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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 […]

YOU DECIDE: Should Student Debt Be Forgiven?

YOU DECIDE: Should Student Debt Be Forgiven?

Posted by on May 20, 2022 in You Decide! | No Comments

College is expensive. More than 43 million Americans (one out of every eight people) is responsible for some student loan debt. President Trump paused federal student loan payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and President Biden has, so far, continued this policy.   President Biden announced that he is considering some form of student debt forgiveness. […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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 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 Mar 15, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Crisis at the Pump Have you noticed the rising price of gasoline? As of the week of March 6th through 12th, 2022, gas prices in the United States hit a record high average of $4.17 a gallon. This was a 55 cent increase in a single week. So why this recent price increase? The answer […]

President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address

President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address

Posted by on Mar 9, 2022 in Current Events | No Comments

Every year, the president delivers an annual message to a joint session of Congress called the State of the Union Address. This speech covers issues affecting the country, such as the economy, domestic and international affairs, and an update on the president’s agenda and accomplishments. President Biden delivered this year’s State of the Union Address […]

Russia Invades Ukraine

Russia Invades Ukraine

Posted by on Mar 2, 2022 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

Recent headlines and news feeds have been dominated by stories about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, an independent democratic nation of 44 million people. What caused Russia to invade its neighbor? What is Russian president Vladimir Putin’s goal? How will the rest of the world respond? Here, btw takes a closer look at this volatile […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 20, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Native American Leader Dies at 85 Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement died last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 85 years old. The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a worldwide advocacy group that fights for indigenous people’s civil rights. Currently, it represents more than 375 million indigenous people around the globe. […]

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Posted by on Jan 19, 2022 in Current Events, World | No Comments

When the U.S. government ended its occupation of Afghanistan in August 2021, the country was quickly overrun by the Taliban. Afghanistan was already a poor and war-ravaged nation, but Taliban control made a bad situation even worse. It devastated the Afghan economy. Now, the country faces a widespread humanitarian crisis as millions of civilians starve. […]

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

White House Re-examines Drilling on Public Lands One controversial decision of the Trump administration was opening more public lands to oil and gas companies for drilling. Last week, President Biden announced changes to the federal lands leasing program that will require energy programs to pay higher fees and will contain drilling to certain areas. This […]