Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Status of Trump’s National Emergency Back in February, Donald Trump sparked nationwide controversy when he declared a national emergency at the U.S. southern border in order to secure the funding he needed to begin construction on his border wall after Congress refused to approve it in the budget. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives immediately responded […]

AFTER THE FACT: Jackie Robinson

AFTER THE FACT: Jackie Robinson

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in After the Fact | No Comments

January 31, 2019, marked what would have been the 100th birthday of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. To celebrate the occasion, the Museum of the City of New York has created an exhibit in Robinson’s honor called “In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend.” The exhibit features photographs and other […]

Anthems, Protests, and Football

Anthems, Protests, and Football

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Last week, btw took a closer look at the grievance that professional football player Colin Kaepernick filed against the NFL, accusing teams of working together to refuse to give him a contract in order to punish him for performing peaceful protest (“taking a knee”) during the national anthem before games. (Kaepernick, a former quarterback for […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Baseball Minor Changes Are you a minor league baseball fan? If so, get ready: there will be some changes to the game in time for the 2018 season, particularly where extra innings are concerned. League officials are looking to improve the pace of the game by speeding it up a bit. They think this will make […]

Year in Review: People and Culture

Year in Review: 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 […]

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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 Current Events | 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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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 […]