Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine

Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine

Posted on Jan 26, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

­Russia and Ukraine are two neighboring nations with a tumultuous history. Now, they are facing their highest level of tension in years. So, what’s happening, and how worried should the global community be? Here, btw takes a closer look. Recent Tensions Tensions between Ukraine and Russia began to escalate in 2013. Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jan 25, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Ancient Canoe Found in Wisconsin Last summer, a recreational scuba diver in southern Wisconsin’s Lake Mendota made an interesting discovery. The diver found a wooden dugout canoe, thought to be about 1,200 years old. The canoe was discovered by Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist. She was riding an underwater scooter in Lake Mendota with a […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jan 20, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Native American Leader Dies at 85 Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement died last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 85 years old. The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a worldwide advocacy group that fights for indigenous people’s civil rights. Currently, it represents more than 375 million indigenous people around the globe. […]

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Posted on Jan 19, 2022 in Current Events, World | No Comments

When the U.S. government ended its occupation of Afghanistan in August 2021, the country was quickly overrun by the Taliban. Afghanistan was already a poor and war-ravaged nation, but Taliban control made a bad situation even worse. It devastated the Afghan economy. Now, the country faces a widespread humanitarian crisis as millions of civilians starve. […]

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a key leader in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Both his father and his mother’s father were Baptist ministers. When King became a minister, he used his position to fight racial inequality and inspire African Americans. He was a powerful […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Booster Approved for Kids Aged 12-15 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the Pfizer booster shot for children ages twelve to fifteen. The FDA also shortened the length of time the people need to wait before receiving their booster, from six months after their second shot to only five months. This decision […]

New York City Swears in New Mayor

New York City Swears in New Mayor

Posted on Jan 12, 2022 in Government, People and Culture | No Comments

On December 31, 2021, Eric Adams, New York City’s new mayor took his oath of office. Aside from being only the city’s second African American mayor, Adams differs from his predecessors in many ways. Here, btw takes a closer look at this unusual leader. Who is Mayor Adams? Eric Adams is 61 years old. He […]

Workweek Changes in the UAE

Workweek Changes in the UAE

Posted on Dec 16, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

What if you were only expected to work half of each Friday? Would you like it? Workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are about to find out. The UAE has announced that it will transition from the five-day work week to a 4.5-day work week. Weekends will include Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday. But […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Dec 15, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Amanda Gorman’s Historic Debut Did you watch President Biden’s inauguration in January 2021? If so, you probably remember that it was rather unusual: because of the pandemic, there were no crowds, limited celebrations, and very few people attending. But do you also remember Amanda Gorman? She was the inaugural poet who read a poem called […]

YOU DECIDE: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?

YOU DECIDE: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?

Posted on Dec 9, 2021 in You Decide! | No Comments

When Congress passed President Biden’s infrastructure package last month, it included a demand for U.S. automakers: find a way to stop drunk people from driving cars. As a result, automakers are developing monitoring systems in cars. These new safety systems could be installed as early as 2026. But the legislation isn’t specific about what exactly […]