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2015: A year in review

Jake Elliott, Staff Reporter

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2015 was a crazy year. The terrorist attacks on Paris, the major earthquake in Nepal, and flowing liquid found on Mars just to name a few events that headlined this year.

The Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 may be the event that people remember this year for. The attacks by ISIS killed over 100 people and left hundreds more wounded.

NASA announced that flowing water had been discovered on Mars. This was a pretty groundbreaking discovery, even though frozen water had been found on Mars a few years prior.

Debris from Malaysia flight 370 washed up on the shore of Reunion Island on July 29. The plane has been missing since March 2014. Investigators are still looking for the remains of the plane.

In the sports world it was a very exciting year as well, with many surprises. Including the Chicago Cubs who made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

In October The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets four games to one in the World Series.  Winning it for the first time since 1985. Catcher Salvador Perez was named the most valuable player of the series with a .364 batting average and two runs batted in.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. shocked the world with his one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys in a November matchup. Beckham would go on to earn Offensive Rookie of the year, and pro bowl (NFL All-Star game) honors.

The New England Patriots captured their fourth Super Bowl with their thrilling 28-24 victory against the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback Tom Brady was named the the game’s most valuable player, throwing for 328 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers four games to two in the NBA Finals, on June 16. Forward Andre Iguodala was named the finals most valuable player; he averaged 16.3 points per game to go along with 5.8 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists per game in the finals.  

The Star Wars series will make it’s return this month as Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens comes out on Dec. 19. One of the most highly anticipated films of the year.

Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron which came out on May 1,  grossed a total of 174 million dollars. Which was surprisingly less than  the frat Avengers which grossed a total of 204 million dollars.

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