2020 in 12 Sentences

Courtesy of Warren Kinsella

Courtesy of Warren Kinsella

Colleen Holden, Staff Writer

If there was one phrase that was said over a million times this past year, it was “2020 sucks.”

With the unexpected global pandemic and quarantine, the mysterious appearance and disappearance of murder hornets, and the death of many beloved public figures, such as Kobe and Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, 2020 was certainly difficult. As the year ends, it’s a great time to take a look at what we survived. However, an in-depth review of 2020 would take so long, it’ll be 2022 before it’s finished, so this is 2020 in 12 sentences. (One sentence for each month).

  • January: Kobe Bryant died, World War III was speculated to happen, Australia began to burn, and teenage girls cried over “Highschool Musical, The Musical, The Series.”
  • February: Australia stopped burning, and many countries were hit hard by COVID-19, not to mention February 29th happened. 
  • March: Quarantine began, a ton of important events were cancelled, and many people did not stay home like they were supposed to. 
  • April: TikTok blew up, people played animal crossing to pass the time, and 15.3 million people googled banana bread recipes for the same reason. 
  • May: Murder hornets dominated the news cycle for about a week and a half, and then disappeared suddenly. 
  • June: The “Black Lives Matter” movement took flight and thousands of people showed their support (although some joined simply because it was trending).
  • July: We were told to stay home for the 4th of July, and many people didn’t, causing a spike in COVID-19 cases.
  • August: Despite thinking the pandemic would be over by now, kids and teens everywhere began remote learning for a second time. 
  • September: Everyone with a smart phone began playing “Among Us,” and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg died. 
  • October: Amy Coney Barret replaced Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, and no one knew whether or not to take their kids trickortreating.
  • November: Joe Biden won the presidential election, and Thanksgiving was supposed to be smaller than normal, but many people disregarded guidelines.
  • December: High school and college students struggled to finish their remote semester off strong, and many of the Gen Z TikTok users put together “Ratatouille, The Musical.”