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Posted by on Jun 2, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Pride Month 2022 June is LGBTQ+ Pride month. Across the globe, June will feature celebrations, parades, marches, festivals, and more. Pride began in 1970 to celebrate gender diversity. The month-long observation also raises social awareness about issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.   June was chosen to honor the Stonewall Uprising, which took place on June […]

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Posted by on May 26, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

James Hong is Honored by Hollywood Hollywood’s star-studded Walk of Fame is iconic. Did you know that of the over 2,700 stars, only nineteen belong to people of Asian descent? The most recent honoree is James Hong, who has seven hundred film credits to his name. This includes roles in Blade Runner and Disney’s animated […]

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Posted by on May 12, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

American Girl Releases AAPI Doll of the Year Every year since 2001, the American Girl toy company has released a Girl of the Year doll. Unlike its regular line of historical dolls, the Girl of the Year dolls reflect the diversity of today’s world. The 2022 Girl of the Year is Corinne Tan. She is […]

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Winds of Change Depending on where you live or travel in the United States, you’ve probably seen tall, windmill-like structures dotting the horizon. These wind turbines use the wind’s renewable energy to generate electricity. But how much energy do they actually produce? In general, natural gas is still the number-one source of electricity generation in […]

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Posted by on Apr 22, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

April 22, 2022, is the forty-second worldwide observance of Earth Day. This year’s theme is Invest in Our Planet, which encourages business, government, and individuals to work together to combat climate change. Do you know how Earth Day started? Do you know how you can participate in this year’s observance? Here, btw takes a closer […]

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Posted by on Mar 22, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Ukraine Asks for More Help and Biden Responds As the Russian attack on Ukraine continues for a fourth week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky used Zoom on March 16, 2022, to send a message to the United States. He asked for more help from the U.S. government in fighting off the military attacks. In his message, […]

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Posted by on Oct 13, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Coral Reefs Show Damage From Climate Change Coral reefs are important for many reasons. They support about one-fourth of all fish species on Earth. They also help protect and shield coastlines from storms. But coral reefs are dying off at an alarming rate. The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network recently published a report analyzing data […]

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Posted by on Jun 11, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Derek Chauvin to be Sentenced In April 2021, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was tried and found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. But the story isn’t over yet: Chauvin’s sentencing won’t take place until June 25. How many years he should serve in prison is being hotly debated by the prosecution and the […]

Biden Hosts Earth Day Climate Summit

Biden Hosts Earth Day Climate Summit

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes President Biden’s discussion with other world leaders about how to set policy to combat climate change. On Friday April 23, 2021, in honor of Earth Day, President Biden hosted a virtual global summit to discuss climate change with other world leaders. Here, Election Central takes a closer look at […]

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Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Israel’s Mystery Oil Spill Israel is undergoing a massive cleanup effort after an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea polluted the country’s beaches and coasts with tar. This oil spill is Israel’s biggest ecological disaster in history. But the strange part is that no one quite knows how the tar got there. Israeli authorities suspect […]