Maggie Parham ‘22, Editor

Look how fast this year has gone by! 2021 has been an incredibly eventful year. Major political and economic events and iconic pop culture moments have made 2021 a year to remember.

After the mess that was 2020, 2021 was sure to be an interesting year, to say the least. Back in January, Joe Biden was sworn in as our 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris was elected as the first female Vice President. Later that winter, Covid vaccines were approved, and we began the path toward normalcy. At one point, Reddit users crashed the stock market as they invested in the failing video-game company, GameStop. A few months later, Amazon founder Jefferey Bezos launched himself into space. This is just scraping the surface of the national news that broke this past year,

Music, streaming, and movies made a big impact this year. The streaming service Disney+ released several award-winning Marvel series, including Wandavision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If?, and Hawkeye. Netflix’s Squid Game provided biting social commentary and was a huge success, becoming Netflix’s most successful show of all time. The #FreeBritney movement was incredibly prominent on social media, and Britney Spears has recently been released from her conservatorship thanks to the strong support. Movies like Jungle Cruise, The Suicide Squad, and Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings helped bring business to struggling movie theatres. In music. Taylor Swift re-recorded her album Red and Olivia Rodrigo topped the charts with her debut album, Sour. Without a doubt, these shows, songs, and films will contribute to 2021’s legacy.

Here’s to 2022 being even more fascinating and jubilant than 2021. Happy New Year Providence!