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Posted by on Oct 20, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Teal Pumpkin Project One out of every thirteen American children lives with a food allergy. So, Halloween is not a simple night of free candy for them. That’s where the Teal Pumpkin Project comes in. This movement began in 2012 in Tennessee and has now expanded to all fifty states. It encourages households to […]

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

More Border Issues for President Biden In the past few weeks, thousands of migrants have arrived at the border between the United States and Mexico. Many of these are Haitians who had been allowed to live in other countries several year ago. Many of these migrants crossed into Del Rio, Texas, and formed an encampment […]

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Tokyo 2021 Olympics Update Have you been following the Tokyo Olympic Games so far? Now that the event is more than halfway through here are some highlights. At the end of the second weekend of the Games, China leads the gold medal count with 24, followed by the United States (20) and Japan (17). The […]

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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 […]

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Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Biden Calls Killing of Armenians Genocide Over one hundred years ago, about 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Now, for the first time, an American president has officially recognized this tragedy as a genocide. President Biden made a statement on April 24, 2021, on the 106th anniversary […]

Anniversaries of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Anniversaries of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Posted by on Aug 19, 2020 in World History | No Comments

Seventy-five years ago last week, the United States dropped atomic bombs on two Japanese cities: Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945). This decision was largely credited with speeding the end of World War II. But it also caused enormous devastation to Japanese civilians. Here, btw takes a closer look at the impact […]

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Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Reconsidering Facial Recognition Technology Imagine that you are accused by law enforcement of a crime you didn’t commit. Imagine that the reason for your arrest is that you were misidentified by flawed facial recognition technology. Following the protests surrounding George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Democrats in Congress have been considering widespread police reform. One of […]

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Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Coronavirus Hits Prisons By now you’re probably very familiar with the phrase “social distancing.” Hopefully, you and your friends and neighbors have been practicing this policy. But what happens when people are kept together in close quarters and physically can’t practice social distancing–such as in prisons? The United Nations addressed this concern last week, saying […]

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Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Bright Side of Quarantine No doubt about it: the self-quarantining and shutdowns resulting from the worldwide coronavirus outbreak have caused a lot of stress. Some experts worry about the effect widespread business closures will have on the economy in the long run; others are concerned about the psychological effects of social isolation. But there […]