Many people will never forget the happenings of the year 2010
By Brett Mejia ’13
Now that 2010 has nearly ended, it is time to reflect on events that have stood out to us.
2010 has been a year full of strife and togetherness, even in the wake of tragedy that has had its impact on our community and the world.
In the beginning of the year, two earthquakes destroyed towns and cities in Haiti and in Chile killing more than 300,000 combined.
The Brophy community came together, donating to a Haiti relief fund and rallying together to support the victims.
A month later the 21st Winter Olympics took place in Vancouver and with 82 nations competing for the gold medal.
Canada won the games with winning 14 medals and the U.S.A. came in third with winning nine gold medals.
Then came a very tragic loss for the Brophy community the passing of Robby Mayasich ’10. The Brophy community came together as a family and supported one another in this time of loss.
Mid-way through April an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico caused the largest oil spill in the history of the world lasting more six months.
The explosion itself killed 11 people and caused 4.4 million barrels of oil to spill into the ocean by the end of the disaster, according to Reuters.
During the summer, students enjoyed their vacation or took on the challenge of summer school.
Either way, the student body was captivated by the soccer World Cup.
Whether it was looking at live feed during breaks in the day or constantly checking online updates, the World Cup phenomenon made its everlasting impression.
In the blink of an eye, August came around and that meant school was only a few days away from beginning.
As school started, students got right to work and the 2010-2011 school year began.
Heading into October, Swiss engineers finished drilling the world’s longest tunnel that will connect Switzerland to Italy which is a huge accomplishment because it will make transporting tons of goods and supplies to different countries more accessible, according to MSNBC.
In addition, the 35.4 mile tunnel took over half a century to build and by the year 2017, the $10 billion project will debut as a passenger and cargo train tunnel, according to MSNBC.
In the same month, 33 Chilean miners were rescued after being trapped underground for 69 days due to a collapsed mining cave.
This miracle brought on a nationwide hope that was inspired by the miners will to survive.
“It brought the whole world together as we waited to safely remove the miners who were in danger,” said Scotty Koch ’13.
Now in December, students are looking forward to our winter break, but also preparing for the challenges of finals that brings a bit a relief once we get through them because it will mean the start of a new year.