2021: The Year That Was

By Areej Arif

The Seven Hills School—As we all saw this year, 2021 was full of ups and downs. Not only were we battling COVID, but we also had numerous political issues, like the storming of the capital, the inauguration of a new president, and so much more. Though many unfortunate events happened, many good things happened as well, like major leaps in slowing climate change and the creation of a COVID vaccine. Based on a Canvass survey and interviews, here’s a window into the impact 2021 left on our students.

Words to describe 2021: 

  • Extensive 
  • New 
  • Fulfilling expectations 
  • Depressing 
  • Chaotic 
  • Awful 
  • Controversial 
  • Fun 
  • Growth 
  • Hell 
  • Improving 
  • “No” 

Favorite/Most important news of 2021: 

  • Delta variant 
  • Omicron variant 
  • Kim and Kanye split 
  • Vaccines becoming available 
  • Biden’s inauguration 
  • Capital riot
  • Kanye West dropping his Donna album 
  • The Free Britney movement 
  • Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot 
  • Shawn and Camilla breaking up

Favorite jokes/memes/TikToks from 2021: 

  • How am I supposed to live laugh love in these conditions? 
  • Oh no our table … it’s broken
  • Face off ( The rocks song) 
  • Lit Crazy Movie 

Favorite things about Seven Hills from 2021: 

  • Homecoming 
  • Meeting new students / making new friends 
  • The freedom of being in high school 
  • Stress relief ponies 
  • Seeing friends 
  • Campus 

Least favorite thing about Seven Hills from 2021: 

  • Homework 
  • Masks
  • Exams (lots of people said this) 
  • Tests 
  • Lack of activism (environmental & diversity) 
  • COVID 
  • Stress 
  • Crammed schedule 

Favorite songs of 2021: 

  • Brutal – Olivia Rodrigo 
  • Better Days – Polo G, NEIKED, Mae Muller
  • Get You – Kali Uchis 
  • Stop Making This Hurt – Bleachers 
  • All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault) –  Taylor Swift
  • Hats Off – Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Travis Scott 
  • Nectar of the Gods – Lana del Rey 
  • Face off ( The rocks song) 
  • Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground – The White Stripes

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