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Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 21, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

Another Reason to Log Off How much time a week do you spend on social media? Have you ever noticed that your mood can sometimes be affected by your social media interactions? If so, you’re not alone. A recent study found that the percentage of U.S. teens and young adults who experience depression and suicidal […]

Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?
Mar 20, 2019

Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides you with an update on the looming problem of the Brexit deadline at the end of this month. Almost three years ago, in a move that shocked the world, the British people voted to break from the rest of the European Union (EU). Nicknamed “Brexit,” […]

Operation “Varsity Blues”
Mar 19, 2019

Operation “Varsity Blues”

You’ve probably been told your whole life what you need to do to get into a good college someday: study hard, get good grades, and give back to your community. At the same time, however, a recent court case has revealed that wealthy and celebrity families have been taking a shortcut through this process by […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Mar 15, 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Each March 17th, people of all cultures all over the world come together to celebrate Irish culture. We wear green, go to parades, attend church services, and eat corned beef & cabbage (and sometimes slurp down a “shamrock” shake, if you like green-colored milk). But how much do you really know about origins of the […]

A New Battle in Church vs State
Mar 15, 2019

A New Battle in Church vs State

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on a new Supreme Court case focused on the continuing question of freedom of religion and the Constitutional separation of church and state. You probably know that the First Amendment to the Constitution requires the separation of church and state. But what exactly […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 14, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

Claire’s Not Looking So Good If you’ve been to a mall in the U.S., you’ve probably been to a Claire’s. In case you haven’t, this retailer specializes in makeup, jewelry, and ear piercings marketed to teen and tween girls. But unfortunately for teenagers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently tested Claire’s makeup products and […]

CAREERS: Podcaster
Mar 13, 2019

CAREERS: Podcaster

Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? A podcast is a series of digital audio files that a listener can access on the internet and download, typically available as a series. The word “podcast” is actually a hybrid of two words: “iPod” (a brand of media player) and “broadcast.” They are usually free, and unlike radio […]

A New Election for North Carolina
Mar 7, 2019

A New Election for North Carolina

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the ongoing delay in the November election results for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Nearly four months after November’s midterm elections, one race is still undecided: North Carolina’s 9thCongressional District. In December, btw brought you the story of this complicated race and the suspected […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Mar 6, 2019

Stuff YOU Should Know

Cohen Takes on Trump On February 27, Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, gave shocking testimony before Congress, accusing the president of a series of lies in both his personal and professional life. According to Cohen, Trump knew about a meeting his son held with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential campaign, in which the Russian […]

Congress Challenges Trump’s National Emergency
Mar 5, 2019

Congress Challenges Trump’s National Emergency

Last month, btw brought you the story of the president’s recent controversial decision to declare a national emergency in order to gain the funding he needs to build a wall along the nation’s southern border. Since then, Democrats in Congress have passed legislation to block this from happening. But will it make a difference? Here, […]