Year in Review 2017: People and Culture

Year in Review 2017: People and Culture

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in Year in Review | No Comments

While the Trump administration dominated the headlines this year, a lot was still going on behind the scenes in the world of sports, social media, and culture. Here, a look at some of the trends that shaped 2017. Digital Life Of course, social media played more of a role in people’s lives this year than […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

California Wildfires Worst Ever The six wildfires blazing across Southern California continue to rage, leaving death and widespread destruction in their path. As of Sunday evening, the six fires combined had claimed nearly 200,000 acres, destroyed 792 structures, and were responsible for the deaths of 43 people. The largest of the six fires is the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Clothing of Calamity You clean out your closet and find bags of old clothes you don’t want anymore. What should you do with them? Maybe it would be a good idea to send them to Africa for people in need? Think again. What you see as a charitable gesture might actually be doing more harm […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cubs Win! Last Wednesday night, in a game that lasted ten innings, included a rain delay, and dragged on until early Thursday morning, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the seventh and final game of the World Series, becoming the new World Series champions. The victory was especially important for Chicago fans […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Wells Fargo Violations The financial company was back again in the news this past week and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the global banking firm, John Stumpf, faced angry questions from members of Congress. This was the latest scandal surrounding the banking firm that played a key role in causing much of the credit […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

The 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio The Paralympics ended in Rio de Janeiro last week and over 4,000 athletes from more than 160 nations competed to earn the honor and the glory of Olympic medals while overcoming some amazing challenges. The Paralympic Games are focused entirely on  athletes with physical challenges that would make some of […]

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 […]