Looking Back

2015: A Year in Review


Star Wars: The force awakens

The seventh Star Wars movie released broke box office records before it even came out, shattering the precedent set by Jurassic World, an earlier 2015 movie

inside out

Disney's inventive film about a young girl and the emotions that guide her through life was considered by some to be the best Disney movie yet

best products of 2015

Google Cardboard

In a stark contrast to expensive virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift, Google came out with a cheap, simple way for many to experience virtual reality. They also put a feature into Youtube that allows you to view videos with Cardboard on.

Grand Theft Auto V

Breaking 7 Guinness world records is no simple feat, yet the fifth installment of the Grand Theft Auto series pulled it off. The developers brought the sprawling city of Los Santos to life to create a realistic and entertaining game.

Biggest Sports Stories of the year

best artists of the year

Kendrick Lamar

2015 saw Kendrick's release of the critically acclaimed album, To Pimp a Butterfly. With many hit tracks like Wesley's Theory, Blacker the Berry, and King Kunta, this was the definitive rap album of the year.

Tame impala

Similar to Kendrick, Tame Impala also released an album this year, Currents. Instead of being rap, their songs were of a genre called psychedelic pop. Currents was nominated for and won "Best Album of the Year" from the WAMI awards.

biggest entertainment stories of the year

2015's most influential people

Vladimir Putin

By not playing nice with other world leaders, as well as his decision to annex Crimea as a part of Russia, Putin has both given pride to Russian citizens while also making other countries nervous. Will he lead us World War III or simply make Russia great again? No one can say.

Elon Musk

As the CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk has done a lot to increase the viability of alternate energy sources. In 2015 he released a battery that helps store solar energy for use on rainy or cloudy days.

Pope francis

The new Pope has done great things not only for the Church, but also the world. By allowing reinterpretation of long-standing beliefs held in regard to homosexuality and divorce, Pope Francis has revitalized the Catholic community worldwide.

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is the director of films like Inception and Interstellar. Time magazine called him a "philosopher of the screen".

Malala Yousafzai

Malala is only 18 years old, yet she has already received the Nobel Peace Prize and Time magazine's Person of the Year. She has continued her fight for the right to education for girls in the Middle East.

my new years resolutions

personal improvement

i want to improve my wrestling skill and stay undefeated in the season.

family and friends

Spend more time with my brother before he goes to college.

school and the outside world

Bring up my math grade and get an A in Spanish.