Middle East Peace Agreement Signed at White House

Middle East Peace Agreement Signed at White House

Posted by on Oct 7, 2020 in United States, World | No Comments

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been a source of tension and bloodshed in the Middle East for decades. Last week, officials from several Middle Eastern nations met at the White House to sign the Abraham Accords, an important diplomatic agreement. But will it be able to achieve lasting peace in the region? Here, btw takes a […]

Trump Replaces Campaign Manager

Trump Replaces Campaign Manager

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central examines changes that were announced in Donald Trump’s reelection campaign staff. With just over three months to go until the November 2020 presidential election, presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump made the surprising announcement last Wednesday that he is replacing his campaign manager. What led to this change? Who […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 16, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

#NoCoronaSummerSlide It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the negative news about COVID-19 lately. That’s why it’s especially important to learn about amazing people who view the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to make their communities better places. Chrishawndra Matthews is one of these special people. She has taken it upon herself to combat […]

Thinking About the 2020 Election

Thinking About the 2020 Election

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central examines the recent polls and information on the upcoming 2020 election. The 2020 presidential campaign season will be unlike any we have ever seen before. Not only does the nation seem deeply divided in response to everything from policing and race relations to immigration reform and health care, […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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

George Floyd’s Death Spurs Public Protests Last week, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man named George Floyd was killed by police officers. Floyd–who was unarmed–was handcuffed and made to lie face-down on the street while an officer named Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck. Bystander video of the incident shows Floyd begging for the officer to stop […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: How are States Responding?

Coronavirus Outbreak: How are States Responding?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central provides a quick summary of how some states are responding to the coronavirus outbreak. We are living in unprecedented times. As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the United States–with more than 2,000 deaths nationwide so far–governors of each state are being tasked with coming up with a plan […]

COVID-19 and the Economy

COVID-19 and the Economy

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Current Events, Economics | No Comments

By now, you are hopefully adjusting to the “new normal” of self-isolation and social distancing. But what effect are all of these closed-down restaurants, bars, fitness centers, schools, and more having on the economy? Experts agree that we will probably face a significant recession (or even a depression) as a result of these widespread closures. […]

The White House’s Coronavirus Response

The White House’s Coronavirus Response

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Government, Top Stories | No Comments

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve been hearing a lot about coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. Maybe you’ve been watching the spread of the disease on the news, or you’ve been reading about how Italy has now quarantined thousands of people, or your family has started stockpiling food and other supplies. It can be hard […]

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central updates you on the ending of the Trump impeachment trial. Just like that, the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is over. As you probably already know by now, he was not removed from office. This isn’t surprising: the other two presidents who have been impeached in the […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]