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December 19, 2013
We’ve laughed. We’ve cried. And dare I say it: we twerked. This year was full of viral videos that we can’t forget, whether they are engrained in our brains or ears.
Here’s a list of the top five online articles and top five VoxTalk posts that kept Columbians wanting more.
Celebrity slip-ups and twerks are just a few things that made our list of hashtag-worthy moments from 2013.
What trivia were we most interested in this past year? It wasn’t history; that’s for sure.
At 2:49 p.m. on April 17, two homemade bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Runner Shelly Frazier, 42, of Columbia was on her way to a race recovery area when the blasts went off. What should have been a time of celebration for runners turned into a moment of horror.
America listened to "Radioactive" the most out of any other song on Spotify this year.
The issue of racial profiling returned to the media spotlight this year. In July, the wait for the verdict of the most prominent case of violence and race in 2013 ended.
After an eight-year lapse since its most recent studio record, French electronic duo Daft Punk dropped Random Access Memories.
Crop tops, high-low dresses and high-waisted shorts, 2013 brought many trends for the fashion forward.
June 26 was a big moment in history, especially for those in the LGBTQ community. The Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
Activists from these establishments touted the phrase, “I can’t survive on $7.35,” over local and national media and asked for a raise in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The demand was not met, which disappointed minimum wage workers everywhere.
With this motley crew, there were bound to be some shocking, hilarious and heart-wrenching moments on the small screen in 2013.
January brought much relief to hockey fans everywhere. After a four-month delay of games, the 2012-13 (more like 2013) season was finally under way. The NHL lockout eliminated half of the regular season and the whole preseason. Hockey didn’t make its way back to primetime until Jan. 6.
Columbia welcomed three new beverage hot spots this summer. Although International Tap House, Günter Hans and Blenders Smoothies + Juices introduced some variety to typical Saturday night bar hopping and midweek snacking, these places also caused some issues for indecisive orderers. Vox is here to help with a few suggestions of the most popular items at each watering hole.
Discover the history of Stephens College and its path toward returning to an all-female college.
Marina Shifrin knows how to go out with a bang.
Local businesses celebrate anniversaries in 2013.
White smoke floated from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on March 13 to signal after two days of conclave, the 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide had a new leader. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or Pope Francis, is the first non-European pope in the past 1,200 years.