2018 Recap

What 2018 brought and what 2019 may bring

Emily Lemerand, Co Print Editor

2018 was one rollercoaster of a year with many events making it significant. Starting the year off, the #MeToo movement blew up social media when Harvey Weinstein (American film producer), was accused of sexual misconduct toward women for decades.

Midterm elections were held on November sixth, allowing the Democrats’ to have their biggest gain since the Watergate class of 1974. Republicans picked up two seats in the Senate, continuing to have the final say on the judicial and cabinet appointments. Democrats picked up forty seats, and regained control of the House.

In November, California recorded their most deadly wildfire. Fires were spread by strong winds, raging through thousands of acres and destroying over 10,000 structures-most of them being homes. Three firefighters were injured while 88 deaths were recorded.

According to the Washington Post, many smaller things made 2018 a year to remember, too, including that the U.S. economy grew greater than ever and voter turnout for the 2018 midterm elections had been the highest it has been in a century. In other news, the eighth spacecraft landed safely on Mars in November and The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1992.

A new year means new events making it an important year. According to the Farmers Almanac for the winter of 2019, it is predicted that it is going to be abnormally cold, long, snowy winter. As for the rest of the year, April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal. Summer will be slightly cooler as well. A total sun eclipse will occur on July 23, 2019.

It is predicted that the Yellowstone National Park will become very active this upcoming year and the earth’s poles are closer than ever to shifting. Lastly and weirdly enough, due to extreme weather and winds, people will eventually turn to building Roundhouses to protect themselves and their homes.

Time will only tell what events 2019 holds and which events will make this year as memorable and significant as the last.