2020 wasn’t all bad

Emma Conerly – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Although 2020 was a year filled with tension and disaster, not all of it was bad.

Despite being quarantined, many people still found ways to better 2020.

Media that would be originally inaccessible outside of its home, such as museums and musicals, were released for the public to see. For example, the hit play “Hamilton” was streamed on Disney+, and several museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, put their exhibits online.

Senior Lora Brassfield said, “For me 2020 was a time for experimentation and expansion of knowledge.”

Another success that the quarantine brought, was that animal shelters were experiencing higher rates of adoption, as well as lower rates of returns.

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The year 2020 was a good year for television and movies as well. The movie “Parasite” won four Oscars, becoming the first non-English movie to win the best picture.

 In addition, the documentary “Tiger King” united 64 million households at the peak of the pandemic.

The cast of shows “Big Mouth” and “Parks and Recreation” teamed up with Benefit Feeding America to raise charity money for those struggling in the pandemic.

“Parks and Recreation” released a quarantine-inspired reunion episode while the cast of “Big Mouth” performed a live table read.

Sophomore Andrew Dephhen said, “This year I finally got the chance to catch up on shows I would have never would’ve seen otherwise. My favorite show this year has been Stranger Things.”

Despite the problems we associate with 2020, there are still many good things that happened last year that we can be thankful for.