Swagged Out

Posted on October 24, 2011


Swag. A word most commonly heard in the halls of Croatan High. It is written on posters that are taped to the walls and yelled between groups of friends. They use it like they know the full definition of swag. However, the students only know the ‘urban’ definition.

Swag is used to describe someone who has style or a good appearance. What students don’t know is that swag has a different meanings. The word originated in 1794 when it was used to say a talk about clothes that were stolen from any place. Swag has been around for about 200 years. This may come to be a surprise to the student body because to them swag is a “new” word.

Many students use the word almost everyday. Zach Ragsdale is a senior that calls himself “Swagsdale.” A name that was so catchy that even the teachers started to use it.

Seniors like to use the catchy phrase “senior swag”. Anything this class does; revolves around the word swag.

Swag is an old word with a new meaning. If you haven’t used the word yet; you will. That’s just how things are here at Croatan. You get caught up in the mix of what everyone else is doing.

Reported by Tiffany Johnson

Posted in: Opinion