Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Reversal in Bermuda In May 2016, Bermuda’s Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage to be legal. Now, only nine months later, the island has banned it. Here’s what happened. Last year, residents voted against same-sex marriage in a referendum. Then came the Supreme Court ruling, which legalized it. Bermuda’s legislature responded by drafting a bill which […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cold Start to 2018 Did you miss any school last week due to snow and freezing temperatures? Over a million students did, particularly along the East Coast, where an intense winter storm–known as a “bomb cyclone,” a “winter hurricane,” or a “nor’easter”–shut down schools and airline flights, and led to floods and even several fatalities. […]

Should Your Hometown Host the Olympics?

Should Your Hometown Host the Olympics?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

Every four years, the Olympic Games bring the attention of the world to a single city. In 2016, that city was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hosting the Olympics is considered a great honor, and “candidate” cities must go through an intense multi-stage evaluation process lasting two years in order to become eligible. However, with each […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Twitter’s War on Terrorism We live in a country that takes the freedom of expression and national security very seriously. That can make it can be hard to know where to draw a line between the two. Twitter, which has been responsible for providing a pivotal role in social movements such as Arab Spring, have […]

Rio 2016 Summer Games: An Overview

Rio 2016 Summer Games: An Overview

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

As the Olympics enter its last days, btw brings you some highlights. Logistics Earlier this month, you read news of some of the challenges facing the organizers of the games in Rio as they prepared. How is everything going now that everything is in full swing? On the positive side, the Zika virus (which we covered last […]

2016 Summer Olympic Games Preview

2016 Summer Olympic Games Preview

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

It’s been a year since btw explored the notion of a changing attitude toward the Olympic Games. As the Rio Summer Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony will begin tomorrow, August 6, let’s take a closer look at the preparation for the Games, the arrival of athletes and spectators, and what to expect once all the competitions get under way. […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Officer Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Last year, btw brought you news of the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in the custody of Baltimore, Maryland police. News of his death sparked outrage and protests that came in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Last month, officer Edward Nero went […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

McDonalds in Brazil Under Investigation As you probably know, McDonald’s is the largest hamburger fast food chain in the world, with restaurants located in 119 countries. Many of those restaurants are operated as “franchises,” which means they are run by individuals under the guidelines made by the corporation. In Latin American, McDonalds’ largest franchise owner […]

Does Anyone Care About the Olympics Anymore?

Does Anyone Care About the Olympics Anymore?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Top Stories | No Comments

Once upon a time, the Olympics were a source of great pride for many countries all over the world. The founder of the modern games (1894), Pierre de Coubertin, created a vision of an international movement that, “stood for respect, fair balance, pursuit of excellence, joy in effort, and balance between mind, body and will.” […]