Viral News: Donut Day, Olympic Excitement, and a Soda Shake-up!

A peek into the topics buzzing at Cassandra

It's Friday again, so it's time for our weekly recap of the viral news that caught our eye this week. Culture moves fast, and we at Cassandra try to move even faster to keep up with all the topics creating conversations in the online world of Gen Z, tracking tomorrow's relevant people, events, brands, and news.


Did you know? Today is National Donut Day! To help celebrate, Dunkin’ is giving away free classic donuts with the purchase of any beverage. And, to help promote the day, Dunkin’ partnered with country-rock-rap star Jelly Roll on both Instagram and TikTok to highlight the day. Per Jelly Roll, “ "Happy National Donut Day, y'all. Grab a donut, enjoy the rest of your day and remember, life's better with a little jelly in it, baby."


Are you ready for Paris? The Olympics are getting a boost as NBC is inserting some pop culture into the upcoming competition. Snoop Dogg announced that the Olympics would be speaking to “a broader audience” with the inclusion of celebrities such as Megan Thee Stallion, Peyton Manning and Kelly Clarkson.


This week we learned that Dr Pepper had edged out Pepsi as the nation’s second favorite soda brand (Coke remains #1). This led to some creators taking to social to profess their love of the brand that unseated Pepsi after more than 30 years.