It’s beginning to feel like 2023


Yumnah Shoaib

Highlanders decking the halls with posters for the holidays.

It is hard to believe that 2022 is coming to an end, but let’s take a moment to reflect on what has transpired so far.

In January, Apple became the first publicly traded company to exceed a market value of $3 trillion. A life sentence was imposed on the three defendants convicted of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. As part of the Biden Administration’s efforts to combat COVID-19, 400 million N95 masks are being freely distributed to Americans.

In February, President Biden nominated District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat after Justice Stephen Breyer retired. The Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 23–20. In an order signed by President Biden, $600 million is provided to Ukraine for military assistance

In March, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which, among other provisions, prohibits teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten to third grade classrooms. The law went into effect on July 1.

In April, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest surpassed all historical records. Additionally, gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria were to be cut off by Russia.

In May, the Taliban ordered all women to cover their faces in public in Afghanistan.

In June, Queen Elizabeth II Celebrated her 70 Years On The English Throne. Following this, Roe v Wade was officially overturned in the Supreme Court.

In July, Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the new Supreme Court Justice. She was confirmed by a vote of 53-47 in April.

Olivia Newton-John passed away from breast cancer on August 8, 2022. In other news, US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced charges against four police officers for violating the rights of Breonna Taylor during a 2020 raid that resulted in her death.

In September, mere months are celebrating her 70-year legacy, Queen Elizabeth passed away on September 8, 2022.

In October, after decades of being imprisoned, Baltimore prosecutors said on October 11 that they had dropped the charges against Adnan Syed for the case of the murder of Hae Min Lee.

In November, mid-term elections took place on November 8, resulting in a Republican lead in the senate. Alternatively, in world news, the World Cup took place in Qatar with 32 participating teams.

In December, so far- the World Cup semi-finalists include Argentina, Croatia, France, and Morocco.