6 Things We Loved About 2014
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6 Things We Loved About 2014

This year has seemed to fly by just like the rest, so what about this year will be remembered?

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6 Things We Loved About 2014
John Noonan

As 2014 is slowly coming to an end and we begin to approach the unknown that is 2015, it brings us to reflect on the major things that we loved or loved to hate about this past year. There were several things that of course happened in the media, but only a few will stand out in years to come that will just scream, “wow that was totally 2014.” So what are they you may ask?   


The Ice Bucket Challenge: We were all scared for a time as to whether or not we would one day be tagged in a post which would either challenge you to pour ice over yourself, or opt out and donate $100 to help ALS.  With over 2.4 million tagged videos, the challenge was a huge success with over $100 million in total donations at the end of July this past year.  

FIFA World Cup: While this event happens every four years, the amount of pride and determination of the nation was at its peak during this year’s games. With each game came more excitement than ever before as we watched the USA team play each match. If you don’t remember much from the games, one thing that will undoubtedly be remembered is the never ending chanting of, “I believe that we will win.”  

National Championship: Speaking of winning, this year that is all the Seminoles have seemed to be able to do. It may feel like forever ago that we went to Pasadena, California and played the Auburn Tigers, but after that day Florida State was put on the map.  

Taylor Swift: Whether or not you shake it off to her song or want to just shake her off for good, it is hard not to fall in love with Swift’s new Pop album release. Even if you are not a fan or you are bitter that she is no longer a “country” artist, the new CD has plenty of catchy songs that are hard not to get stuck in your head.   

Ebola: What started out as a huge scare, suddenly became the butt of everyone’s jokes. Regardless of whether or not the morality behind the jokes was somewhat skewed, Ebola became more than just a sudden epidemic.   

Tuesday’s became a thing: What seemed to happen overnight, the song Club Going Up on a Tuesday became a lyric to almost every night, even if it wasn’t Tuesday. While many of us cannot exactly put into words what it is about this song that we enjoy about it, like many popular songs today, it does not matter.    


With this year coming to a close, there are many things that will be held close to our hearts that will remain as the highlights of 2014. While this year was undoubtedly one for the books, 2015 already has much promise, but regardless the one and only twenty fourteen was an overall success. 

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