Laura Landsbaum

Ms. Landsbaum’s 8th period class has a collection of Stanley cups.

Stanley cups situation divides student body

February 9, 2023

Stanley for the win

Stanley cups have rapidly become popular among the younger generations over the course of the past 2 months. These tumblers are loved by many because of the handle which makes them easy to hold, the ability to keep drinks cold for extended periods of time, and the many cute and trending colors that they come in.

Gen Z has gone through many “water bottle trends” throughout the years, yet the Stanley is quite possibly the best one yet. Having the handle on the cup makes it easy to transport to different places throughout the school/work day. It is also structured to have a skinnier stump on the cup in order to fit into cup holders. This is highly convenient, especially for those who are able to drive. This makes it so that your bulky old water bottle won’t rattle around on the floor, instead, it fits in the cup holder and is noiseless.

Laurel Montgomery, a student at TWHS, exclaimed, “The straw makes me drink much more water throughout the day which helps keep my skin clear and makes me feel full throughout the school day!” The straw is a consumer favorite and is looked for in most water bottles.

Stanley’s are also able to keep ice-cold drinks last all day long. This is nice for many high school athletes and just the average person. You can leave any drink in it overnight and wake up still sipping something fresh.

These cups are also super easy to clean. With the average water bottle, it is difficult to fit a sponge inside the spout, but with a Stanely, you are able to scrub all along the inside. The cap has a super handy switch lid which allows you to get into the nooks and crannies.

The assortment of trendy colors available is what ultimately draws customers in. It is all about aesthetics nowadays and this company knows how to bring it. There are many muted neutrals, but there are also many bright colors for the spring/summer.

Yes, these tumblers may be considered bulky, but they come in an assortment of sizes, so if the standard 40 oz is just too big for you, you can always get the next size down.

Overall, I support the “Stanley Movement” because I think that these cups are beneficial and convenient for most. I highly recommend buying a Stanley for yourself, even if you are skeptical of the style or the build, it is worth a try!

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Stanley cups a viral trend but overpriced

Stanley cups – you may know these cups from the recent viral tik tok trend. Well I am here to tell you that I think they are definitely not worth their hype. Not only are they bland but they are also just basic. I know this is such a controversial opinion so before coming at me just hear me out.

The first problem with these cups is the lack of diversity in the colors you can choose for your cups. 95% of the stanley cups are a boring dull/pastel color with the execption of pink and green. Now the question is why would you want something that you carry around the whole day to be so boring?

The next thing I see wrong with these cups is they are extremely overpriced. Would you actually be willing to pay 40 dollars for a water bottle when you can get one very similar for half the price or less. There just is no reason to pay so much when they will not be trendy anymore in a few weeks.

Now you may be thinking, “Why would I get another water bottle cheaper when everyone else has a Stanley Cup”. Well trends like this one always come and go quickly so spending this much money might make you think it is worth it for the 2 weeks they are trendy but after that it will just be a waste of money. After the trend passes you will not want to be using the water bottle anymore so it is just more worth it to get a water bottle that you like instead of everyone else.

Also Stanley Cups are just not practical. You have to be carrying them around everywhere in your hands because if you put it in your backpack then it is bound to spill. The lid does not stop any spillage at all and anyone that owns one has gotten water everywhere at some point. It is so much more practical to get a water bottle that has a top that closes all the way.

Overall Stanley Cups are just bland, boring, basic, overpriced and impractical no matter how trendy or viral they are on Tik Tok.

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