The End of a Decade

Luke Kamps, Reporter

Welcome to 2020!  Now that the decade has ended, let’s take a look back at some events that have happened that you may not remember.

In April of 2010, Apple came out with the first iPad. One year later, many people tuned into watch the royal wedding with Prince William and Catherine Middleton. February, 2012, “Linsanity,” took over. Jeremy Lin of the New York Nicks puts on quite a performance in the NBA that year. In July, that same year, “Gangnam Style,” became the most viewed YouTube Video ever.  On December 21, 2012, the world was supposed to end. In March of 2014, the Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared. In February of 2015 the internet debated a dress. Is it blue and black or is it gold and white? In June of that same year, same sex marriage became legal in the United States. In the month of May 2016, Harambe, the silverback gorilla of the Cincinnati zoo, was killed when a kid fell into his enclosure. Two months later, Pokemon Go became a huge hit all over the world.  In October of that same year, Vine shut down. In 2017, fidget spinners were all the rage.  We can’t forget about the solar eclipse of 2017.  That type of eclipse hasn’t happened since 1918.  If you missed it, you’re in luck, there will be another one in 2024. In May of 2018 there was a royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In April of 2019, we got the first ever picture of a black hole.

After interviewing senior, Taylar Simmons, she told me, “My favorite part of the decade was when the Cubs won the world series for the first time in 108 years.” I guess everyone has their own opinion.