2017: A Year in Review


From the changing of the guard at the White House…to natural disasters… to sexual allegations… to terror attacks that shook the globe, Warpath remembers the year’s biggest moments and looks forward to the new year. We polled students and from the 50 responses we received, we have chosen some of the most popular answers.

What was the biggest musical hit single this year?

Student say: “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee, Bodak Yellow, Cardi B

According to Time Magazine (via Spotify):

#1 “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran

#2 “Despacito (Remix),” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber

#3 “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee

Who was the most popular artist this year?

Students say: Post Malone

According to Billboard the most-streamed female artist: Rihanna

According to Billboard the most-stream male artist: Ed Sheeran

What was the most popular movie this year?

Students say: IT, Wonder Woman

According to Box Office Mojo:

#1 Beauty and the Beast-$504,014,165

#2 Wonder Woman-$412,563,408

#3 Guardians of the Galaxy-$389,813,101

What was the most popular Netflix series this year?

Students say: “Stranger Things”

According to Huffington Post: “Master of None”

What was the biggest world event that had the biggest impact this year?

Students say: Trump’s Inauguration & North Korean Missiles

According to Financial Times: Donald Trump’s Inauguration

What was the biggest national (US) news this year that had the biggest impact this year?

Students say: Trump’s inauguration, Las Vegas shooting, Sexual Assault Accusations

According to Chicago Tribune: International Women’s Day and the Women’s March on D.C.

What was the biggest sporting event/news/achievement this year?

Students say: Astros winning the World Series

According to Bleacher Report: The Super Bowl

What was the most popular food this year?

Students say: Raising Canes, Pizza, Avocado Toast

According to YouTube: Fried ice cream

What was the most popular hashtag this year?

Students say: #metoo & #senyolo

According to Short Stack: #birthday

What was the most viral photo or video this year?

Students say: Shooting star memes, “Catch Me Outside-How ‘bout that,” “Dont Ever Judge a Book by Its Cover”

According to CNN (via YouTube):

#1 Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” Kyle Hanagami Choreography

#2 Dude Perfect: Ping Pong Trick Shots 3

#3 Darci Lynne Ventriloquist Act on America’s Got Talent

What was the most popular slang this year?

Students say: Lit

According to USA Today: Fam

What was the most popular app this year?

Students say: Snapchat

According to USA Today:

#1 Bitmoji

#2 Snapchat

#3 YouTube

What have you taken away from this year?

Students say (summarized): Years go by really fast, every day is a new day, to be grateful

What do you hope for in 2018?

Students say (summarized): To have happiness and adventure, have world peace and fewer tensions, and for everyone to love more.


Warpath wishes everyone a Happy New Year! (PHOTO BY WISEMAN)