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Coming into 2018, a lot of things are changing. With a new year comes many firsts for some and many lasts for others. 2017 was a year of controversy, upsets, and sad times for everybody around the world. I think that with it being a new year, we should take a look back at what was a year to remember.

This past year was definitely a year of controversy. With the election and inauguration of our current president.  Some of this included: the President included abortion, gay marriage, and the overall decisions he made whether they helped or benefited the country. Racial rights flared up again this year with a lot of people kneeling during the national anthem to protest. Although this is a very controversial topic, many team owners, general managers, and coaches have cracked down on this practice.

Sports were crazy in 2017. Football started off the year with some crazy games. College football was a huge story in 2017 as Clemson took the crown from long time dominator Alabama. The NFL followed that up with the Super Bowl. The Atlanta Falcons blew a 21-3 halftime lead to the New England Patriots and lost by six in overtime. The NBA Championship title was reclaimed by the Golden State Warriors after losing the year before the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors dominated the series beating the Cavaliers in 5 games 4-1. Kevin Durant won the finals MVP while averaging 35.2 points, 8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists in the series. Russell Westbrook, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, also took the league by storm. He notched 42 triple doubles passing the long-time single season record held by the legend Oscar Robertson. Robertson had held this record since 1962. This single season performance earned Westbrook his first ever league MVP award. The MLB ended the year off for championships in athletics with the World Series coming down to The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Astros defeated the Dodgers four games to three winning their first national championship. George Springer won the series MVP award. He had an outstanding World Series performance tying Reggie Jackson for 5 home runs in the World Series. Reggie has held this record since 1977.

While 2017  had its great moments for many people, it also had sad and hurtful times. Many lives were lost in the Las Vegas shootings. Over 1,200 lives were lost in the floods and landslides of South Asia. Over 6 million lives were affected by these storms. There were lots of reasons for death in 2017 and I can’t even begin to understand the sorrow in the hearts of their loved ones.

As we have worked through the year of 2017 year and are entering into 2018, we set new goals and try to make this year better than the last. 2017 had it’s fun times and it’s sad times, but now we are looking forward to 2018. Who knows? Maybe at the end of this year it will be known as “Twenty GREATeen.”

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  1. McKayla Thompson on January 15th, 2018 10:01 am

    Great article Kaleb! It is weird to look back and think that all of this happened in just one year. I hope this year goes more smooth, and I hope it does not bring so much terror and sadness.

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  2. Dixon M Collins on January 15th, 2018 11:06 pm

    It’s amazing what just one year can bring. As you said, there were many changes and accomplishments throughout the year. I like how you explained the different events that took place last year. Great article!

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