Farmers in Danger

Farmers in Danger

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

Lately, the issue of suicide has been in the news a lot, with the unexpected deaths of chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade making headlines. But while celebrity deaths gain attention, suicide is quietly on the rise among another group as well: American farmers. Here, btw takes a closer look at this heartbreaking […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Shareable Scooters Hit the Road Move over, buses and subways and ride sharing. A new public transportation trend is hitting the streets: e-scooters. E-scooters, or shareable electric scooters, are stand-up, battery-powered personal transportation devices that are part of the growing micro-mobility trend in cities nationwide. Here’s how they work: you use an app on your […]

Stop Sipping to Save the Earth

Stop Sipping to Save the Earth

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

When you order your favorite soft drink or milkshake, how do you drink it? If you said “With a straw,” you’re not alone. In fact, Americans use an estimated 500 million plastic straws every day. But this is about to change. Across the country, universities, food service companies, and even entire cities are banning plastic […]

Shooting at Santa Fe

Shooting at Santa Fe

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Friday morning, a shooter opened fire at Santa Fe high school in Texas, killing at least ten people and seriously injuring thirteen more. This was the most deadly school shooting since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14. What Do We Know So Far? Santa […]

Fighting Fake News

Fighting Fake News

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump claimed he could stand on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and shoot someone, and his supporters would still vote for him. Except . . . he never actually DID said that. It was a very famous example of what we now commonly call fake news. Since the 2016 presidential election, […]

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 […]