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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Biden’s Childcare Plan Did you go to private childcare when you were younger? Do you have younger siblings that attend daycare, summer camp, or some other care program that your parents pay for? If so, you are not alone. Many working parents rely on these services daily. But the expense of childcare makes it a […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 26, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Price of an Epidemic By now, you’ve likely heard about coronavirus, and you’re probably aware that it’s not a good thing. The disease continues to spread worldwide; just last week, the number of cases in Italy spiked from three to 152 in just a few days. South Korea has raised its national threat level […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brexit Finally Happens Yes, you read that right. Since 2016, btw has been bringing you stories speculating about Brexit–the formal separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). And now, it has finally happened. But did you miss it? For more than three years, the world has waited tensely for the terms of […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 5, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Proposes Middle East Peace Plan Every presidential administration since the post-World War II era has tried to find a way to establish lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. So far, none of them have been successful long-term. But now, Trump thinks that he has a plan that will work. He calls it a win […]

Harvard Professor Arrested in International Scandal

Harvard Professor Arrested in International Scandal

Posted by on Feb 4, 2020 in Top Stories | No Comments

Sure, you might not love all of your teachers. But what if one of them turned out to possibly be a spy for the Chinese? It sounds like the plot of a movie, but this scenario is unfolding right now at, of all places, Harvard University. Here, btw takes a closer look at the story. […]

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Coronavirus Hits China It’s winter, and that means it’s cold and flu seasons. But while many Americans are rushing to get their flu shots, in other parts of the world, a new and deadly virus is spreading. It’s called coronavirus, and so far, it’s claimed at least 26 people in China. Almost 2,000 have become […]

China Celebrates 70 Years of Communist Rule

China Celebrates 70 Years of Communist Rule

Posted by on Oct 8, 2019 in World | No Comments

This month, China celebrates a birthday of sorts: October marks the 70th anniversary of Communist rule in the country and the founding of the People’s Republic of China. At that time, Mao Zedong imposed a Marxist system of government, in which there was no more private property and all workers were equal. But has the […]

Hong Kong: Understanding the Unrest

Hong Kong: Understanding the Unrest

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019 in World | No Comments

This summer has been a challenging one in Hong Kong, filled with protests and political unrest. Now, the government has escalated the situation even further by arresting several prominent pro-democracy lawmakers just days before a large protest was scheduled to occur. Here, btw takes a look at what’s happening in Hong Kong, why, and what […]

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Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Oregon Republicans Hide to Avoid Climate Vote Earlier this month, btw brought you the story of Oregon’s new climate change bill. In essence, the bill would require companies to purchase a certain number of “permits” for their pollutants (fewer and fewer permits will be available over time), and would then use that money to invest […]

Tiananmen Square: Thirty Years Later

Tiananmen Square: Thirty Years Later

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web recalls an important moment in China’s recent history. Here in the United States, we often take the right to protest for granted. But in China in 1989, the government strongly and publicly cracked down on a group of student protestors in Tiananmen Square, with deadly results […]