Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Tweet Attacks Baltimore Have you ever heard of Rep. Elijah Cummings? He’s a Democratic congressman who has represented a Maryland district which includes over half of Baltimore since 1996. He serves as chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and also happens to be a vocal critic of Trump and his policies–most recently, […]

The Fight for $15

The Fight for $15

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web examines the fight in Congress surrounding the federal minimum wage. If you’ve ever had a summer or after-school job, you probably know what it’s like to work for minimum wage. What if you could make more money per hour for the same job? Last Thursday, the […]

CAREERS: Retail

CAREERS: Retail

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Careers | No Comments

If you’re like many teenagers, you probably enjoy shopping and hanging out at your favorite stores with your friends. Maybe you have even thought about a career in retail. If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the retail sector–which includes everything from department stores to grocery stores to gas stations–employs almost 16 million workers. Here, […]

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Major Technology Companies to Merge Two technology giants have just announced that they will be merging to form the second-largest defense and aerospace company in the United States. As soon as early 2020, Raytheon Co. and United Technologies Corp. will come together to form a new company, called the Raytheon Technologies Corp. This new company […]

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 […]