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5 Things We Learned From Bring It On

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CWU chapter.

There are plenty of things we learned while watching the cheerleading phenomenon, Bring It On. Mostly we see unrealistic high-school uniforms and making simple pyramids like the “wolf wall” seem far more difficult than they actually are… but beyond that we learn valuable lessons like dumping the lame that doesn’t believe in you and that your hairstyle now will most definitely be back in style when your kids are in high school.

You are only the best if you beat the best

Just like our parents always said, there will always be someone better than you. Even though the Toros thought they were doing what they did best, the Clovers were the true brains behind the operation. The Toros picked themselves up by their cheer shoes and came up with something totally original, the best was proved to be the best.

If bae doesn’t support everything you do, drop him like like a bad basket toss

This one is very simple. If you’re SO hand over the entire cheer squad to your enemies  because he doesn’t believe in you, drop him like a bad cradle. If bae is more like and Aaron it’s time to get with a Cliff. Because Cliff is the poo, so take a big whiff.

You can be supportive of your competition

What has been lame since the beginning of time is the unnecessary competition between women. Even if you are going head to head with another team, lending advice to a rookie, like when Torrance told Isis to stay in the blue mat, is exactly the girls supporting girls culture we need.

Always fight for what you believe you deserve

Watching someone take what’s rightfully yours is not what Rome is all about (wrong movie). Isis was an extraordinary leader because not only did she get her squad to their goal, she fought for what she believed in.

What you loved in high school will probably come back in style

Watching Bring It On was pretty cringey a few years ago when we saw the giant color coordinated scrunchies and floral crop tops. But here we are in 2018 dressing like it’s 2001 which gives us much confirmation and hope that what we love to wear now, we will hate in a couple years and will eventually love again. So if that helps justify your $80 jacket purchase, we’re glad we could help.

President at Her Campus CWU Senior, Public Relations Major at Central Washington University!