Sun. Feb 23rd, 2020

the Torch

The student voice of Wichita High School South

Reflection of the Decade

4 min read

2010:

  • Silly bands craze
  • February 19- “Baby” by Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris music video released
  • June 24- iPhone 4 released
  • July- First VidCon for youtube video makers

2011

  • March 11- Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident
  • March- Rebecca Black’s “Friday” was released
  • April 29- The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
  • May 11- Osama bin Laden killed by U.S forces
  • July- Spotify comes to US
  • July 27- Singer Amy Winehouse died
  • October 5- Steve Jobs died

2012

  • February 11- Singer Whitney Huston died
  • July- Psy released “Gangnam Style” song
  • October 22- Hurricane Sandy hit
  • November 6- Obama was re elected president
  • December 12- World ending theories

2013

  • January 24- Vine was created
  • February- “Harlem Shake” went viral
  • April 15- Boston marathon bombing
  • July- Black Lives Matter movement started
  • September- “What Does the Fox Say” became youtube sensation
  • November 30- Actor Paul Walker died

2014

  • February- Ebola outbreak
  • April- Musical.ly released
  • Summer- Ice bucket challenge
  • August 11- Robin Williams died

2015

  • February- The internet had a dress a heated debate over “black and blue” or “white and gold”
  • June 26- Legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states

2016

  • January 10- Singer David Bowie died
  • April 21- Singer Prince died
  • May 28- Killing of Harambe
  • June 3- Muhammad Ali died
  • June 12- Orlando nightclub shooting 49 killed
  • September- TikTok released
  • November- Mannequin challenge
  • November 9- Donald Trump was elected 45th President
  • Bottle flipping challenge started

2017

  • January- Fidget spinner trend
  • January 17- Vine was taken down
  • July 22- Pokemon go craze
  • October- Slime trend
  • November 15- Lil peep died

2018

  • January- Tide Pod challenge
  • May 19- The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
  • June 18- Rapper XXXTentacion died
  • September 7- Mac Miller died
  • November 8- Deadliest California wildfires
  • November 12- Comic Book writer Stan Lee died

2019

  • April 15- Norte-Dame de Paris fire
  • July 6- Actor Cameron Boyce died
  • July 7- USA wins Women’s World Cup
  • December 8- Juice Wrld died
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