Editor reminisces on the good aspects of past year
As 2016 came to a close, I found myself surrounded by posts on social media and commentaries by my peers reiterating how awful of a year they thought it had been.
Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election furthered the political divide present in the United
States, while the deaths of several artists and monumental figures, including David Bowie, Muhammed Ali, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, left many feeling like they had lost a close friend.
However, not all was lost in 2016.
November 8 brought the historic election of women of color including, Attorney General Kamala Harris, Ilhan Omar, Catherine Cortez Masto and Pramila Jayapal, to governmental positions in the Senate, state legislature and Congress, according to “Eight Good Things That Happened in 2016” on nbc.com.
The good news does not stop there as The International Union for Conservation of Nature announced that the giant panda is not endangered as of 2016.
Also, who could forget the joy and jubilation of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series after a title drought of more than a century? (Okay, Indians fans could forget, that is who).
Unemployment also hit an all-time low since the recession in 2008, at only 4.6 percent as of November of this past year, according to “13 undeniably good things that happened in 2016” on pbs.org.
Finally, and most importantly, the moment we were all waiting for at last arrived: Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for his performance in The Revenant.
There will always be good and there will always be bad.
I am choosing to look for the good from now on and I urge you to join me.