2021 in 12 Sentences

Colleen Holden

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It’s no secret that 2021 was unusual, despite everyone’s attempts for a peaceful year with less “2020 energy”. Between vaccines and variants, this year was one for the books, but for those of you who don’t like to read; here’s 2021, in 12 sentences 

January: Bernie Sanders sitting in a chair, and Olivia Rodrigo dropping her single “Drivers License” collectively broke the internet. 

February: Schools started optional in person learning, and Texas almost froze over. 

March: Dr. Seuss faced allegations of racism in his books, and the U.S. set a record with 200 million COVID-19 vaccines administered in one day. 

April: The COVID-19 vaccine “Pfizer” became available to individuals 16+, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges, and Taylor Swift Released the re-recording of her album “Fearless”. 

May: Olivia Rodrigo dropped her first album, “Sour” and the class of 2021 graduated after a school year like never before. 

June: COVID-19 restrictions began to lighten, allowing the vaccinated to ditch their masks, and Paramount+ released the reboot of the 2000s Nickelodeon sitcom, “iCarly” 

July: Simone Biles faced major backlash in the media for deciding to prioritize her mental health and drop out of 3 events in the 2021 Tokyo olympics 

August: The delta variant of COVID-19 brought back mask mandates just in time for the 2021-2022 school year. 

September: Steve from “Blue’s Clues” resurfaced to deliver a message for the people who watched him as a kid, and Noodles the pug became Tiktok famous by determining the outcome of everyone’s day based on whether or not he woke up with “bones”. 

October: The sheet ghost photo trend resurfaced, and 4.6 million people dressed up as a witch for Halloween. 

November: The omicron variant of COVID-19 developed, and Taylor Swift dropped the re-recording of her album “Red”. 

December: Everyone gathered around a screen for “Spiderman: No Way Home”, and “Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breech,” and beloved comedian/actress Betty White died at 99(.99).