Remembering a Dream

Remembering a Dream

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

April 4 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cities around the nation commemorated the event with marches and speakers honoring Dr. King’s memory. Though events took place in hundreds of cities, here btw takes a look at some of the most significant ones. Remembering a Life One of […]

Facebook Faces Fire

Facebook Faces Fire

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

Are you a Facebook user? The company has already been in hot water for months now due to its role in the Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election. But now, Facebook faces an even more serious accusation: allowing the personal data of 50 million customers to be harvested and used by the Trump campaign. […]

Students Walk Out

Students Walk Out

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Wednesday, March 14 was the one-month anniversary of the school massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed the lives of fourteen students and three teachers. In response–and inspired by the Parkland survivors who have come forward to demand improved gun safety laws–thousands of students nationwide chose to walk out of […]

Tragedy Strikes Florida

Tragedy Strikes Florida

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

On Valentine’s Day, 17 people were killed and another 14 seriously injured during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. What Happened? The suspected gunman, nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a former student. Cruz entered the school just after 2:00pm on Wednesday. He pulled fire alarms all over the school to […]

Women’s March, Revisited

Women’s March, Revisited

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

Just over one year ago, the largest single-day protest in U.S. history took place. Last weekend, on the anniversary of that protest, marches and rallies were organized across the country–and beyond. Here, btw takes a look at some of these events.  What Was the Women’s March on Washington? On January 21, 2017–the day after Donald […]

Terrorist Truck Attack in New York City

Terrorist Truck Attack in New York City

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

On Halloween (October 31), a man named Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented pickup truck into pedestrians and bicyclists on the Hudson River Park bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring twelve others. It was the worst attack in New York City since the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on September […]

Kennedy Assassination Files Released

Kennedy Assassination Files Released

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Thursday, the federal government conducted a scheduled release of 2,800 secret documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. While the new documents don’t answer the question of who killed the former president, they do reveal a lot of interesting information.  Lee Harvey Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald is the […]

California Battles Deadly Wildfires

California Battles Deadly Wildfires

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Firefighters are still struggling to contain wildfires that are raging across Northern California. So far, nearly 6,000 homes and businesses have been destroyed, and 41 people killed, in what is being called the deadliest wildfire outbreak in the state’s history. How It Started The fires began over a week ago, on the night of Sunday, […]

Las Vegas Tragedy

Las Vegas Tragedy

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Sunday night, a lone gunman opened fire during a country music concert on the Las Vegas strip, causing the most deadly mass shooting in modern American history. At least 59 people were killed and more than 527 injured (as of Monday evening). Festival Turns Deadly About 22,000 people had gathered on the strip for […]

Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention. These delegates from several of the states had been meeting in Philadelphia. Initially they gathered to discuss ways to improve upon the Articles of Confederation, which was this nation’s first official governmental system. However, in the course of […]