What we will remember most 2018 – 2019


Well, the end of days is near. The third annual “Ursus” End-Of-Year Poll has been distributed and answered. Below, we see the responses to the questions and a little information on the most voted response. Around the photos, you will see small blurbs of the answer that won.

Late Night TV-Show of the Year
Jimmy Fallon keeps his shows fresh every weeknight, with a catchy intro song, and memorable guests every week. Fresh from his days on SNL, Fallon took the wheel from Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, and gave “The Tonight Show,” a new look, with his witty and silly personality, and fun with celebrities in famous moments such as “Mad Lib Theatre,” lip syncing, and political humor.
— Henry Carson
“The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon 35.8%
“Late Late Show”with James Corden
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver
“The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert
“Late Night” with Seth Myers

Sporting Event of the Year
A tie has happened in our sports most memorable category. First, the New England Patriots won the Super bowl… again. Brady, Belichick and company won their sixth ring since 2001, this time crushing the Rams in a very boring Super Bowl, the thoughts of many said. Then, we get to what could be the greatest comeback in the history of sports, Tiger Woods. After battling problems personally and professionally, the all-time great returned to win the Masters, coming from behind to win, and allowing him to continue his chase of Jack Nicklaus for the most major championships.
— Finnegan Courtney
The Patriots win the Super Bowl again 29.2%
Tiger Woods Wins Masters and completes
comeback 29.2%
Virginia wins their first NCAA Championship
Clemson’s all-time upset of Alabama
The Red Sox get another World Series title
Man City beats Liverpool

Song of the Year
“I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road, i’m gonna riiiiiide ‘till I can’t no more.”
“Old Town Road” has been heard being sung by tons of middle schoolers around Bedford. This song can be sung by anyone, with a section with and actual melody, followed by a rap. With its catchy lyrics and great tune, this song is the perfect mix of country music and hip hop.
—Alex Gaines
“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X 29.2%
“Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
“bad guy” by Billie Ellish
“Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott
“Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith
“Happier” by Marshmello
“Mo Bamba” by Sheck Wes

Movie of the Year
Who doesn’t like a big-time superhero movie that seals a franchise? “Avengers: Endgame “broke records and broke the hearts of fans with its ending. The Avengers franchise will go down as one of the biggest ones in history and “Endgame” did not let people down with its conclusion, from big battles to big deaths, it was a final victory lap for a beloved franchise.
– Finnegan Courtney
“Avengers: Endgame” 61.3 %
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Captain Marvel”
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelwald”

App of the Year
Voted as the “Ursus” App of the Year again, Youtube is perennially popular with middle schoolers. The open video forum lets kids watch videos produced by anybody, from a celebrity to an obese animated bunny. This past year, one of the biggest trends to come out of this application is the PewDiePie vs. T-Series craze, among other similarly popular videos and creators. It was the best app of this year, and probably will be for years to come.
—Ko Seltzer
Youtube 39.6%
Tik Tok

Game of the Year
Of all the games that have happened in recent years, “Fortnite” continues to be one of the best and most loved. This game is action packed – and its creator, Epic Games, keeps coming out with new storylines, skins, and more. The game grown very much over time and has blossomed new modes, more users, and constant map changes. This game has been an absolute hit among middle schools.
—Mack Haymond
“Fortnite” 34.9%
“Clash Royale”
“NBA 2K19”
“Apex Legends”
“Red Dead Redemption 2”
“Madden Overdrive”
“MLB The Show 19”

Trend of the Year
Arguably the biggest meme of the year, and without a doubt the most controversial, Youtube superstar Pewdiepie, the creator on the platform with the most subscribers, Pewdiepie has long reigned over the Youtube community. However, Indian bollywood record label T-Series has since risen to PewDiepie’s sub bot, causing the two fanbases, and unfortunately nations, to fight. Whether you say T-Series has taken the lead thanks to sub-bots, the Youtube algorithm, or that they just have better content, this has gone down into the history books, and not just those of Youtube.
—Henry Carson
PewDiePie v. T Series 33%
James Charles
Sicko Bamba

TV Show of the Year
“Saturday Night Live,” One of the most legendary comedy shows of all time was voted the best TV show of the year by BMS students. Over it’s length 45-year run on Saturday nights on NBC, it has won several Emmy awards for cast members and the show itself, including for current cast member Kate McKinnon.
—Finnegan Courtney
“Saturday Night Live” 33%
“The Good Place”
“Modern Family”
“The Umbrella Academy”
“New Amsterdam”
“Star Trek: Discovery”
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

Meme of the Year
Big Chungus might sound differently than it seems.This popular meme actually is just a video from the 1941 cartoon “Wabbit Twouble” starring the innocent Bugs Bunny, the cartoon character first appearing in the 1940s. Bugs Bunny blows up in a way, becoming the “Big” Chungus we know. Big Chungus has been edited to appear on fake video games for consoles such as PlayStation and XBOX, and is surely one of the most popular memes of the year.
—Alex Gaines
Big Chungus 27.4%
World Record Egg
Hit or Miss
Country Roads, Take Me Home
Dwight Schrute
Sicko Bamba
The Sonic Movie
Will Smith/Aladdin Genie

News Story of the Year
As many know, a terrible fire broke out at the great and historic Notre Dame cathedral in April, gluing people to their televisions to see what had happened to the holy Catholic cathedral and if the building would survive. Fortunately, it was able to survive but with heavy damage leading to ongoing rebuilding efforts.
­—Finnegan Courtney
The burning of The Cathedral of Notre Dame 35.8%
The release of the Mueller report
The government shutdown in late 2018
The New Zealand mosque shooting
Sri Lanka bombings on Easter
Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination
Brexit crisis

New Expression of the Year
Spilling the tea: it means literally spilling a hot beverage out of teacups and also spilling secrets to others. It became popular last year as a term for exactly what I just said, along with secret or private stories and is for sure, a popular new expression.
—Finnegan Courtney
Spilling the ‘tea’ 27.4%
_______ dies in Endgame
Go crazy, go stupid
Full send

Celebrity Passing
Whether you’re a fan of Marvel’s movies or comics or not, Stan Lee is a household name. Not just the creator of marvel comics along with Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby, Mr. Lee created universes, multiverses, of characters and worlds, which leapt from the pages and screens for decades. Not only did he create world famous characters such as Spiderman, Iron Man and Ant-man, he has been seen in each MCU movie since Iron-Man, his last being “Endgame.” He deserves this spot on the list, and BMS recognizes that.
—Henry Carson
Stan Lee 39.6%
George H.W. Bush
Aretha Franklin
John McCain
Kate Spade
Mac Miller

Staff Collection
The Center Spread as it appeared in the June Issue