COVID Vaccine Approved for Children Under Five

COVID Vaccine Approved for Children Under Five

Posted by on Jun 30, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

There are approximately nineteen million children under five years old living in the United States. Until recently these children were not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. On June 9, 2022, the White House announced a plan to encourage vaccination for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old. Here, btw takes a […]

The United Kingdom’s Platinum Jubilee

The United Kingdom’s Platinum Jubilee

Posted by on Jun 10, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

Sunday, June 5th, brought the conclusion of Queen Elizabeth II’s four-day Platinum Jubilee, a celebration of her seventy years as monarch. At 96 years old, she is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Here, btw takes a closer look at some of the celebration’s most memorable moments, as well as at how the world has […]

YOU DECIDE: Should Ohio Postpone its Primary Elections?

YOU DECIDE: Should Ohio Postpone its Primary Elections?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2022 in Current Events, You Decide! | No Comments

Every ten years, state legislatures must evaluate the census population data to see if their state’s congressional district maps must be changed. Information about population growth and loss comes directly from the Census. If the population increases or decreases enough to change the number of congressional members assigned to each state, the districts must be […]

Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Heritage Month

Posted by 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. […]

Women’s History Month: A Visit to the National Parks

Women’s History Month: A Visit to the National Parks

Posted by on Mar 16, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

It’s Women’s History Month, and the National Parks Service is celebrating! Two years ago, the National Park Service (NPS) launched its Women in the Parks fund. This fund is dedicated to sharing stories of women who have blazed trails–literally and figuratively. What better time to explore these parks and programs than Women’s History Month? Here, […]

President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address

President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address

Posted by on Mar 9, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

Every year, the president delivers an annual message to a joint session of Congress called the State of the Union Address. This speech covers issues affecting the country, such as the economy, domestic and international affairs, and an update on the president’s agenda and accomplishments. President Biden delivered this year’s State of the Union Address […]

Women’s History Month: Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Women’s History Month: Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Posted by on Mar 3, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won two consecutive World Cup championships in 2015 and 2019–yet the players were still making thousands of dollars less than the U.S. men’s team. The men’s team didn’t even qualify for the World Cup in 2018. Members of the women’s team filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. […]

Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine

Tensions Rising Between Russia and Ukraine

Posted by 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 […]

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Posted by 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 by 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 […]