2010s decade biggest stories


The 2010s were filled with many newsworthy stories, some tragic and some celebratory. It was a decade we will never forget. Photo courtesy of Google Images.

Sophia Navarro, Co-Editor-in-Chief

It’s a New Year and a new decade.

The 2010s were filled with many newsworthy stories, some tragic and some celebratory. 

Let’s take a look at the 2010s biggest newsworthy stories.

Back in 2012 Barack Obama, the United States’ first black president was reelected.

His presidency was a victory for minorities. 

After Obama’s presidency came the election of Donald Trump in 2016.

These two presidencies changed how America viewed the president.

Another thing that changed the world was the technological advances in smartphones.

Both Apple and Samsung throughout the decade released bigger and more powerful smartphones.

At the beginning of the decade people were rocking their Blackberrys.

Today everyone has a touch screen phone with the best camera.

With this new technology came more social media outlets.

This decade saw the rise of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and many others.

These new forms of social media allowed society to communicate with friends and share our life with others.

With these new advances came new forms of streaming networks such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and more.

These streaming networks have changed the way people watch TV and also how awards, like the Golden Globes, nominates shows, performers, and movies. 

The content produced on these networks is being nominated in many different categories in award shows, changing the idea of “watching movies in a cinema.” 

Climate change also saw threatening shifts in the past decade and has reached an all time high. 

Many political figures and activists, such House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Greta Thunberg, who was named TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year, believe climate change is at an all time high.

Scientists believe that issues caused by burning of coal, oil, and gas could get far worse by the end of the century, according to CNN.

Many Americans fear not only climate change but also mass shootings.

More than 10 of the most deadliest shootings took place in this decade in places such as elementary schools, nightclubs, Walmarts, colleges, music festivals, and places of worship.

Even here in our Sun City, El Pasoans experienced first hand one of the deadliest mass shooting on August 3.

A large amount of shootings happened due to people’s views and beliefs.

Not only does this happen in shootings but more specifically in terrorist attacks. 

Following the events of 9/11, terrorism continued to take place.

Major attacks took place at the Boston Marathon in 2013 , a music venue, cafes and restaurants in Paris, France in 2015, on London Bridge and a crowded Barcelona street in 2017, and a nightclub in Orlando, Florida in 2016. 

Most of these attacks took place because of racist, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic views.

In 2015, one group of people got a major victory. 

In 2015, the legalization of same-sex marriage was approved by the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Same-sex marriage also became legal in 17 other countries including France, Argentina, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, and Australia.

This was a major accomplishment and advancement in society which was celebrated with much love.

Another celebrated moment was in 2016 when the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. 

The score was 8-7 in the 10th inning in Game 7.

Before the Cubs’ victory, they hadn’t won a World Series in 108 years – the last win was in 1908.

The Cubs will forever remember the 2016 World Series.

To end the decade, Washington was turned upside down with the House of Representatives voting to impeach Donald Trump.

Trump was under investigation for his interfering acts of threatening to withhold military aid to Ukraine if they didn’t investigate 2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s dealings in the Ukraine. 

In December 2019, Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached.  

The two articles brought to the House were abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

On December 18, the House voted to pass both articles and Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached, and history was made. 

This decade had many newsworthy stories with both uplifting and tragic news. 

It’s time to move forward in 2020.