Recap 2022


Isaac Valenzuela

The year 2022 was divided, disconnected and included a war that brought chaos to two countries. So many events happened that it was a dizzying year. Below are some of last year’s biggest headlines.

January – The James Webb Space Telescope reached a new home, confirmed by  NASA reported in The remote observatory entered its final orbit around the second earth of Lagrange point.

February – Ukraine, an eastern European country and the second largest country next to Russia was attacked by Russia, Feb. 24, in Luhansk Oblast at 3 a.m. Its battle continues. reports that 180,000 Russian troops have been killed or injured. Casualties continue, going on a second year of war.

March – The wreckage of the Endurance Ernest Shackleton ship from 1915, was found March 5, in the Weddell Sea. reports that the ship was still intact two miles underwater because the ship was trapped in an ice pack. In the spring  the ship was slowly flooding. The crew survived. And the ship was found, 108 years later.

April – Ketanji Brown Jackson is the 116th Associate Justice of the  United States Supreme Court as reported in, filling the vacancy created when Justice Stephen Breyer retired.

May – An 18-year-old entered Robb Elementary School at 10:30 a.m. killing 19 students and two teachers, wounding 17 others, reported There were 376 police officers in the building who failed to stop the active shooter for an hour. 

June – In a controversial decision as reported in, a vote of 6-3 the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade making abortions illegal in the country causing an outrage.

July – Prime minister Shinzo Abe, President of the Democratic Party was killed July 18 at 11:30 a.m. while making a campaign speech reported Yamagami shot Shinzo from the back using a homemade gun. Shinzo was transported to the hospital and died. Yamagami was arrested for first degree murder.

August  – On August 8, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executed a search warrant at Mar A Lago residence of the 45th president Donald J.Trump to investigate. It was reported by that over 113 government documents were recovered, relating to nuclear-related FBI, CIA and NSA documents of national security interest.

September  – After 70 years of serving the monarchy Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96. It was reported by that the cause of her death was old age. Prince Charles will be crowned king of England.

October – It was reported by that after months of waffling lawsuits Elon Musk now owns Twitter. Closing a $44 billion deal he promised to make Twitter a more freewheeling place for all types of commentary in which Musk fired most of the old employees, CEOs and executives.

November – When China announces a zero COVID policy in which an unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping followed after protests erupted across china, reported in

December   – At the World Cup finals in Qatar, Argentina and France were the last two teams standing.  It was reported by that the results were 3-3 but on penalties. Argentina gained the upper hand by 4 points, Argentina won for the third time.