Summer Recap

Zyaria Hatcher, MVcurrent Writer

Most people can agree that this year has been a very difficult one. This summer will most definitely go down in history. From the pandemic, to natural disasters, it seems like there is always something new happening. Many lives were lost, people were unemployed, and for a period of time, every state was under some form of quarantine, even if not every citizen followed the rules. As of September 4th, there are 26.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 869,000 deaths as well. 

Things took another drastic turn with the murder of George Floyd, and the protests that erupted in the wake of his death. George Floyd was killed after the police officers were called on him for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Floyd’s death triggered many protests across the country against police brutality and racism. 

“When the news story about George Floyd’s death first came out, I was beyond shocked and enraged that another life had been taken at the hands of the police,” said Gabriella Corrales, 12. 

Furthermore, there were the Australian bushfires that burned tens of millions of acres from September 2019 to the start of june 2020, killed 34 people, and caused the death of nearly one billion animals. This summer is by far an unforgettable one. Hopefully 2021 will be an easier year for us, but for now let’s just hope that the rest of 2020 won’t be as terrible. 

“I can say that 2020 has probably been the worst year,” said Angel Acosta, 12.” Nothing has gone right this year, so many lives have been lost, and It does not seem to be getting any better.”