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Here’s to the end of this issue. And here’s to the end of the decade.

The 2010s Are Toast

Story Stephanie Wilson

December, 2019

Three cheers to the end of the decade. And what a decade it was. We don’t like to dwell on the past, but as the saying goes (although who said it first is up for debate): It’s ok to look back at your past, just don’t stare. 

And you should definitely
glimpse at this list we’ve compiled of random things that happened in the last 10 years.

2010: Justin Bieber is discovered
on YouTube.

2011: “I’m tired of pretending I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars” is said by Charlie Sheen, who also decribes himself as a warlock with tiger blood, on the Today show.

2012: The world does not end, as the Mayan calendar predicted. 

2013: “Selfie,” “FOMO,” and “twerk” added to the Oxford online dictionary.

2014: Beyoncé’s sister Solange starts swinging at Jay-Z in an elevator after the Met Gala, inspiring the “Flawless Remix” lyrics “Of course, sometimes shit go down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”

2015: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s
Hamilton is the hottest-selling ticket on Broadway.

2016: The US did not elect its first
female president.

2017: #metoo enters the lexicon.

2018: Voter turnout in the midterm
elections is the highest in a century.

2019: Two Fyre Festival documentaries drop the same week, and no one can get enough. Rumors of a series, a memoir, and more are still swirling. 

Now let’s get on with the 2020s already. The future so bright, we gotta wear shades. 

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