Top 10 best things


My brothers, my dad and I playing Spikeball on the beach in Florida.

Caleb Hiatt, Sports Editor

Like many teens nowadays, I spend a grand majority of my spare time scrolling pointlessly through TikTok. I’ve seen the rise and fall of many trends, some of which I have been a fan of, most of which I have not. But one that has recently grasped my attention is the “Top 10 best things” trend in which users simply post a list of 10 of things that they think are the best. It is quite simple and it might be my favorite trend on the app so far. For this reason, I decided to make my own list, along with explanations of my selections.


  1. The other side of the pillow

One of the best feelings in the middle of the night is waking up and flipping over the pillow to rest your head on the cold side.

  1. Good chocolate milk

Notice it says “good” because some chocolate milks are awful; however, there are few things better than taking a swig of creamy chocolate milk after a long practice or workout.

  1. Being told you have good aux

Being in charge of the music in the car is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I get to play what I like, but on the other, I am subject to criticism by listeners so it is always a relief when someone compliments me and my music taste.

  1. 1919 Root beer

Nothing will change my mind that root beer is the best soda out there. 1919 is the best brand followed by IBC and A&W. I take my root beer very seriously.

  1. Dogs

I think this one goes without saying.

  1. Minecraft

By far my favorite video game because there are multiple ways to play, like taking it seriously and trying to beat the game but also just playing to play.

  1. Sunsets

Not only are they incredibly unique but they are also nature’s greatest display of beauty. Not only that but I think the fact that they only exist temporarily makes them even more special.

  1. March Madness

The most exciting time of the year for basketball fans like myself. The intensity and unpredictability makes this tournament amazingly entertaining. And even if your bracket busts, it is always fun to cheer for the upsets.

  1. Basketball

The most beautiful sport. One of few sports that gives players creative control so it is always satisfying when all five players on the court play as one.

  1. The beach

There are so many things to do on the beach; some of my personal favorites are playing Spikeball, swimming in the ocean and chucking around the football or frisbee.