Students Force Change at University of Missouri

Students Force Change at University of Missouri

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Education, Top Stories, United States | No Comments

It’s been more than a year since the shooting death of Michael Brown flared racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri and led to massive protests. Earlier this month, protestors nearly 120 miles away at the the University of Missouri banded together to raise awareness of many ongoing incidents of racism at the school, as well as growing […]

Charleston Deaths Cause National Debate

Charleston Deaths Cause National Debate

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

On Wednesday, June 18, in Charleston, South Carolina, nine African American members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church were shot and killed while attending a Bible study meeting. The victims were members of the Emanuel AME church and citizens of the Charleston area. The three men and six women ranged in age from the […]

More Outrage in Baltimore

More Outrage in Baltimore

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Top Stories | No Comments

It has been less than a year since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri brought to boil our nation’s long-simmering tension between minority communities and law enforcement. Last month, a similar incident in Baltimore, Maryland thrust the subject back into the national consciousness. What Happened? On April 12, Baltimore police arrested a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Apple Nudges out AT&T on Dow The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA or, commonly known as the Dow) is a “stock market measure” made up of the 30 largest companies that are publically traded (offer stock) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). These 30 companies collectively represent a snapshot of the economy at large. […]

The Great Vaccination Debate

The Great Vaccination Debate

Last month, we brought you news of the recent resurgence of measles after more than a decade of being considered “eliminated” in 2000. This week, we dig deeper into the growing concern over the spread of the disease and look at both sides of the larger vaccination debate. A Brief History of Vaccination Smallpox, a highly […]

Just a Movie: How Accurate Do Films Need to Be?

Just a Movie: How Accurate Do Films Need to Be?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in People and Culture, Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Four of the eight nominees for the Academy Award for Best Picture this year are considered “biopics” (short for biographic pictures): American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Selma, and The Theory of Everything. All four have been subjected to some level of scrutiny for how the films have portrayed their subject matter and its level of […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Anticipating Tourism in Cuba Earlier this month, btw brought you news of a landmark deal between the U.S. and Cuba. In response, Cuban businesses are making preparations for an expected surge in tourism. U.S. citizens will be allowed to use credit cards in Cuba. They will also be allowed to bring up to $100 worth […]

Satire and Political Cartoons: A Historical Slideshow

Satire and Political Cartoons: A Historical Slideshow

The militant Islamic attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris have raised questions around the world. Such as, how does the right to free speech relate to the right of religious freedom? How does religious beliefs intersect with satire? Does a free press have an unlimited right to poke fun at any subject matter? […]

#Gamergate: Beyond Fun and Games

#Gamergate: Beyond Fun and Games

Do you play video games? If so, you may be aware of an ongoing controversy that goes by the name #Gamergate. (∗See explanatory note at the end of this article.∗) There has been a lot of coverage, and a lot of confusing accusations, flying around this story. So btw is going to try and break […]

YOU DECIDE: Young Athletes and the Media

YOU DECIDE: Young Athletes and the Media

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in You Decide! | No Comments

Whether you are a fan of baseball or not, you likely saw at least some footage of the Little League World Series (LLWS) that concluded with South Korea defeating Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team. The event attracted crowds of more than 30,000 people. (That’s more than an average major league game with professionals, not to […]