By Shawn Johnson, Kaitlyn Frame & Hadassa Delhomme
Throughout the past few years, citizens across America and the world have endured tragedy in many forms, whether it be mass shootings, natural disasters or perils of war.
From international conflict to national dispute, 2017 can easily be categorized as one of the toughest years in modern America. Still, we have much to celebrate as a nation all the while. That is why we would like to welcome Thanksgiving break and the upcoming holidays with warm receptiveness, encouraging our readers to cherish the final stretch of the semester and year overall.
To take things back, we reflect on the good, the bad and even the random happenings across the country.
With each 3 a.m. tweet, our president has continued to voice his opinion on the recently upgraded Twitter platform. Meanwhile, the NFL’s stance on racial topics grew tremendously through national anthem protests, as leaders across the sport joined alongside the controversial issue.
In the world of social media, ‘Salt Bae’ overtook headlines seemingly overnight. The Turkish chef Nusre Gokce captured viewers’ attention with his signature salting maneuvers in early January.
During the Oscars in February, the most notable gaffe of the year occurred when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly opened the wrong envelope and announced the winner for a different category. Once all was said and done, “Moonlight” left the occasion with the award for Best Picture, rather than the gracious “La La Land” film from Jordan Horowitz.
At iPulse, we recognize the significance in taking time to appreciate all of the good in the world, so we ask for all of our loyal readers to cherish the world around you, for there is always hope beyond our struggles.
If we all do this, we will surely be able to conquer the rest of this year.