Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Apr 22, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Winds of Change Depending on where you live or travel in the United States, you’ve probably seen tall, windmill-like structures dotting the horizon. These wind turbines use the wind’s renewable energy to generate electricity. But how much energy do they actually produce? In general, natural gas is still the number-one source of electricity generation in […]

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Posted on Apr 22, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

April 22, 2022, is the forty-second worldwide observance of Earth Day. This year’s theme is Invest in Our Planet, which encourages business, government, and individuals to work together to combat climate change. Do you know how Earth Day started? Do you know how you can participate in this year’s observance? Here, btw takes a closer […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Judge Jackson Confirmed to Supreme Court On April 7, 2022, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Three Republicans and all of the Senate Democrats voted to accept Jackson’s appointment. The announcement of her confirmation was met with applause in the Senate chamber. Judge Jackson is the first […]

Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Heritage Month

Posted on Apr 13, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

April is observed as Arab American Heritage month in many places across the United States, though it is not officially recognized by the federal government. Today, there are nearly 3.7 Arab Americans living in all fifty United States. These people can trace their roots to 22 Arab-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa. […]

NFL to Hire More Diverse Coaches

NFL to Hire More Diverse Coaches

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in United States | No Comments

Lately, more and more attention has been paid to achieving equity in women’s and men’s sports. In February 2022, the U.S. national women’s soccer team settled their equal pay lawsuit and received $22 million in back pay. In March 2022, the antiperspirant company Degree launched a nationwide promotion to encourage awareness of the NCAA Women’s […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Apr 6, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Kyiv Returns to Normal Last week, during peace talks, Russia pledged to de-escalate its invasion of Ukraine by first dialing back its military activities in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv. Although many experts are skeptical about whether Russia will keep its promises, this brief breather has allowed Kyiv to begin taking the first steps […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Mar 31, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Actor Makes History at Oscars On Sunday night March 27, 2022, Troy Kotsur won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work on the film CODA. Kotsur is the second deaf actor to receive an Oscar for acting. Marlee Matlin first achieved this in 1986 when she won for her performance in Children […]

Remembering Madeleine Albright

Remembering Madeleine Albright

Posted on Mar 30, 2022 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Dr. Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State,  passed away from cancer on March 23, 2022, in Washington, D.C. She was 84 years old. Here, btw reflects on Albright’s incredible life and legacy. Albright’s Early Life and Early Career Madeleine Albright was born Marie Jana Korbelova  in Czechoslovakia in May 1937. She was […]

Women’s History Month: The American Quarter Program

Women’s History Month: The American Quarter Program

Posted on Mar 29, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

Have you ever noticed that most of the people who appear on American money are men? The American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program hopes to change that. Beginning this year and running through 2025, the United States Mint will be issuing five quarters per year that feature women on the “tails” side of the coin. The […]

Women’s History Month: Sidney Robertson Cowell

Women’s History Month: Sidney Robertson Cowell

Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is highlighting the achievements and contributions of women who are less often acknowledged. This week btw takes a closer look at Sidney Robertson Cowell, an important ethnographer (someone who studies people and cultures) and folk music collector. She was instrumental in gathering and preserving folk music in California […]