Ringing in the new year with a race


New Year’s Resolution Race. art by Alice Yu

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For 45 percent of Americans, bringing in the new year calls for more than bringing out the noisemakers and watching the New York Times Square celebration; it’s also the perfect time to enact new goals through new year resolutions, according to the History Channel. To join in on the scramble to determine and maintain a new years resolution, this year Bearing News is hosting a New Years Resolution Race, starting on Jan. 1 and ending the last day before spring break commences, March 25. The hosts of this year’s New Years Resolution Race are Rochita Ghosh and Alice Yu.
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  • For the duration of the race, each contestant gets one free-pass; they can miss their resolution goal for one day without consequences. Once contestants use their free pass, they will automatically be ranked behind those who haven’t.
  • If contestants are still on track with their resolution by March, they get a prize. The contestant who keeps their resolution the longest gets an additional prize.
  • Check-up day will take place every Thursday, when we will calculate their points.
  • For each day they stick to their resolution, they receive one point. A free pass allows contestants to redeem a point, even when they did not fulfill their resolution for a day.
[/TS_VCSC_Fancy_List][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Here are the contestants!” google_fonts=”font_family:Cabin%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Siena Juhlin, freshman” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][TS-VCSC-Vimeo content_vimeo=”https://vimeo.com/150489845″][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Britton Stamps, sophomore” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][TS-VCSC-Vimeo content_vimeo=”https://vimeo.com/150484965″][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Audrey Milyo, sophomore” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700″][TS-VCSC-Vimeo content_vimeo=”https://vimeo.com/150633038″][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Divya Divya, junior” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][TS-VCSC-Vimeo content_vimeo=”https://vimeo.com/150456741″][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Shray Kumar, senior” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][TS-VCSC-Vimeo content_vimeo=”https://vimeo.com/150497794″][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Sydney Magee, senior” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700″][TS-VCSC-Vimeo content_vimeo=”https://vimeo.com/150500981″]Find out more about the history of New Year’s resolutions by looking here to see what the History Channel says.videos filmed by Alice Yu and Rochita Ghosh and edited by Cam Fuller
art by Alice Yu