The End of a Historic Year and a Start of a New Beginning is Here, We Hope

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021


Alicia Jimenez and Julian Bravo

I can speak for all and say, 2020 was by far the worst year we’ve lived through. It had its good days but it wasn’t the best year of our lives. We all had our ups and down throughout the horrible year but we survived and made it to 2021. 

We went through so much this year. We started March 13th thinking we were going to be quarantined for three weeks, however, those three weeks quickly ended up turning into 10 months and it continues. 

2020 had some of the most horrible events in history. The year started off with the Australian wildfires. It was one of the most devastating wildfire seasons due to the fact that we lost about 34 people and it burned over 47 million acres. 

By far the hardest part of the year was dealing with the deadly coronavirus that emerged on Jan. 9 in Wuhan, China. In a matter of a few months, the virus spread across the world affecting more than 20 million people and over 451,000 deaths in the U.S. and over 2.28 million worldwide.

Former President Trump and former Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump was hospitalized for three days and continued his recovery at the White House. We don’t think it’s right that he was out and about, when he knew he had tested positive and wasn’t feeling well.

Trump did make a lot of dumb decisions, was racist and he just wasn’t fit for the presidency. Trump is a business man and isn’t worried about people in the lower income bracket.

On top of the shocking numbers of deaths due to the pandemic, we lost some really special talents. We experienced Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant’s death along with seven others who passed away in a plane crash in Calabasas, Calif. on Jan. 26.  Chadwick Boseman who was known for his famous role as the “Black Panther” passed away at the age of 43 after a four year battle with colon cancer. The death of the second ever woman appointed to the highest court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was known for her work on the Supreme Court and as an unrelenting trailblazer on gender equality who passed away Sept. 18 at the age of 87. 

2020 was a rollercoaster of events and although it seemed as the worst year in history, a lot of good things came out of it. This year gave us time to reconnect with friends and family we haven’t heard about in a long time. 

To help counter this crazy virus, our scientist and government came up with the fastest vaccine ever that was 95 percent effective. Pfizer quoted that the 9 month sprint to the vaccine was the fastest in history.

Something else that turned out well this year was our Black Women and Mens voices were heard in this year’s election thanks to 9/10 votes going to candidate Joe Biden. 

This is very good due to the past cause of inequality within the black community. Our newly elected President hopefully will change that. 

Another surprising thing was everyone’s voice being heard in this year’s election. We now have the first ever female and black Vice President. With this past year’s election, about 155,506,056 hundred million people voted in the United States. 

Wow! 2020 was an eventful year, we never thought we would experience. We had our ups and downs but we made it to a new year. Please let 2021 be better and get vaccinated.