Memories abound from the year 2010

January 11, 2011

By Alex Tucker

Hall Monitor Alex Tucker Issaquah High School

The year 2010 has come to a close. While we often focus on the year ahead, the memories from the past 365 days still linger in our minds.

Events that took the world by storm and personal recollections of good times come to mind when we reflect on 2010. From January to December, the news was filled with high-profile stories and shocking events.

One of the defining parts of 2010 was the tragic earthquake in Haiti. Celebrities and common people alike united to help a country in need, which reflects the character of many Americans.

The World Cup was focused on throughout the summer, and the Winter Olympics happened just a few hours away from us in Issaquah.

The deaths of actor Gary Coleman and fashion icon Alexander McQueen made headlines, along with new and controversial airport security measures and radical immigration laws.

The overnight popularity of “Jersey Shore” and Silly Bandz affected youths, and iPads took the nation by storm. “Jeggings” were all the rage, and Oprah began the final season of her hit talk show.

In addition to the trends and events we remember about 2010, we all have personal memories that will always hold places in our hearts.

Issaquah High School senior Erin Kim shares, “I started [my blog] Class of Fashion … that has really changed my life. I found out more about myself through blogging. I found that I really like fashion, but I also connected with people from around the world. It was really cool and inspirational to have that sudden network.” Visit erinykim.blogspot.com to check it out.

A lot happens in a year, and only time will tell what the future has in store. One thing we can all be sure of: There are moments from 2010 that we will remember forever.

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