Our four-year journey

Jessica Galloway, Editor in Chief

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A quick look at some of the moments that defined news, pop culture, and the personal lives of the class of 2017 during their high school careers.

2013 news events

  1. The class of 2017 enters high school as freshmen.
  2. The words twerking and selfie are added to the dictionary.
  3. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced their engagement.
  4. Nelson Mandela dies on December 5.
  5. Pope Francis becomes first Latin American Pope.

2014 news events

  1. Malayasian Flight disappears with no crash site, debri, or sign of any kind. The plane and all 239 passengers are missing to this day.
  2. ISIS becomes an international threat.
  3. McCann becomes the principal of Lee High and Feinberg is promoted to assistant principal.
  4. Jury fails to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown.
  5. President Obama restores relations with Cuba.

2015 news events

  1. SCOTUS votes to allow same-sex couples to marry nationwide.
  2. BRHS wins its third Blue Ribbon Award and AP students start receiving NMSI benefits.
  3. The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and Charleston Church Shooting  raises questions of terrorism, race relations, and islamophobia..
  4. Hillary Clinton becomes the first female presidential nominee for a major political party.
  5. China abandons its one-child policy.

2016 news events

  1. Harriet Tubman chosen to appear on the $20 bill.
  2. United Kingdom votes to Brexit.
  3. More than 50 women accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
  4. Killing of Alton Sterling sparks protests in Baton Rouge.
  5. As many as 188,729 homes in Louisiana are affected by the 1000 Year Flood.

2017 news events

  1. Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the U.S.
  2. 2 million people protest in the ‘Women’s March’ against Donald Trump.
  3. Class of 2017 graduates on May 15th.
  4. Jay-Z is inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  5. North Carolina repeals its bathroom law that restricted transgender use.
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