To briefly recap:
Myanmar, ruled by the military for decades, elects the Nobel peace laureate and leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi, as head of Myanmar's government. Lebanon finally has a president, after 45 failed attempts by the country's parliament to vote and 2.5 years without a head of state. Gambia voted out a dictator. Gambia and Tanzania banned child marriage. Pakistan passed a law against honor killings. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño signed a peace treaty ending Latin America's longest war. Non-violent protests helped to impeach South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. India planted 50 million trees in one day. West Africa is ebola-free. Sri Lanka eliminated malaria. In the United States the high school graduation rate is at its highest, and the unemployment rate is the lowest in 10 years.
The Cubs finally won the World Series. Juno made it to Jupiter. Scientists found an Earth-like planet 4.2 light years away. Hawaii boosts the largest, protected marine sanctuary in the world, a total of 582,578 square miles.
Lastly but not least, my father accepted a prestigious position with SOFIA, my sister got engaged, and I am months away from graduating law school.