Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 2, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Pfizer Vaccine Now FDA Approved Although Americans have been receiving COVID vaccinations since early Spring, it was only last week that the Pfizer vaccine was fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of the urgency of the pandemic, the FDA granted emergency use authorization. It is important to know, however, that the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Ida B. Wells Monument Unveiled in Chicago Ida B. Wells was an enslaved person who later became a newspaper editor and civil rights activist in Memphis, Tennessee. As a journalist, she travelled the South in a crusade against lynching. Wells published the stories she heard in her newspaper, The Memphis Free Speech and Headlight. She […]

Tokyo Olympics: Full Speed Ahead?

Tokyo Olympics: Full Speed Ahead?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

After cancelling the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games last year, the event’s organizers are ready to go forward with in-person competition in Japan this year. The Games will take place from Friday, July 23, 2021, until Sunday, August 8, 2021. But is it too soon to hold such a large international event? Here, btw takes a […]

America Gets Vaccinated

America Gets Vaccinated

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

One of President Biden’s highest priorities from his first days in the White House was accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations. He wanted to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first hundred days in office. How is that goal coming along? Will Biden Meet His Goal? President Biden’s initial goal of 100 million vaccinations by May 1was achieved […]

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post reports on passage of the latest legislative effort to fight COVID-19 and help improve the weakened economy. Many American families are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID legislation passed by the federal government in 2020 included: direct financial relief payments to workers and families the Paycheck […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 18, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Biden Creates White House Gender Policy Council March is Women’s History Month, so there’s no better time for President Biden to establish the new White House Gender Policy Council. On March 8, which was International Women’s Day, President Biden passed an executive order to create the new council. Many advocates say that the issue of […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Back to School? Whether you’re attending school remotely or in a hybrid in-person model, chances are this school year has been a different experience. It’s likely that even if you attend school in-person, your routine is different, and some events and extracurricular activities have been cancelled. You’re probably wondering when things ever will be back […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 8, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Slow COVID Vaccine Rollout You may have seen photos of people on social media receiving their coronavirus vaccine, often with the hashtag, #ThisIsOurShot. The vaccine is an exciting development in the battle to fight the coronavirus and return life to some kind of “normalcy.” Here in the U.S., the number of new cases–and deaths–is […]

Coronavirus Vaccine Update

Coronavirus Vaccine Update

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in Current Events, World | No Comments

There’s no doubt that most Americans, as well as people around the world, are wishing for a return to “normal” life before the social distancing, mask requirements caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Now it seems like this possibility may be on the horizon because pharmaceutical companies are close to releasing vaccines to fight COVID-19. Here, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 11, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

An Historic Election Last week’s election headlines were dominated by the election of a new U.S. president, Joe Biden, and the first woman and first woman of color to serve as vice president, Kamala Harris. But the 2020 election made history for other reasons as well. In Wisconsin, Francesca Hong won her race in the […]