All of 2011: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Alexis Javay Frye, Student Life Editor

2011 had many high and low points. Many events affected the students and staff of North Point either positively or negatively. Many students were overall happy with 2011. “It was filled with a lot. Overall it was great,” said Lexi Reed (’15). To wrap up the year that was, the Eagle Eye has compiled a list of the best movies, CDs, TV shows, and moments of 2011.

Best Movies:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
  • The Help
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Hangover Part II
  • Bridesmaids
  • Straw Dogs
  • Friends with Benefits
  • Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I

Best CDs/Music:

  • Take Care – Drake
  • Vices & Virtues – Panic! at the Disco
  • Torches – Foster the People
  • 4 – Beyoncé
  • Watch the Throne – Jay-Z

Best TV Shows:

  • Doctor Who
  • Bad Girls Club
  • Modern Family
  • Glee
  • Basketball Wives
  • Beavis and Butthead
  • Criminal Minds
  • Jersey Shore
  • Up All Night
  • The Regular Show
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Once Upon A Time
  • The Tiny & Toya Show

Best Moments:

  • The reveal of Beyonce’s pregnancy
  • President Obama’s press conference announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden
  • The Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William

Worst Movies:

  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  • A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Worst CDs/Music:

  • Rebecca Black
  • I’m Happy – Lil’ B
  • Rihanna – Talk That Talk
  • Blueslide Park – Mac Miller

Worst TV Shows:

  • Saturday Night Live
  • MadTV
  • Degrassi
  • Teen Mom
  • 16 and Pregnant

Worst Moments:

  • The Sandusky Penn State abuse scandal
  • The death of Steve Jobs
  • Herman Cain’s rise, and rapid fall, in politics

Out of all the events that happened during 2011 there were only two events that were both positive and negative in the opinions of students and staff. Those events were Hurricane Irene and the late summer earthquake. “I was glad we missed a day of school,” commented Benjamin Kettner (’13) on Hurricane Irene.

Many students ended the year with positive thoughts and overall enjoyed 2011 and all it had to offer. “It was hard, but there were laughs, love and good memories and people that I met which made the year great,” said Vicky Park (’12).