Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on May 22, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trade Standoff With China Continues Last year, Election Central brought you the story of the ongoing tariff standoff between China and the United States. (To recap: Trump, who feels that China has an unfair trade advantage over the U.S., has continually raised tariffs on Chinese goods coming into the United States. China, in the meantime, […]

To the Moon by 2024?

To the Moon by 2024?

Posted on May 21, 2019 in United States | No Comments

Fifty years after NASA first landed astronauts on the Moon, they are gearing up to do it again. The president and vice president have stated that the United States will return to the Moon by 2024: just five years from now. And NASA says it can make that happen. Here, btw takes a closer look. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Paradise, California: Six Months Later Six months ago, btw brought you the story of the devastating California Camp fire, which killed at least 85 people and destroyed thousands of structures, including homes. Eight thousand families survived the blaze, but lost their houses. Today, half a year later, roughly a thousand families in the town of […]

CAREERS: Summer Job Edition

CAREERS: Summer Job Edition

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Careers | No Comments

Another school year is winding down, and for many students, that means one thing: time to start looking for a summer job. But how do you begin your search, or narrow it down? What factors should you consider when making a decision? Here, btw takes a look at the process and shares some tips to […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A New Capital for Indonesia? Quick: what’s the capital of Indonesia? If you answered Jakarta, you’re correct . . . though maybe not for long. The country has plans to move its capital city. Why? Because Jakarta–located on Java, the most populated of Indonesia’s thousands of islands–is polluted, choked with traffic, and even worse: it’s […]

Japanese Emperor Abdicates Throne

Japanese Emperor Abdicates Throne

Posted on May 8, 2019 in World | No Comments

Emperor Akihito, the 125th emperor of Japan, is stepping down from the throne he has held since 1989. Why is this such significant news? Because Akihito is the first Japanese emperor in modern history (since about the mid-1800s) to abdicate, or leave, his throne. Here, btw takes a closer look at the decision, and at […]

San Francisco’s Public Pooping Problem

San Francisco’s Public Pooping Problem

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Government, Health | No Comments

The city of San Francisco, California, has a problem: residents are going to the bathroom in the streets. That might sound like something out of the era of the Industrial Revolution, but it’s not. This public pooping is happening so much that it’s becoming a genuine health concern. And the fact that this is going […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hundreds Killed in Sri Lanka Bombing On Easter Sunday, 253 people–including at least 45 children, 42 foreign nationals, and three police officers–were killed in a series of suicide bombing attacks in three Christian churches and three resort hotels in Sri Lanka. In addition, at least 500 people were injured. A few days later, during a […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Gene Therapy Trials Underway Do you think scientists should be allowed to modify the genetic material of human beings? What if you had a serious or life-threatening disease that could possibly be helped if scientists could modify your genes? You may have heard of CRISPR last year, when a Chinese scientist used this gene-editing […]

YOU DECIDE: Who Should Pay to Fix Notre Dame?

YOU DECIDE: Who Should Pay to Fix Notre Dame?

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in You Decide! | No Comments

On April 15, the 800-year-old Notre Dame cathedral was partially destroyed by a fire. Built during medieval times, the cathedral is a quintessential symbol of France, with an interior filled with priceless art. While firefighters managed to save most of the structure and much of its interior, the building has been completely destabilized and is […]