Golden Hour by JVKE is a VIBE. Think of adding it to your next video about romance and love to make everyone swoon.

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Make it a habit!

Make it a habit to record video content for your social media. Below is a list of 4 ways to help you stay on top of it! Make it obvious, easy, attractive, and satisfying, and you’ll start recording more often.

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