2016 Overview

Another year has come and gone.  Some may be jumping for joy at the fact that you are one year closer to graduating, while others may be stressed out at the rising homework levels and New Year’s resolutions that have already been broken.  But forget 2017 for a minute and let’s reflect on the interesting year that has just passed: 2016.


Ah yes, how could one possibly write an article about 2016 and not include the infamous gorilla?  Harambe was shot in the Cincinnati Zoo on May 28, 2016 after a three year old boy fell into his enclosure.  A video of the incident was released and not long after, he became a national icon with shirts, articles and memes made after the late animal.

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Presidential Election

As of November of last year, the U.S. gained a new President: Donald Trump.  As a result, many riots, SNL skits, protests and tweets became the talk of the town and the rest of the World.  

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Celebrity Deaths

The most well known celebrity death at the beginning of 2016 was David Bowie on January 10.  After him, the world said “goodbye” to many other artists, actors, entertainers, and everything inbetween. Prince, Alan Rickman, George Michael, Muhammad Ali, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are only a few of the over 80 celebrity passings last year.  

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Major Movies

This past year gave us some great motion pictures that will be remembered into the next year.  Some examples are “La La Land”, “Suicide Squad”, “Ghostbusters”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “Edge of Seventeen”, “Finding Dory”, “Rouge One”, “Civil War” and “Deadpool”.



Over the summer, the world celebrated the 31st Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The games had over 11,000 athletes participating from over 200 nations.  The U.S. swept the medal count with 121 medals in total. Even though the games had a few problems, such as the green pool, the games were still a big part of this past summer.  

Cubs Win the World Series

After 108 years, the curse has been lifted.  Last November, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. The historic event shocking many while dedicated fans finally got to celebrate a W.  They played the Cleveland Indians and defeated them 4-3 by the end of the series.  A parade took place a few days after with over 5 million coming together in Chicago to honor the beloved Cubs.      

Fashion Trends

Fashion changes constantly, and 2016 is no exception.  With style icons such as Kim Kardashian and Ryan Reynolds, it’s hard to see fashion ever staying under the same umbrella.  Last year, the world saw a comeback of choker necklaces, velvet, stripes, jean jackets and skirts, plaid, loafers, high tops and cartoon socks.        


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