Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Goodbye Fall Sports Bad news for college sports fans: both the Big 10 and the PAC-12 have announced that they will be suspending all fall sports, including football, due to fears surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic. This includes any sports that begin before 2021, even winter sports such as basketball. Spokespersons for both conferences indicated that […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

An Incomplete Count? The U.S. Census happens once every ten years. But what is the Census, and why is it so important? The Census is a complete count of every person living in the United States (and its territories). The information is used to determine funding for public services, such as schools and fire departments. […]

College Athletes: To Pay or Not to Pay?

College Athletes: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Current Events, Economics, You Decide! | No Comments

They bring in billions of dollars in revenue and tons of recognition for colleges, yet they themselves are not allowed to profit from their skills in any way. This has always been the role of college athletes, even at Division I schools that can make thousands or even millions by using the athlete’s image for […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Angry Americans You’re walking to class and someone accidentally bumps into you, knocking your things to the ground. How do you respond? If you get angry at the person, you’re not alone. A new study shows that Americans are angrier than ever before–and that this trend applies to Americans of all ages. The study also […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Status of Trump’s National Emergency Back in February, Donald Trump sparked nationwide controversy when he declared a national emergency at the U.S. southern border in order to secure the funding he needed to begin construction on his border wall after Congress refused to approve it in the budget. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives immediately responded […]

AFTER THE FACT: Jackie Robinson

AFTER THE FACT: Jackie Robinson

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in After the Fact | No Comments

January 31, 2019, marked what would have been the 100th birthday of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. To celebrate the occasion, the Museum of the City of New York has created an exhibit in Robinson’s honor called “In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend.” The exhibit features photographs and other […]

Anthems, Protests, and Football

Anthems, Protests, and Football

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Last week, btw took a closer look at the grievance that professional football player Colin Kaepernick filed against the NFL, accusing teams of working together to refuse to give him a contract in order to punish him for performing peaceful protest (“taking a knee”) during the national anthem before games. (Kaepernick, a former quarterback for […]

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Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Baseball Minor Changes Are you a minor league baseball fan? If so, get ready: there will be some changes to the game in time for the 2018 season, particularly where extra innings are concerned. League officials are looking to improve the pace of the game by speeding it up a bit. They think this will make […]