The Stanley Cup is the first water bottle choice at sport practices for many athletes. (Katarina Deopere)
The Stanley Cup is the first water bottle choice at sport practices for many athletes.

Katarina Deopere

Trend take over

As the Stanley Cup trend continues, the teachers crack down on the school policy.

May 4, 2023

The Stanley brand has been around for over a century, but recently their brand has become the new obsession thanks to TikTok. Their insulated water bottles quickly became the latest trend because of their limited-edition colors, ability to keep drinks cold for long periods, and convenient cup holder compatibility. With the influence Tiktok has on students, the Stanley Cup has taken over New Ulm High School.

Junior Kelten Willaert showing off his Stanley Cup in his Ag Econ class. (Katarina Deopere)

The Stanley brand was created in 1913 when creator William Stanley Jr. fused vacuum insulation and the strength of steel in one portable bottle to invent the all-steel vacuum bottle that went from a concept to an icon. The Stanley Cup trend started in 2022 on Tiktok when several influencers began to get them because the water bottle could fit in your cup holder. This resulted in a massive sellout for Stanley, making it hard to get a Stanley Cup because of the increasing demand.

“I got my first Stanley Cup in November of 2022,” Senior Chloe Miller said. “I now have 3 Stanley Cups because I love all the colors they come in, and I couldn’t stop myself from buying more,” she added. They come in many different sizes with different features, but the most common Stanley Cup is the 40 oz tumbler with a handle. They come in 15+ colors, and new versions are released by Stanley every couple of months. The price for a 40 oz Stanley Cup is $45, and the most common place in the area to buy them is at Scheels, or you can buy them online.

The only downfall to the Stanley Cup is it doesn’t come in a clear option, so it doesn’t follow the school policy. The student handbook says clear containers containing only water are allowed in the classroom. This statement means students shouldn’t bring their Stanley Cups to class, but the teachers have yet to stop every single student that does. Senior Grace Shaneman said, “I bring my Stanley Cup class because it’s my favorite water bottle, and I don’t have a clear one, so why would I buy a new water bottle if I already have one.” Some teachers have been cracking down on students not having clear water bottles, but other teachers don’t say anything to students that bring a none clear bottle like a Stanley Cup.

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