2017: A Year of Ups and Downs

By: Kenia Gomez, Hazael Perez, and Mrs. Schmidt

To many of us, 2017 was a year like no other. As we turn the page into 2018, here is a look back on some of the news-worthy highlights…

National News:

  • The Women’s March – More than one million people marched across the nation in support of women’s rights and in protest of Donald Trump’s election
  • Three Major Hurricanes – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria swept through Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico
  • Las Vegas Shooting – 58 concert-goers were killed and hundreds more injured after a gunman opened fire at the crowd. It is the deadliest mass shooting in the United States.
  • NFL Protests During the National Anthem – Players across the NFL kneel during the anthem to raise awareness of inequalities
  • #MeToo Movement – Numerous women come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct of men in high profile positions, raising awareness of sexual assault against women

Local News:

  • North Park Elementary School shooting
  • News businesses added to the city – JCPenny, Golden Corral, two Aldi stores, and the expansion of Amazon’s operations
  • Approval of a plan for San Bernardino to exit bankruptcy

SBHS News:

  • SBHS soared to #2 in the district!!
  • SBHS was finally painted in our school colors of red and black
  • SBHS football field was updated
  • Cardinal City reclaimed the trophy from Pacific during our HOCO game!
  • The boys’ basketball team was awarded more than $8,000 from the San Bernardino PD fundraising group for good programs in the community

Notable Deaths:

  • Mary Tyler Moore – Actress best known for roles in ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ Age 80
  • Bill Paxton – Actor best known for roles in ‘Titanic,’ ‘The Terminator,’ ‘Aliens,’ and ‘Twister,’ Age 61
  • Erin Moran – Actress known for playing Joanie Cunningham on ‘Happy Days,’ Age 56
  • Chris Cornell –  Singer/songwriter for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, Age 52
  • Adam West – Actor known for playing Batman in 1960s TV show ‘Batman,’ Age 88
  • Jerry Lewis – Comedian, actor, singer, producer, screenwriter, and director,  Age 91
  • Hugh Hefner – Businessman and publisher of adult entertainment magazine ‘Playboy,’ Age 91
  • Fats Domino – Pianist and singer/songwriter, a pioneer of rock and roll music, Age 89
  • Roy Halladay, Major League Baseball player for Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, Age 40
  • Dick Enberg, Hall of Fame Sportscaster, Age 82

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