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2020 Won? The Canceled Year That Came Before 2021

Is 2021 a fresh start?
by The reportr team
Dec 30, 2020
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The year unlike no other, 2020, is ending and the world is welcoming 2021 with nervous hope as the coronavirus lurks and mutates. You've probably seen the memes, read "2021" out loud, it sounds like 2020 won.

The virus turned humanity into mask-wearing hermits, unable to touch friends and family. Life may never return to the pre-pandemic world order but if there's one thing 2020 taught us, no matter how much reality mirrors sci-fi, we will find ways to survive, evolve and thrive.

Reportr was born out of the need to explain this new world we live in with a Gen Z lens and throughout the seemingly unending quarantine, there was no shortage of stories of hope and grit. Here are our 2020 yearenders:

Year 2020: The 20 Biggest News and Black Mirror Moments

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January 1, 2020 was the start of a new decade which the world welcomed with higher hopes. When the days and months rolled in, things got so unbelievable and in rapid succession that it drew comparisons to hit Netflix sci-fi series "Black Mirror."

2020 in 20 Words According to Gen Z: Ayuda, Mañanita and More

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In one word, what defines 2020? For lexicographers at Collins Dictionarylockdown is word of the yearFor Merriam-Webster, this year was all about the pandemic. In 20 words, here's the year 2020 for Gen Z.

Goodbye 2020, Hello Future (What Does it Look Like?)

The year 2020 has not only changed life for us, it's also shaping our future. Find out what 2021 has in store for how you use money, how you socialize and how you move.

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Viral Stories of 2020: What We Can't Stop Talking About

Facebook/RC Cola Philippines

You would know by now that 2020 has been a wild ride filled with unexpected twists and turns. There ws a runaway ostrich, a white sand beach on Manila Bay, a general calling out actress Liza Soberano and THAT commercial from RC Cola that jolted your brain.

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Why TikTok Ruled the Philippines and the World in 2020


TikTok exploded in 2020 as quarantined Filipinos found an outlet for their creativity and later on, political views. The Chinese video-sharing has earned its spot beside Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on millions of smartphone home screens.

2020 Was the Worst, Here's How Filipinos Got Through with Grit

Courtesy of Ma. Lydia "Arly" Torio
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The year 2020 saw the entire planet grieve the loss of lives, jobs and the old normal. For many Filipinos whose stories we covered, they survived and thrived on pure grit. By persevering through the worst possible year, they inspire fellow Filipinos to do the same and look towards 2021 with hope.

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