Things you forgot from 2014

Flap, flap, DAMN IT.

Flap, flap, DAMN IT.

Ana Perez, Staff Writer

  1. Frozen

Even though Frozen was released late 2013, it REALLY wasn’t SUPER popular until early 2014. So that’s why it’s on this countdown. It was a pretty average Disney movie (We have a hero, who has to overcome an obstacle and fixes some sort of relationship). It can claim its fame because of the “amazing” sister relationship there is, even though there are other movies (such as Lilo and Stich) that show a much stronger and greater relationship between sisters.

  1. The Star Wars trailer

The “Force” was awoken with the release of the teaser  trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. After about a year of rumors surrounding the release and the content of the movie, the first look at the movie, sent the masses into nostalgia and wonder (A TRIPLE LIGHTSABER?????!!1?).

  1. Marvel Confirms Phase III

After the premiere of “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Marvel created what could be called a small “Marvel-Con” where they unveiled their plans for the next six years. In the long list of announcements Marvel confirmed the next three movies will be “Thor: Ragnarok”, “Captain America: Civil War”, and “Avengers: Infinity War” as well as new stand alone movies for lesser known characters (Captain Marvel).

  1. Flight 370

Last year on March 8, 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, despite all odds. The aircraft has still not been located, but numerous search procedures have been taken to find the 239 missing passengers.

  1. Robin Williams

Part of the saddness felt in 2014 was contributed by the death of the talented Robin Williams. The man who single-handedly made everyone laugh, lived a less than cheerful life and everyone was heartbroken at the news of his death.

  1. “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!”

In the middle of last year Ferguson police murdered Michael Brown, and suddenly the nation became aware of the extent of police brutality towards the people of Ferguson, Missouri (tear gas, tanks, blatant racism). Suddenly, it became clear that “Liberty and Justice for all” was actually “Freedom and Justice for the priviledged.”

  1. Ebola

Three-fourths of the way into 2014 there was a sudden outbreak of Ebola, and suddenly everyone was in a frenzy, mostly because tourists who were in Africa were returning home and were carriers of the disease. There were only about 4 actual cases of Ebola in the U.S. according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), and the panic settled down after the masses were informed of the very low possibility of contracting the disease.

  1. FIFA 2014

One by one we watched soccer teams that represented their countries be eliminated. But among the things we won’t forget about the World Cup last summer was the sudden amount of interest in soccer, and Brazil’s incredible 1-7 loss against Germany.

  1. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Summer of 2014 included several hundred people dousing themselves in thousands of gallons worth of ice-water for awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or ALS as it’s more commonly known). Of course, somewhere in the midst of splashing the meaning of the challenge was washed away and people became ignorant of its original purpose.

  1. Flappy Bird

How could we ever forget Flappy Bird with all the anger and broken iPhones it produced? Of course then it was removed from the app store (or Google Play for Andriod users) and people freaked out. In the midst of the chaos there were individials who saw an opportunity to make money and so they sold their phones or tablets that had Flappy Bird installed on it for more than their original value.