Then and Now: From 2012 to 2016


One Direction had a different look in 2012. Today, Zayn is the most talked about member of the group. (Flickr/Sara Hiscoe)


Zayn ditches One Direction and goes solo.

Damn Daniel is back at it again with the white vans, becoming one of the most viral videos of the year.


2016 proves to be the year of music after Drake (“Views”), Kanye West (“Life of Pablo”) and Beyoncé (“Lemonade”) all release albums.

The 90’s make a comeback with revivals of the “X–Files” and “Fuller House.”

The producers of “Gilmore Girls” announce a come back of the show via Netflix later this year. 

Music legends Prince and David Bowie both die.

After going big with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple announces they are going smaller once again with SE.

 Superhero films continue to dominate with “Batman v Superman,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Deadpool” “Suicide Squad” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

 Somehow billionaire businessman, Donald Trump, is running for the 2016 presidential race.

Things are highkey lit.

The Kardashian’s continue to be the family we all want to be keeping up with. 






“Dark Knight Rises,” “The Avengers,” “The Hobbit,” “Pitch Perfect” and the “Hunger Games” staring Jennifer Lawrence all premiered in the summer.

Obama beat Mitt Romney in the presidential election and was reelected for #4moreyears.

Remember Kony 2012? Nonprofit organization Invisible Children launched the campaign to stop the leader of the Lord Resistance Army and to #MakeKonyFamous.

Apple released the iPhone 5.

“The Artist” won five academy awards, including best picture making it the first silent film since 1927 to win such award.

 Tom Cruz and Katie Holmes file for divorce after six years of marriage.

 Prince William and Kate Middleton announced pregnancy with their first born George.

 Whitney Houston dies.

 Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcome daughter Blue Ivy to the world.

“Call me maybe” and “Gangnam Style” take over the charts.

The book “50 Shades of Grey” becomes everyone’s guilty pleasure.

“Yolo” was the motto to live by.


Angie DeRosa is life editor for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at She tweets @theangiederosa.

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