Quick Recap of 2015

The Top Everything of 2015!

Anonymous Attacks on France's Capital

On November 13, 2015, Paris was attacked by Islamic terrorists killing 130 people and wounding 368 by bombs and mass shootings. This was such a popular story because this attack made the Eiffel Tower shut off it's lights, which it has not done since 1889!

Pope Francis visits the United States!!

In September of 2015, Argentinian Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Begoglio, visited the United States, including Washington D.C, Philadelphia, and New York. Many fans traveled from far away to just get a glimpse of him, while he conducted masses and meet-ups. This was very important to many because he has not visited the United States since he has become the Pope.

Miss Universe 2015 host, Steve Harvey, announces wrong new Miss Universe!

On December 20, 2015, the host of 2015's Miss Universe, Steve Harvey, also known as the main host on Family Feud, crowned the wrong contestant, Miss Columbia, which was supposed to be Miss Philippines. Former Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, removed the crown off Miss Columbia and placed it onto Miss Philippines, sparking a lot of controversy over who was the rightful winner.

E. Coli Outbreak at Multiple Chipotle Restaurants

Throughout 2015, many complaints have been filed against the fast food franchise, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, for serving food that contained E. coli, poisoning customers, across the United States. This sparked a lot of news and media because Chipotle is such a well-known company who was thought to make great and healthy food.

Bill Cosby Finally Put in Jail, but Released on $1 million bail

On December 30 of 2015, famous comedian and actor Bill Cosby, surrendered to the authorities in Pennsylvania for sexual assault and abuse to over 50 women. Later that day, he was released on bail for $1 million. This is very important, even throughout history, because he has committed numerous crimes and has just since been convicted.

Best Companies that Marketed Themselves

Apple Inc. and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., both marketed themselves beyond fantastic throughout 2015. Both companies incorporated the word "quiet" into their marketing strategies to grab their target audience's attention. For example, the Toyota Tacoma offers a quiet a plush experience. Also, Apple describes that their new MacBook laptop does not have a fan, so the overall experience is luxurious.

Top Products of 2015

The BB-8 and the hoverboard has been the top hot products of 2015. The BB-8 has been bought by many customers for their love of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many people have been buying hoverboards throughout the year because it has been seen used by many celebrities.

Worst Products of 2015

The hoverboard and the Vert Wearable Jump Rate Monitor have been the worst products of 2015. While everyone loves the hoverboard, overcharging causes the hoverboard to overheat and possibly catch on fire, which has happened numerous times throughout the 2015 holiday season. The Vert Wearable Jump Rate Monitor has also been the worst product of 2015 because it just measures your leaps in the air.

Top 2 Movies of 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is the top movie of 2015. It features well-known actors including Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, to be Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. Its trailers have sparked so much attention to the crowd because many people love Star Wars. Another top movie of 2015 is Mad Max: Fury Road which received 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. It features Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy as its main characters.

Top 2 Musical Artists of 2015

The Weeknd and Adele have both been the top two musical artists of 2015. The Weeknd, born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record-producer. He made his way onto the internet by posting several songs on YouTube under the anonymous name of "The Weeknd." His album, "Beauty Behind the Madness," has sold several hundred thousand copies and stayed at Billboard's 200 Album Chart for several weeks. Adele, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins has been a famous musical artists for many years. In 2012, she opened up that she was getting vocal surgery which would force her to be silence for 3 weeks. This year, she release her album "25" which sold 3.38 million copies in it's first week.

Kanye West: Top Influential People of 2015 #1

Kanye West is one of the most influential people of 2015 for his popular songs incorporating different music elements and beats, turning them into chart topping music.

Oprah Winfrey: Top Influential People of 2015 #2

Oprah Winfrey is a top influential person of 2015 and is currently the only black female billionaire in the United States. As she was young, she lived in poverty enduring sexual and physical abuse. To this day, she owns 'The Oprah Winfrey Show" and is the founder of Harpo Productions. She is also the owner of the Oprah Winfrey Network and a weight-loss industry called the "Oprah Effect."

Tim Cook: Top Influential People of 2015 #3

Tim Cook is a top influential person of 2015 and is also the CEO of Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is the most valuable company on the planet and won the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award of 2015 where he went more in depth about his decision to come out. Currently, 2015 has been Apple's best year thanks to Tim Cook.

Evan Spiegel: Top Influential People of 2015 #4

Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snapchat, is one of the top influential people of 2015. He had an education at Stanford University and is worth $2.1 Billion as of August 2015. His app, Snapchat, is one of the top social media apps of 2015.

Jack Dorsey: Top Influential People of 2015 #5

Jack Dorsey is one of the top influential people of 2015 for his highly popular app, Twitter, which he is also the CEO of. Instagram is one of the best social media apps ever. He is worth $2.3 Billion as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is also a board member of The Walt Disney Company.

Anthony's New Year's Resolution

One goal I have made for myself, even though it is cliche, personally, I want to get into fitness and lose some weight by the summer time. Also, for my friends and family, my goal is to spend more time with them and less on electronics. For school and the outside world, my goal is to study harder and have fun in general.