2017: A year in review

Illustration by Gwen Throckmorton

January: Our 45th president, Donald Trump, was inaugurated along - side the 48th Vice-President Mike Pence.

February: On Feb. 12, Adele won five awards, including best song and best album, and best new artist was awarded to rising star Chance the Rapper. “Being able watch some of my favorite artists win Grammy’s was a really cool to experience. It’s awesome to see how far the artists come from the beginning of their career,” senior Sophie Dahn said.

Trump fired his national security advisor Michael Flynn, on February 13, according to LA Times

April: The Rock and Roll Hall of fame introduced new inductees. The inductees included inducts Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey, and Pearl Jam. “I think that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a really important aspect of the music industry. Run DMC has always been one of my favorite groups inducted. It’s always cool to see people you’ve liked for so long be apart of something so revered,” sophomore Jake Mattingly said.

May: At the Manchester Arena, a suicide bomber attacked during an Ariana Grande concert. The attack killed 22 people and injured 59 more. Accord - ing to NBC, the attack was treated as a terrorist incident.

Illustration by Gwen Throckmorton

August: Killing over 70 people, Hurricane Harvey was one of the most costly tropical cyclones on record, creating nearly $200 billion in damage, according to thebalance.com.

For the first time since 1918, according to The Verge, a total solar eclipse cast its shadow across the contiguous U.S.

With winds reaching a top speed of 183 mph, according to CNN, Hurricane Irma killed 134 people and affected nine U.S states.

September: Donald Trump announces that DACA will be stopped, children (who came into the country illegally) who used to be eligible for work authorization, were no longer eligible for deferred action programs and were subject to deportation, according to the U.S Immigration Services.

October: In the most deadly shootings in U.S History, according to CBS, 58 people were killed and over 500 people were injured at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The attack took place during a music festival when the shooter, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from his hotel room.

November: Announced on Twitter, Prince Harry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle were engaged. “I was so excited to hear about the royal engagement, and I can’t wait to watch the wedding,” sopho - more Emma Kiser said.


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