A Much Needed New Year

Yanne Diogenes, Staff Writer

It’s coming to be that exciting time of year again, the time we get to start all over, and after this year, we really need to. As we are all looking forward to watching the ball drop in Times Square, let’s reminisce on what happened in 2016, and try not to let it happen again.

David Bowie

We already entered the year on a sour note. One of the most influential artists of all time passed away only 10 days into the year. He was the mascot for inner expression and to lose him was hard for everyone. There’s obviously a lot that I could say about David Bowie but it wouldn’t do him the justice he deserves. Rest in peace.

Prince

Another one of the most influential artists in the world that we lost this year, only 3 months after losing Bowie. It was discovered that Prince’s death was caused by a long time battle with an addiction to painkillers. We should learn from this and raise more awareness to help identify these problems sooner before it’s too late.

Muhammad Ali

We lost “the people’s champion” this year… Muhammad Ali was one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. He was an idol to many, and inspirational to all. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” rest in peace.

The Election

I’m not stating my opinion on the candidates, but on the campaigns. I think I can safely say that the Hillary/Trump campaigns were the dirtiest, most poorly organized campaigns in the past 100 years.

Chapecoense

A small football club from Brazil was on it’s way to the biggest game in the team’s history, when their plane crashed near Medellin, Colombia, while they were only 5 minutes away from the airport, killing 71 people. Six people survived and one of them was defender Alan Luciano. When reading about this it felt like I was reading a script to a movie; for you to be that close to winning a majorly important game, and it being completely cut short. Rest in peace, boys.

Obviously there was a lot of good things that happened this year, but it’s hard to see them through all the bad things, but then again, it’s always darkest before the dawn. Hopefully 2017 will be filled with new, good, innovative things.