We have entered a new decade and there are a bunch of new things to look forward to in 2020. Let’s go and talk about some of these things!
A medley of new movies:
There are a bunch of new movies coming out this decade. Some include, Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, Fantastic Beasts, Top Gun: Maverick, West Side Story, Junction, Mulan, Sonic the Hedgehog and lastly who’s excited for the new Fast and Furious 9! Some of these movies are new meaning this is the first movie and some are old meaning they are coming back with the next movie of many!
A newly opened Washington Monument:
In Washington DC they have been working on a monument for a while now because its so tall and it requires a bunch of work to get everything working and to make sure its safe for people to use. Its so tall there is an elevator in it so that you don’t have to walk up all those stairs. For almost three years it has been closed to the public while they have been getting a new security screening area and elevator system. People think it has been taking a long time but when it comes to elevators its always good to err on the side of caution. They say it should be back up and running for tourist in September!
TV like you’ve never seen it before:
This 2020 there will be a bunch of new TV show coming on! They will stream on streaming services like HBO, Peacock and more! Riverdale is a very popular show and it is spawning a spinoff with the CW's Katy Keene! Stephen kings: The Outsiders is going to be on HBO, Nine perfect strangers is coming to Hulu, and westwood fans be ready! Season three is coming back and will premiere on HBO in the spring. So get ready and be prepared for those to come out!!
The opening of Yahoo:
In 2006 yahoo invited people to place digital artifacts in a time capsule. They submitting tens of thousand files and they put them in the capsule and then they handed it over to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, for safekeeping. The plan is to open the capsule on Yahoo’s 25th birthday which is November 8, 2020.
A total Eclipse:
Who remembers the Great American eclipse? Well the Great South American Eclipse is coming! Eclipse watchers are planning to congregate to Argentina and stare up and watch it. It will shade the region on December 14 but it will only be there for a brief darkness. But that’s not the only thing that will be in the sky, The Geminid meteor shower will be up in the sky the night before and a special alignment of Jupiter and Saturn will be there a week later! So get ready for them they are coming!!!!
Historical anniversaries: There are a ton of historical anniversaries that have happened but there are some really important ones! Some include, January 10 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended World War I, August 18 is the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which recognized women's federal right to vote, September 6 will mark 400 years since the sailing of the Mayflower, November 28, 500 years ago, Ferdinand Magellan became the first European to cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Strait of Magellan, December will mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of legendary German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. So lets remember them and celebrate them!
A Saturated soccer scene:
The UEFA European Football championship will go down all around Europe this summer. Their final game will be at Wembley Stadium in London and that will happen in July. In South America the Copa América will also be doing it at the same time. These two major championships don’t usually fall in the same year but it is happening this year! Ever four years they happen simultaneously.
A new hope for Peanut allergy sufferers:
Every year the Cleveland Clinic counts down the most anticipated advances in medical technology. This 2020 there is a new immunotherapy treatment for peanut allergies. It won’t get rid of the allergy all together, but it will train people’s immune system’s to help avoid serious reaction to accidental exposures.
An innovative year in Dubai:
The glitzy Arabian City will host the 2020 World Expo and it will be happening for half of the year. It’s like the world’s fair and 192 countries showcase art, technology, science, and many other things. It will be in an area between Dubia and the northern border of neighboring Abu Dhabi. The theme’s of it is happiness and environmental stability.
A menagerie of new music:
This 2020 there will be a ton of new music coming out! Some new albums include, Cardi B’s new song “Tiger Woods”, Lana Del Ray’s song “White Hot Forever”, J. Cole’s song “The Fall off”, Ozzy Osbourne’s song “Ordinary Man” , and the 1975’s song “Notes of a conditional Form”. New album releases are coming out from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Haim, The Strokes, Pearl Jam, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Lady Gaga. Taylor swift, Celine Dion, Kenny Chesney, and Niall Horan are hitting the road to perform live music! So get ready for it all!
The next generation of video game consoles:
Who likes video games? Well there are two new consoles coming out, the PlayStation 5 and the XBox Series x. There are also some new games coming out, Halo Infinite and Hellblade 2 for the XBox, and a new Call of Duty and Final Fantasy for the PS5.
The baseball game of your "Dreams”:
On August 13th the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox will meet in the middle of the corn field in Dyersville, Iowa so that they can play a special “Field of Dreams:. Eight thousand fans will get to experience the full rural splendor in person. For everyone else there will be all kinds of special programming and events surrounding the game.
The rise of high-speed rails:
People are making high speed rails for people to travel on and some have already been made and up and running and some are in progress. They go 170- miles per hour and it cost $4..8 billion. The places they travel to are Victorville, California to Las Vegas, Miami to West Palm Beach and will eventually expand to Orlando, and last Houston to Dallas. The company headquartered in Redwood, Washington shelled out $223,000 in October 2019 to finish the project for 2020!
A bustling Broadway scene:
Some of the movies from 2019 are being remade and turned into stage musicals. Most of them will premiere on the Great White Way. Some that are coming are: 13 going on 30, The Bodyguard, The Devil Wears Prada, Some Like it Hot, 17 Again, Magic Mike and Bombshell. So get ready!
A new Decade:
According to CNN.com we have 10 years to get shape with the new trends, events, and questionable hairstyle choices that will always be a part of 2020. So let’s get to it! Happy 2020 hope its amazing!!!
Story by Sydney Dickson