2018 Preview


With 2017 now over, here is what 2018 may hold for the world. The 2018 Winter Olympics are going to unite the world and feature great sporting events in Pyeongchang, South Korea. These games will be held in February, but will not feature Russia after an unprecedented ban due to a doping scandal.


2018 may be the year for movies as CNN reports that blockbuster high quality movies like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will light up 2018. Want to watch musicals instead? Well, be sure to check out the Frozen musical on Broadway as the hit movie takes on the mainstage. Want to watch shows all year long? You might be in luck as new thrilling shows like Black Mirror will take over your televisions (or new iPhones).


2018 will be a “hugeeeee” year as the midterm elections will reveal if Americans approve or disapprove of President Trump’s time in office. He essentially has control of the Supreme Court. However, will the Democrats finally have a meaningful presence, and take back control of the House of Representatives and/or the Senate? After all, there is not too much time left before the 2020 presidential election, which holds some interesting prospects.


In terms of sports, what does 2018 hold for the fans? The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is sure to fire up those soccer (or should I say football?) fans. Soccer fans certainly will anticipate Lionel Messi of Argentina’s potential to dominate the reigning champions of Germany, and even battle with the other 30 teams for one title. Will Neymar lead Brazil to its record sixth championship or will Russia utilize its home field advantage and make some noise?


Not too much of a soccer fan? Maybe you will witness another historic win by Tom Brady’s Patriots? Perhaps a Stanley Cup win for the Islanders, who potentially may be hot in their old cold home? In addition, you can witness a royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.


10th grader Chris Grillo wants to see “greater social equality” for everybody. Similarly, junior Dylan Rehman is looking forward to an improvement in the “quality of life, such as a better healthcare system.” Another eleventh grader, Eric Bell, is excited for his “start of senior year and football season.” What are you looking forward to?


2018 truly has lots in store for us. Let’s live it before 2019 gets here.