2020: An overview

What to look forward to in 2020

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The 2020 Olympics will take place in Tokyo, Japan this year

Hailey Gonsalves, Staff Writer

With an eventful January having come and gone, the next 11 months are shaping up to be exciting ones. 2020 will be a year to remember, and while much remains unforeseen, here’s what we know about the upcoming year so far: 

 

2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan

From flipping awesome gymnasts to an eleven-year-old British skateboarder, the 2020 summer Olympics will be a time to remember. Not only are the athletes amazing, but this year the Olympic committee will be introducing a hydrogen-powered torch, which will not emit any carbon dioxide while being burned. This torch is intended to help spread awareness of environmental issues in Japan. 

 

The 2020 presidential elections

The U.S presidential elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. This year’s elections will mark the 59th quadrennial presidential election. Will current president Donald Trump go on for another term? 

     

The 2020 Mars mission

NASA is planning on launching a Mars rover on July 17th, 2020. It will touch down on Mars on February 18th, 2021. The rover will study the terrain, and determine if we will be able to live on Mars in the future. The NASA scientists also are planning to collect samples of Mars’ rocks and send them back to earth. 

 

Music, TV, and Movies

Music

Chart-topping songs of 2020 so far:

 

  • Yummy by Justin Bieber 
  • Rare by Selena Gomez 
  • Highest in the Room by Travis Scott
  • The Box by Roddy Rich 
  • Morrow by 070 Shake 

 

 

TV

Here are some of the top and currently airing TV shows of 2020:

 

  • The Good Place: Season 4
  • Work in Progress: Season 1
  • BoJack Horseman: Season 6
  • Mr. Robot: Season 4

 

 

Movies

There are several movies that will be coming out in 2020, but these seem to be curating the most buzz:

 

  • Mulan live-action version
  • Fast and Furious 9
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Legally Blonde 3
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife 

 

 

Fun Facts

  • There will be a full moon on October 31st, 2020, meaning Halloween will be more spooky than ever before. Don’t let the werewolves get you! 
  • 2020 is a leap year. Some twenty-year-old you know may be turning five. 
  • Remember the total solar eclipse in 2017? Another one is predicted to pass over Argentina in December 2020. 
  • Many of the National Holidays fall on Fridays and Saturdays, such as Independence Day (Saturday), Christmas (Friday), Halloween (Saturday), and Valentine’s Day (Friday).