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Stuff YOU Should Know
Oct 20, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

The Teal Pumpkin Project One out of every thirteen American children lives with a food allergy. So, Halloween is not a simple night of free candy for them. That’s where the Teal Pumpkin Project comes in. This movement began in 2012 in Tennessee and has now expanded to all fifty states. It encourages households to […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Oct 13, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Coral Reefs Show Damage From Climate Change Coral reefs are important for many reasons. They support about one-fourth of all fish species on Earth. They also help protect and shield coastlines from storms. But coral reefs are dying off at an alarming rate. The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network recently published a report analyzing data […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Jovita Idar
Oct 12, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month: Jovita Idar

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor and celebrate the cultures, contributions, and achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans. This week btw takes a closer look at the life of Jovita Idar: a teacher, nurse, journalist, activist, and suffragist. Early Years Jovita Idar was born in 1885 in Laredo, Texas, which is located on […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Oct 7, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Trapped Canadian Coal Miners Climb to Safety On September 26, 2021, 39 Canadian coal miners were trapped deep underground in a northern Ontario mine. The elevator system failed when a heavy scoop bucket crashed into it. The miners immediately sought shelter in “refuge stations” inside the mine. These stations provided a store of water and […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latina American Writers
Oct 6, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latina American Writers

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the cultures, achievements, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. One good way to honor Hispanic Heritage Month is to read a book by a Latino American author. This week, btw focuses on several popular Latina American […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Sylvia Mendez
Sep 30, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month: Sylvia Mendez

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor and recognize the history, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. This week btw takes a closer look at the life and legacy of Sylvia Mendez, a fighter for civil rights and a leader of school desegregation. A Lesser-Known Story You […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 29, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

More Border Issues for President Biden In the past few weeks, thousands of migrants have arrived at the border between the United States and Mexico. Many of these are Haitians who had been allowed to live in other countries several year ago. Many of these migrants crossed into Del Rio, Texas, and formed an encampment […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Frank Torres
Sep 16, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month: Frank Torres

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States: a time to recognize and celebrate the cultures, contributions, and achievements of the nation’s Hispanic and Latino communities. This week, btw presents Frank Torres, who fought to increase the number of Latinos in the legal profession and to make sure that Hispanic […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Sep 14, 2021

Stuff YOU Should Know

Hispanic Heritage Month Every year, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from September 15 to October 15. This provides an opportunity for Americans to celebrate and recognize the contributions, cultures, and traditions of Hispanic Americans . When was the first Hispanic Heritage Month? President Lyndon Johnson’s administration began observing Hispanic Heritage Week […]

The NFL and the Anthem
Sep 13, 2021

The NFL and the Anthem

The National Football League (NFL) kicked off the 2021 season on Thursday, September 9. Some people who viewed the pregame ceremonies may have been surprised to hear two pre-game anthems. Yes, plural. The NFL has pledged to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in addition to performing the traditional “The Star-Spangled Banner” during pre-game ceremonies […]