2013 Year in Review: Staff picks top events, people, trends of past year as 2012 comes to close

Rachel Cannon, Staff Writer

Dance Moves

  • Gas Pedal
  • Harlem Shake
  • Twerking

Headline News

  • The government shuts down for 16 days.
  • Evidence of the use chemical warfare is discovered in Syria.
  • Massive wildfire affects Yosemite National Park.
  • Bomb goes off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Newsmakers

  • Miley Cyrus twerks at the VMAs — her music video for “Wrecking Ball” causes controversy.
  • Royal baby, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, arrives.
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby is named North West.

Trending Topics

  • Videos are posted on a new social media, Vine.
  • Anonymous questions are given on Ask.fm accounts.
  • Chevron pattern becomes popular in clothing and accessories.
  • Vineyard Vines, Lilly Pulitzer and other preppy clothes reach the closets of many Blue Valley students.

Sports

  • Royals’ winning percentage is .531.
  • Chiefs go undefeated for nine wins.
  • Sporting KC stands second in the Eastern Conference in their regular season and advances to the final match in the MLS Cup.

Top Moments at BV

  • New football stadium is built and opened at Blue Valley.
  • BV Relay For Life ranks 10th in nation from combined money raised.
  • BV loses power at 9:45 a.m. causing school to be let out at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 29.
  • Fence is put up around mobiles — students can no longer enter the school through mobile doors.
  • A controversial Tiger TV episode sparks the #freejosh movement.