CAREERS: Summer Job Edition

CAREERS: Summer Job Edition

Posted by 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 […]

Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?

Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

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,” […]

CAREERS: Podcaster

CAREERS: Podcaster

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Careers | No Comments

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Vote on the Green New Deal Last week, Election Central brought you details of the proposed Green New Deal, an ambitious plan to fight climate change introduced by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (MA). In a nutshell, the plan is a nonbinding resolution that would require a complete overhaul of […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Power Company to Blame for California Wildfires Last December, btw brought you the story of the recent California wildfire, the Camp Fire, that was more deadly than California’s other seven worst wildfires combined. The Camp Fire killed at least 86 people, destroyed roughly 18,500 structures, and nearly leveled the town of Paradise, California. Now, the […]

Amazon’s HQ2 Announced

Amazon’s HQ2 Announced

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Current Events, Economics | No Comments

The coming holiday season means, among other things, Amazon boxes on doorsteps and Amazon trucks on the highway. For many of us, it can be hard to remember a time before the online shopping giant. Ever since Amazon announced that they would be building a second U.S. headquarters–known as HQ2–cities large and small have been […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Migrant Caravan Moves Toward U.S. You may have already heard about the so-called “migrant caravan” that is making its way through Central America toward the southern United States. Donald Trump has already announced plans to deploy up to 15,000 U.S. troops to the southern border. But is the caravan really as great a threat as […]

CAREERS: Veterinarian

CAREERS: Veterinarian

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Careers | No Comments

Are you an animal lover? If so, it’s possible that you’ve thought about a career as a veterinarian. But is it enough just to love animals? While working with adorable pets comes with a lot of obvious advantages, there are also plenty of challenges. Here, we take a closer look. What Is It? A veterinarian […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Government Narrowly Avoids Shutdown It’s that time of year in the federal government again: budgeting time. And for a while, it looked like the government would once again be brought to the brink of a shutdown over the spending bill. However, at the last minute, representatives from both sides of the political aisle worked together […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Champion Promise LeBron James may be the best basketball player in the world. But now he’s contributing something to society that’s arguably even more meaningful: a school. Situated in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, James’s school–called “I Promise”–is no ordinary educational facility. Focusing on academically “at-risk” youth, the program seeks to do more than […]